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Somerset, TA15 6XP


01935 826921

Listed By

William Donelson

0000-00-00 00:00:00

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

The House is open 10th March - 4th November from 11am to 5pm 

(last admission at 4:30pm) every day except Tuesdays. 

The Garden, Shop and Cafe are open all year round from 10am to 5.30pm.

Parties/Coaches: Yes


Group Appointment: Yes

Must book in advance.

House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Mid to late Summer

To see:


Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) Whole Property: adult £11.00 (£10.00), child £5.50 (£5.00), family £27.50 (£25.00)

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Large park with dog walk. Tours and introductory talks

Garden Features & Events

Magnificent Elizabethan Ham-stone house, incorporating National Portrait Gallery exhibition, garden and park; Renaissance manor house filled with historic treasures; Fantastic exhibition of 17th-century textile samplers; Long Gallery boasts Elizabethan artwork from the National Portrait Gallery; Film location for Sense and Sensibility (1995)

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Slipper Cottage (B&B) King Arms, Montacute Pelips Arms, Montacute


On-site Courtyard cafe

Inns & Pubs:

King Arms, Montacute Pelips Arms - Montacute

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Yeovil Montague Village

Description of Garden

The garden is a formal garden constructed and enhanced over the years. It is the garden's architecture that gives the property its visual quality. The planting is designed to embellish this idea and add to the whole experience. It is not however a garden which is flamboyant and there is just enough interest for most of the season to add colour and purpose to the garden architecture.

History Of Garden

Many different people over the last 400 years have tended this garden, the main influences being Pridheum, a little known, but highly thought of, designer of the 18th century.

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