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Mottisfont Abbey, Mottisfont

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Originally founded in 1201 as an Augustinian priory, Mottisfont Abbey now stands as a romantic house set in riverside gardens. The priory was destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries under King Henry VIII. Mottisfont was bestowed to a favored statesman who turned it into a country home, though sections of the original medieval church remain. Explore the house and find traces of the people who have lived there for 800 years, from the great cellarium where the monks kept their stores, to the knick-knacks of 20th-century hostess Maud Russell. Amble through the garden, a mix of formal lawns and specialist spaces, and trek further into the surrounding woodland, filled with ancient trees and bubbling brooks. Check out the gallery, which runs different exhibitions and installations throughout the year. Top off your visit by feasting on local produce at the Kitchen Cafe, or indulge your sweet tooth at the ice cream parlor in the stable block. See Mottisfont Abbey and all Mottisfont has to offer by arranging your trip with our Mottisfont travel itinerary planner .
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  • My wife and I love to visit the National trust houses on our holidays. We checked the itinerary and it was open. Arrived on 10th July, only to have the car park filled with film crew larries and cars....  more »
  • This is a National Trust property. I visited especially to see the rose garden. Gardens beautiful and calm set in extensive grounds of formal lawns and countryside. At present roses are nearly past th...  more »
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