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Tintinhull House

Yeovil, Somerset

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An elegant 17th century house built from local Ham Hill stone that overlooks the most delightful formal garden. Visitors will not only feel like the lord and lady of the manor, they can also enjoy spectacular views out over the network of garden rooms and explore its glories ‘out of hours’. Part of the house has been used to create a four bedroom holiday property which retains much of its original features, such as leaded windows. You can explore the rest of the house during the opening hours. The kitchen is dominated by a huge Aga and an open fire is the centre piece of the sitting room.

Tintinhull Gardens is available as a venue for civil wedding ceremonies. They offer a picturesque setting alongside the intimate Summer House which overlooks the peaceful Pool garden.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance, utility room, kitchen/dining room, small hallway leading to drawing room.
First floor
Four bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 twins). Main double bedroom has stunning views over the main garden and an antique brass half tester 5' bed. The other double bedroom also has views over the gardens and an antique mahogany inlaid 5' bed. Two bathrooms, both with original roll-top baths.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: The formal gardens have open pools and young children should be supervised.

Parking: Cars can enter The Courtyard to unload and there is plenty of space to park in the main visitors car park 100 metres from the house.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Please Note: From 12 May 2013 the Aga oven will run on electricity rather than oil.

For further details about Tintinhull Gardens as a wedding venue please contact the Visitor Services Manager for Montacute and Tintinhull Gardens on telephone: 01935 826940

email: grahame.meaden@nationaltrust.org.uk

Cottage details
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Let starts
Thursday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
003025
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Special offers
  • South West - Offer from 03/01/2015 to 28/02/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Celebration
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

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Activities
  • Cycling
  • walking
  • fishing
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Tintinhull Garden
Tintinhull Garden Delightful formal garden
Treasurer's House
Treasurer's House, Martock Small medieval house
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory 14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priests' residence
Lytes Cary Manor
Lytes Cary Manor Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden
Priest's House
Priest's House, Muchelney Late medieval hall-house in a picturesque village
Barrington Court
Barrington Court Beautiful Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, kitchen gardens and the now empty Tudor manor house

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Dawson
    • December 2013
    • Dorset
    Beautiful gardens

    The gardens are beautiful

  • Colin Jackson
    • October 2013
    • Germany
    Special atmosphere

    Tintinhull House and garden have a special atmosphere which generate a feeling of well-being and tranquillity.The obvious care taken by the caretakers to present the house well contribute to this. We intended during our stay to make several excursions, however, we were so happy with the accommodation we tended to spend more time at "home"!! We haven't lived in the UK for over 15 years, with few visits in between, so it was a great experience for us at Tintinhull enabling us to enjoy England again at its best!! Thank you.

  • Lucy Christie
    What a magical place

    What a magical place.We have booked two more time as we so enjoyed Tintinhull.Beautiful gardens ,superb family meals in the kitchen and lovely rooms.

  • Mary and Rob Clark
    It is a amazing house with a lot of history

    It is a amazing house with a lot of history. We have a wonderful time there even in January 2008. The house is big enough for a family reunion and the kids enjoy running around in the garden. The housekeeper and gardeners have done a marvelous job in maintaining this house. We look forward to another family holiday with the National Trust Property

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Prices include:

  • VAT at the current rate
  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • South West - Offer from 03/01/2015 to 28/02/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount

Supplements
(not included in the price table above)

  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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