Mottisfont, National Trust

The south-facing front of Mottisfont house in summer, looking across a wide lawn
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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this 18th-century house with a medieval priory at its heart.

Maud Russell made Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists here to relax and create works inspired by Mottisfont’s past, including an extraordinary drawing-room painted by Rex Whistler. Those artistic traditions are continued today, with a permanent 20th-century art collection and major exhibitions in the top-floor gallery.

Outside, carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. The world-famous collection of old-fashioned roses flowers once a year in June. Winding paths meander through stately trees, with the sound of water never far away.

There’s space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery

Opening hours

Open 10am-5pm (4pm during winter) daily, except 24 and 25 December. Please check www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont for opening hours before visiting.

Admission charges

Free entry for National Trust members and under 5s. Adult £15.00 with Gift Aid, 13.60 standard; Child £7.50 with Gift Aid, £6.80 standard; Family £37.50 with Gift Aid, £34.00 standard.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

If travelling on M27, take junction 2 or 3 (M271) following signs to Romsey. Once you have reached Romsey, follow signs to Stockbridge (A3057). 3.5 miles down the A3057 turn left, following the brown tourist information signs to Mottisfont. If traveling on the M3, take junction 8 – A303 towards Andover. Follow the road signposted to Stockbridge and follow signs to Romsey (A3057). Approximately 3 miles from Stockbridge you drive through a village called Kings Somborne; drive through the village on the same road. Approximately 2 miles further on you will see a brown tourist information road sign on the right to Mottisfont.

Mottisfont & Dunbridge train station is just over a mile away on foot, via a public access footpath across fields (which may contain livestock) and some country roads.

Drawing room decorated by Rex Whistler and Derek Hill's 20th century picture collection

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Getting there

If travelling on M27, take junction 2 or 3 (M271) following signs to Romsey. Once you have reached Romsey, follow signs to Stockbridge (A3057). 3.5 miles down the A3057 turn left, following the brown tourist information signs to Mottisfont. If traveling on the M3, take junction 8 – A303 towards Andover. Follow the road signposted to Stockbridge and follow signs to Romsey (A3057). Approximately 3 miles from Stockbridge you drive through a village called Kings Somborne; drive through the village on the same road. Approximately 2 miles further on you will see a brown tourist information road sign on the right to Mottisfont.

Mottisfont & Dunbridge train station is just over a mile away on foot, via a public access footpath across fields (which may contain livestock) and some country roads.

Mottisfont, National Trust
nr Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0LP
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont

E-mail

mottisfontabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Infoline

01794 340757

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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