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Address: | Near Romsey, Mottisfont SO51 0LP, England
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+44 1794 340757
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient...

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.

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Off Season But Pleasant Visit

Car parking arrangements didn't appear to take account of our Great British weather. Patches of the car park were muddy quagmires and there were no gravelled or paved pathways... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Car parking arrangements didn't appear to take account of our Great British weather. Patches of the car park were muddy quagmires and there were no gravelled or paved pathways from it up to the architecturally rather wonderful welcome centre. The staff on the ticket desk were great. The guy who'd obviously given the 'welcome navigation talk' a thousand times that... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited on. Friday about 11am for a walk and lunch. The winter gardens were beautiful with snowdrops in flower. The walled garden though will not be at its best for a while. Our main issue was with the house, it was just too busy and noisy with screaming children to enjoy the exhibition so we abandoned that. Lunch was disappointing,... More 

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Thank Hugh J
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best done in sunshine as the gardens are stunning. Flat surfaces outside make it easier for those less firm on their feet and walks along the stream are pretty. Right now the snow drops are fabulous. Restaurant is friendly with good range of food, including healthy and veggie options. Reception staff at entrance were very supportive and helpful , especially... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Whistler exhibition today but not the high price of admission. Entrance at £13.50 non gift aid (£15 gift aid) for my daughter who is also a student is far too high. NT is pricing itself as a rich person's privilege. Nearby Hillier Gardens was just £8.10. NT promotes itself as being for everyone but at these prices it... More 

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Thank Brian W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mottisfont to see the Rex Whistler exhibition but took advantage of the guided tours of the house on offer. Our excellent guide, Marion, explained that it was a new way of allowing visitors while the deep clean went on in other rooms. Usually the hose would be closed in February. The tours are an excellent idea as they... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been before in summer to see the walled rose gardens but this was my first visit in winter. Lovely walk along the River Test, over the bridge at one end then back towards the house. Interesting exhibit of Rex Whistler. He looked much more vulnerable than I'd realized, excellent film by his nephew in the last room. A great... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited in the summer when the rose gardens were in bloom and were pleased to find different areas we missed before, especially the winter gardens with its super dogwood colour, wooden stepping stones and masses of snowdrops. It is a very well kept and organised NT property. There are info boards to inform you of that day's activities... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely house with some interesting exhibits. Beautiful gardens with a small river (tributary of the Test?) running through...idyllic

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Thank Juridique
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The 20th century art collection, its interesting ancient history, the Whistler Room, the friendly volunteers, the gardens, it is all amazing. The new Rex Whistler exhibition is a marvel and needs to be seen! It's on until April...

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mottisfont Abbey is great for the family. A period house to look around with things for the kids to do, a beautiful river walk, a walled garden with it's best known rose collection, and a new wooden play area for the kids. It also has plenty of open space for picnics and the kids to run around and play. The... More 

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