The Abbey itself is every bit as interesting as a National Trust or English Heritage site, however I believe this house is run by the family that owns it rather than a trust and this is where the difference lies, there is far more freedom to the rooms - you can actually walk into every room with no roped off... 更多
Visited in July when the sweet peas were in full bloom. Stunning sight . The tour around the house was interesting, maybe not so much for young children. Gardens are well stocked and the Bog garden was just amazing. Coffee and cake from the cafe was great. Would recommend a visit if you're in the area.
Most interesting old family seat, house alone well worth a visit. Lovely gardens and grounds, not to National Trust standards, but all the nicer for it. A real gem - highly recommended.
If you like visiting heritage places, this privately owned and still occupied house and gardens is definitely a place to visit, so long as you can handle the horrid single track roads you’ll need to travel down to get here. We loved the place but hated the drive. The remodelled abbey is a stunning home and the gardens are some... 更多
Entry is via the immaculate kitchen garden with a herbaceous border surrounding the whole border. However, the herbaceous plants were all uncommon, which made it all the more interesting. Plants, were without exception, so very healthy looking and made me want to go home and work a bit harder on my own garden. There is a super pottery exhibition and... 更多
I must admit I don't usually like things like this but I went along with the family and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The gardens were delightful and the house is full of history. A pleasant way to enjoy a few hours peace and quiet.
We were staying in Cricket St. Thomas and saw the signs and visited by chance, glad we did. Although it was a Monday and the house was closed to visitors,the gardens were worth the visit alone, well laid out and well cared for, good blend of lawns, mature trees and herbaceous borders. The nursery is well worth a visit and... 更多
Fired Abbey is a tranquil place. A beautiful house and gorgeous gardens. Lots of great art and beautiful ceilings, great to walk around at your own pace. You can buy great plants grown on the property. Great place to visit especially if you are a history fan, gardening fan or art fan.
We have just visited Forde Abbey for the first time, although quite expensive to get in it was worth every penny, the abbey/house was Lovely, but the gardens were wonderful, packed full of different, unusual wonderful plants, trees, bog gardens, borders and the vegetable plots. A must is the three times a day water fountain wow...make sure you visit...the food... 更多
Went on a large family trip. Staff friendly, house is very lovely and interesting, gardens stunning, fountain is great and kids loved it. Food a bit pricey in cafe. Ice cream lovely. This is our second visit. Great letterbox stamp trail for the kids. We spent five full hours and had a nice day. Thanks forde abbey!