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Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate

Test Valley

Type:Historic House / Palace

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP

Tel: +44 01794 340757

Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate


A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. 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.

Stroll over sweeping lawns to the converted medieval priory that Maud Russell made her home in the 1930s. She brought artists, writers and designers here to relax, have fun, and make work inspired by Mottisfont’s past, including Rex Whistler’s extraordinary trompe l’oeil drawing room.

Discover stories of creativity, conflict, love and loss – and see how art is once again bringing Mottisfont to life, through changing exhibitions in our art gallery all year round.

There’s space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do. Refresh your taste buds with a trip to the Kitchen Café, or treat yourself in our beautiful shop, where you’ll find a wide range of gifts, local produce and plants.

For the latest prices and opening times please visit the National Trust website



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop in reception, shop and restaurant
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide, interesting scents.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Lunches and afternoon teas.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 15
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Braille
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Japanese printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A3057. A3057, 4.5 miles north west of Romsey, 0.75 miles west of A3057.



Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Mottisfont and Dunbridge. 


  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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