A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens


Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Discovering Britain: the Shell Heritage Art Collection exhibition

Thu 25 May 2017
Iconic images of the British landscape, commissioned by Shell for their highly successful advertising campaigns from the 1920s to the 1950s.

May half-term trail: My Great Day Out!

Sat 27 May 2017
Travel through Mottisfont's grounds, creating your own adventure as you go.

Rose season

Thu 01 Jun 2017
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

Discovering Britain and Mottisfont by The Caravan Gallery

Sat 03 Jun 2017
A colourful mobile exhibition venue and visual arts project run by artists Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale.

Outdoor theatre: Northanger Abbey

Wed 12 Jul 2017
Heartbreak Productions bring Jane Austen's gothic parody to life.

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler family trail

Sat 15 Jul 2017
Come and explore our grounds for adventures with the Gruffalo and Friends.

Eating and shopping

Trout tart and asparagus served at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Visit our cafés and shops 

Treat yourself to lunch or a tasty snack from one of our cafés while you visit. Whether you’re seeking a full meal or a light bite, we have a variety of different outlets to suit all cravings. Take a look at our shop and plant centre in the Welcome Centre to discover a great range of gifts, and browse for second-hand books in the Stables.



A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Arrange a group visit 

Enjoy exploring the estate, take in our exhibitions, discover our gardens or simply admire the house: we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.



Five children stand on a brick bridge at Mottisfont, Hampshire in autumn

Learning at Mottisfont 

Rich in history and natural resources, Mottisfont has a wealth of learning opportunities for all stages of development. Schools, home educators and other educational groups are welcome to explore and find inspiration in this special environment. You can download from a series of free educational resources to help you make the most of your day.


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The Cellarium at Mottisfont, Hampshire

The history of Mottisfont 

From humble beginnings as a 13th Century priory to a grand country retreat for London's artistic elite, Mottisfont has a rich and varied past.