The Vyne, Sherborne St. John

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  • This is a beautiful house with interesting decor and a pleasant walk. I was fortunate enough to experience the roof renovations, which is very interesting. I also really like how cheerful the builders...  more »
  • We visited just before most of the spring flowers bloomed - I would guess a week early. We could see there will be masses of blooms in April. In addition, we spoke to one of the gardeners who said eve...  more »
  • We were seeing my daughter at a play at the Anvil, in Basingstoke, and arrived early. So we thought we’d have a tour of the house and then a coffee/tea afterwards. It was lovely! The first crocuses an...  more »
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  • Lovely Tudor house currently under extensive roof repairs. The surrounding scaffolding will hopefully be taken down by July 2018 according to the information from a guide upon a visit here on the 15th April to reveal the outside of this wonderful property. Inside the house there is plenty to see and experience just as Henry VIII would have upon his visit in 1535 with his second wife, Anne Boleyn. The whole ground floor is set out with exhibition displays and self guided tour. One room has several overhead projectors giving an audio and visual display. The house also incorporates its own beautiful chapel with stained glass and other original features. The grounds include a walled garden, lake, summer house, lime tree avenue, access to woodland walks and other lovely garden features. Of course there is also a cafe, shop and toilets.Well worth a visit.
  • Love this place, a real gem so close to Basingstoke. Amazing gardens and forest walks, you can spend hours here. If its good weather don't forget your picnic! Work is being carried out on the main house, so is covered by scaffold at the moment, but once complete it will be back to its former glory... Dont let it put you off.
  • We visited The Vyne four times during 2017, using our NT membership, to see the progress of the roof restoration project. We have also visited on several other occasions, in the evenings, to watch plays on the lawn. It's a lovely house, well worth the visit, and the guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. The Chapel is a special highlight - ask the guide about who painted the panels up near the ceiling! The gift shop (if you like that sort of thing) is nicely presented, the café serves good food & drink (though the queue can build up quickly), and there are a couple of modest walks available (one through woodland, outside the property). We love this place.
  • Beautiful house where Henry VIII stayed. Gorgeous layout on wonderful grounds. Great for both adults and children. Highly recommended National Trust property. We go often for a stroll around the lake.
  • We've just had a lovely afternoon at the Vyne. It's currently under going renovations so we weren't able to see everything, but the current exhibits showcase some of the best parts of the house, with furniture and paintings from the inaccessible rooms given their own space for viewing. The weather prevented us from visiting the garden for more than a brief look, and the grounds are out of bounds over winter to give them a chance to heal before spring. However it was still a fantastic view out across them. The tea shop was delightful, with reasonable prices and plenty of options on food and drinks. The gift shop is slightly overpriced for what they're selling, but still worth a look. Definitely one of the most pleasant national trust properties I've visited, and with free entry for members, you can't really go wrong.
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