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Mottisfont Abbey

| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Went for the Kaffe Fassett exhibition, stayed for the grounds

Being a quilt lover a friend suggested that we pop to this NT house to see the Kaffe Fassett... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sherfield On Loddon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Another National Trust Gem

We were on our way to the New Forest so could only spend a couple of hours. The new visitor centre... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter V
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. There's space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
+44 1794 340757
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being a quilt lover a friend suggested that we pop to this NT house to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition. Having walked through the beautiful grounds to get to the house we were distracted by the lovely tea room. A quick tea and cake later...More

Thank tufttufttuft
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on our way to the New Forest so could only spend a couple of hours. The new visitor centre is a little remote from the house but an easy walk, also transport is available. Interesting house and gardens. We took the medieval outdoor...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited in the autumn and enjoyed every minute of this beautiful place. Staff were on hand to answer questions and there are regular information talks by staff dressed up in period costume. We saw the Kaffe Fassett exhibition which was an added bonus as...More

Thank jivebanana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my parents to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition. Fabulous! They way the knitting and patchwork quilts are displayed is beautiful, if you love colour and craft go you won't be disappointed. However there were a couple of things we were disappointed with, firstly the...More

Thank sue w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Mottisfont as NT members with a view to walking the grounds with our 8month old daughter in her buggy. We often have issues finding buggy friendly walks but Mottisfont was easy with a clear map available from reception on arrival. Particularly lovely alongside the...More

Thank CornwallTWH
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Kaffe Fassett exhibition was the temptation that drew us to the National Trust run Mottisfont Abbey. What we did not anticipate before arriving, was a triple treat. The location was not difficult to find, signposted well once we had negotiated the motorway and main...More

Thank Greeenmantle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group to celebrate a friend's birthday - the house itself was very interesting and the grounds are just stunning. We had a wonderful walk and picnic. Cafe isn't cheap but then that's what I'd expect. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Gina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Abbey on a very wet September day but this did not take anything away from such a lovely house and gardens, it was stunning. It is very wheelchair friendly and the access is extremely good considering the age of the building but...More

Thank Vetti2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for everyone - house, gardens, walks, river. Our children loved the water play area - good job we'd brought a change of clothes... One suggestion - how about a children's trail? we actually used the one from Oxburgh Hall we'd picked up earlier in...More

Thank thebin16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been before about 10 years ago and they've since added a very plush entrance. The walled gardens are famous for their roses so going in September was never going to be amazing. However I do think the whole place is really rather dull. An...More

Thank Ian S
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Heather M
11 May 2017|
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Response from Johanna C | Reviewed this property |
yeah a cafe type set up where you go to a bar and choose your meal a posh kind of canteen...nice food !! one in the stables and one in the house lots of room and well organised but probs v busy at times xxx
Valerie S
7 April 2017|
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Response from Mottisfont-NT | Property representative |
Hello, it takes about 15 - 20 minutes to walk from the station to the property. We're open daily; our gardens and cafes are open from 10am, the house and gallery from 11am. We close at 5pm. We hope this is helpful and you... More
4 April 2017|
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Response from mrsm541 | Reviewed this property |
Personally we were there about 5 hours at least. We went to the art exhibition, went round the house (which is reasonably quick). Had a picnic. Looked round the walled gardens, sat in there drinking a cup of tea. went... More