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Pen Mill Hotel

Pen Mill Hotel

Sherborne Road, Yeovil
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago

Situated in Yeovil, this inn is within 6 miles (10 km) of Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne Museum and Global Images Gallery. Montacute House and Sherborne Steam and ...

£75

£75
Hollies Hotel

Hollies Hotel

Bower Hinton, Martock
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Martock, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Tintinhull House Garden, Montacute House and Muchelney Abbey. Barrington Court and Fleet Air Arm Museum ...

£96

£96
George Albert Hotel and Spa

George Albert Hotel and Spa

Wardon Hill Farm, Dorchester
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

Located in Frome Saint Quinton, this hotel is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Cerne Abbas Giant and within 12 miles (20 km) of Mapperton Gardens and The Keep Military Museum. ...

£58

£58
The Terrace Lodge Hotel

The Terrace Lodge Hotel

South Western Terrace, Yeovil
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
2 others viewing this property now

Situated in Yeovil, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Tintinhull House Garden, Sherborne Abbey and Sherborne Museum. Montacute House and Global Images ...

£36

£36
Farthings Hotel and Restaurant

Farthings Hotel and Restaurant

Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago

Located in Hatch Beauchamp, this bed & breakfast is within 12 miles (20 km) of County Cricket Ground, Barrington Court and Muchelney Abbey. Fyne Court is 11.9 ...

£38

£38
Best Western Dorset Oborne The Grange Hotel

Best Western Dorset Oborne The Grange Hotel

Oborne, Sherborne
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
2 others viewing this property now

Situated in Oborne, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne Old Castle and Sherborne Museum. Global ...

£43

£43
The Preston Hotel

The Preston Hotel

64 Preston Road, Yeovil
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

Situated in Yeovil, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Montacute House, Tintinhull House Garden and Sherborne Abbey. Sherborne Museum and Global Images ...

£42

£42
The White Hart Somerton

The White Hart Somerton

Market Place, Somerton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

Situated in Somerton, this inn is within 6 miles (10 km) of Stembridge Tower Mill, Lytes Cary Manor and Fleet Air Arm Museum. Glastonbury Abbey and Muchelney ...

£71

£71
Northover Manor Hotel

Northover Manor Hotel

Ilichester, Yeovil
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

Located in Ilchester, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Fleet Air Arm Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of Tintinhull House Garden and Lytes Cary Manor. Montacute ...

£71

£71
The Kings Arms Inn

The Kings Arms Inn

49 Bishopston, Montacute
3.5 out of 5.0
4 others viewing this property now

Situated in Montacute, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Montacute House and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Tintinhull House Garden. Fleet Air Arm Museum and Muchelney ...

£66

£66

Pocket Guide: Montacute House Montacute House Hotels

Montacute House is a stunningly well-preserved example of English Renaissance design and architecture. This Elizabethan extravaganza of towering walls pierced with innumerable windows, and set in beautiful formal gardens, is a delightful spot to visit for the day from your Somerset hotel or local B&B in the Yeovil area.

Hotels in Somerset for Montacute House and Gardens

Montacute House was the creation of Sir Walter Phelips and was finished in 1601. The local ham stone was used by skilled craftsmen for its construction, directed by the master mason William Arnold. One of the showpieces of Montacute House is the (very!) Long Gallery. In fact it's the longest example of this type of gallery in England, and was all the rage at the time. The 60 or more Tudor and later Elizabethan portraits hanging here are all on loan from London's National Portrait Gallery and represent some of the grander figures of a lost age and world. The gardens that surround the main buildings are open all year round, perfect for pleasant strolls in summer and winter alike.

Stay at a local hotel or guesthouse such as The Bower Inn in Bridgwater or the Burnthouse Farm B&B in nearby Highbridge. They make comfortable bases for a thoroughly enjoyable visit to Montacute House.

Attractions in Somerset near Montacute House

After having a good look around Montacute House and gardens, there are several other historic sites in the immediate neighbourhood to visit when you pass through Yeovil on your way to your Somerset Hotel or B&B. Stoke Priory is famous for its collection of farm buildings that date back to the medieval period. You can also see England's last surviving thatched windmill at Stembridge Tower Mill close by. Another interesting medieval survivor is the Priest's House, a domestic dwelling with many of the original features still intact.

Based at a local hotel in Somerset, or passing through the Yeovil area on your way elsewhere, Montacute House makes a good destination both for its gardens and the period collections in the house itself. The area has plenty of other attractions, and the Yeovil countryside is some of the most beautiful in the United Kingdom.