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Halloween trail

Every year we take our boys (now 4 and 7) to the Halloween trail around the woods and this was the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Lunch and a walk

A return visit, but this time with our dogs so did not visit the house and gardens (which are... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Lytes Cary Manor Near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 7HU, England
+44 1458 224471
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Every year we take our boys (now 4 and 7) to the Halloween trail around the woods and this was the best one yet. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

A return visit, but this time with our dogs so did not visit the house and gardens (which are delightful and well worth seeing) but had a light lunch in the courtyard area (very busy in the sunshine but good food when we got it!)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The dry summer has not helped but there are large areas of the property not available to walk around. It seems conservation is given priority over customer enjoyment. The paved area of the garden is dangerous to walk on because of broken slabs and needs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Loved the house and gardens which comes with a great history. Really enjoyed our visit made all the more real by the introductory talk in the chapel before we started exploring. Garden very well maintained.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We were fortunate to have a lovely warm day for our visit. The welcome was excellent and helpful. The house is small but most interesting, and the gardens are lovingly tended. We were pleased to be allowed to take our dog into the courtyard for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited Lytes Cary whilst staying for a few days in Chard and really enjoyed our visit. We started in the tiny chapel next to the house where a very informative guide gave a great insight into the Lytes family and the work the next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

House and gardens very nice. Dog walk not well sign posted with no map. Cream tea was just ok as the scones could be warm 10sec microwave. Outside setting benches ok but rounds not good.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Another of the "Yeovil Four" (Montacute, Lytes Cary, Tintinhull & Barrington) and well worth a visit, especially if you have a National Trust card. The Topiary is in front of the manor house, the gardens around the side. It's not very big, but they have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Visited while holidaying in the area. A very unusual National Trust property. Well worth a visit, quite interesting, beautiful gardens. There was a lovely log fire burning in the entrance hall. The volunteers were very helpful and informative. Good car parkingn facilitaties. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Just had a visit to this small Manor, and I'm really glad that we popped in. Although small it is fairly unique in that rooms are not roped off, and you can freely move around in all of the areas. This makes it feel more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Chris E
25 March 2018|
Response from Lyn P |
Yes they had benches in the picnic area. Some people were sitting on blankets in the fields adjacent to the picnic area. I didn’t see any bins, for rubbish. We took ours home.
6 March 2017|
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Response from Robertscargill | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. there are plenty of walks up on the mendips which are no too far away and if you are in the area the walk from the Abbey at Glastonbury to the Chalice Well then up to the Tor and back down to the White well and... More
30 January 2017|
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Response from Weekender787 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that you can pre-book but I am sure that if you popped in when you arrived and asked for a table at a certain time they would be obliging. If you are taking a party of people that may be more difficult as it... More