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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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  • A lovely Day with sunshine. So much nature. An experience going into the house. Three places to eat. We sat outside of a cafe as the weather er was so good. Activities especially for children. A membe...  more »
  • We visited Mottisfont during late October time with our three children who are between ages 2-7 years. There was a scarecrow trail here for the children to find as part of the harvest celebrations, at...  more »
  • Have been here a few times before but decided to pop in again as we in the area. I think that we had our best visit today. We did one of the tours of the Abbey about the historical aspects and it was ...  more »
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