The Vyne, Sherborne St. John

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  • Wasn't expecting anything special when we went, but what a surprise! Magnificent 17th century family home full of original furniture and paintings. Very friendly staff at the door who explained how to...  more »
  • I love visiting National Trust places, especially those associated with Grand Tourists that visitid Italy in the 17th-18th centuries and brought back home beautiful souvenirs with Venecian landscapes,...  more »
  • Walked to the Vyne today and went in for tea and cake. It’s really fab, yummy homemade cake and good selection of hot and cold drinks  more »
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  • Plentiful parking and a beautiful setting. The gardens were lovely and well cared for, the mini bouquets of dahlia's on offer at the honesty booth were delightful, and a few made there way back to our lounge where they really brighten up the place. I feel the house was in need of more information, there were no plaques on the pictures or even at the entrance to the rooms, which is very uncommon for NT properties. Over all though a lovely property and the food on offer in the cafe was yummy
  • Parts of the house were closed due to roof repairs. Would have loved to seen the first floor but what was open was beautiful. Excellent interpretation to explain the work going on. Staff and volunteers were all very friendly and helpful. Beautiful lawn and river with ducks. Could do with some wasp traps around the picnic area. My son had 6 around him whilst eating his - delicious - ice cream.
  • Lovely house in a beautiful location. Parking is plentiful and the grounds are relatively easy to negotiate. Great tea room with ample seating in the garden. We did not go into the house on this visit so I cannot comment on it. One negative point (but this only impacts dog owners). The National Trust encourage dog owners to visit The Vyne which does have great walking areas. However they do not provide ANY bins for dog waste to be disposed of anywhere on the grounds. This is something that you need to be aware of as you will have to carry the waste bags around with you for the whole walk which is crazy!! National Trust will you PLEASE install some bins on the walking routes? Thank you.
  • We had a great visit to the Vyne. For some reason I had low expectations but I could have not been more wrong. Not only is it architecturally an interesting property but also has quite a history. Some stand out spaces for me were the entrance hall, staircase and landings, the Oak Gallery and the stone gallery. It has impressive grounds including a walled garden and a lake/reservoir with stunning views. The NT staff were friendly and happy to tell us the interesting history. Overall a great visit.
  • This is my second visit in the last few years and the location and facilities are great. When I visited in 2015 the house tour was excellent however the roof and repair works have only just finished so all the upstairs and some of the ground floor rooms will be closed until Aug/Sept 2018 according to the staff. This means the house tour is not really worth the effort (or cost if you are not an NT member) but the tea room, shop and grounds are still worth a visit on a nice day.
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