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“A pleasant afternoon.”
Review of Tintinhull Garden

Tintinhull Garden
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Yeovil
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pleasant afternoon here today. It was an idyllic place to visit - a great place to sit and relax amongst the flowers. It was well kept. We thought it would've been good to have had some of the flowers labelled so we knew what we were looking at. We can highly recommend the cream teas and hot chocolate!!! The parking was free and the toilets were clean. Our only criticism was that it wasn't a very large site and so the entrance charge of over £7 seemed a lot to pay!

Thank Claire W
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"national trust property"
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"vegetable garden"
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"small cafe"
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"old stables"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tintinhull is special as its small compared to many of the great stately homes many people assume and associate with. Before you enter the home make sure you visit the history area section to your right hand side next to the tea room. Thats free. Only part of the ground floor is accessible and at the far end of the garden facing some woodland is a small water tower. This is not accessible to the public but you can still see it quite clearly from the garden.

Thank Micklah
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely visit to Tintinhull. The Manor House has a couple of rooms on the ground floor open for public viewing. However the star attraction is definitely the wonderful gardens. Laid out in distinct areas or “rooms”, they are an absolute delight to wander round.
Friendly & helpful staff/volunteers on hand too. Very nice tearoom in the old stables.
Dogs are allowed in the main courtyard area on their leads but not in the house or gardens.

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Packs a huge punch for a small facility. Well-signposted off the A303 if heading west [heading east take Montacute turn and access Tintinhull via country road from Montacute village], good parking, warm reception. Small shop and small café with outside seating. Gardens are OK for visitors with mobility problems but I would advise dropping off such visitors before parking as there is a 5 minute rough-ground walk from car park. Limited viewing in house [2 rooms] but stunningly beautiful gardens and arboretum. The best garden experience in south Somerset by far and is being opened more regularly than of yore.

Only one negative point-the site is being maintained as a time capsule but I would suggest that an exception could be made with the coffee.

Thank livescount
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

In the years since my last visit, I had forgotten that the plantswoman Penelope Hobhouse had lived at Tintinhull for more than a decade. Cues from Hidcote, two and a half hours north, are apparent in the garden design. The 'rooms' are a perfect size to complement the house; in one, the proportion of shrubs to perennials seemed noticeably greater and we wondered what the thinking behind it is/was.

In the old stables cafe, a book of plant photographs permits many of the specimens to be identified - important because they are not labelled in the garden. The day we visited, the ground floor rooms were not open; I hadn't checked that aspect. Only garden opening, so that's worth bearing in mind. Tintinhull is an ideal spot for a break on the A303.

Thank plymouth
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