Opening times for 30 November 2023
Asset Opening time House 11:00 - 15:30 Café 10:00 - 15:45 Car Park 10:00 - 16:30 Garden 10:00 - 16:00 Parkland 10:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:00 - 16:00 Second-hand bookshop 10:00 - 16:00
The first and second floors of Montacute House are closed. You can still visit the ground floor and the garden, parkland, shop and café are open as usual.MTWTFSS3031123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930123
Blue Badge parking. Accessible toilet. Ground floor of house accessible. Two manual wheelchairs available for loan. Formal garden fully accessible.
Level access to shop
3 miles south of, and signed from, A303 (London to Exeter). Take A3088 towards Yeovil
Leyland Trail and Monarch Trail both pass through Montacute Park
Yeovil Pen Mill 5 miles; Yeovil Junction 7 miles
Yeovil bus station to South Petherton
NCN30 passes Montacute village
View all our upcoming events including the new festive reindeer trail.
Montacute House is a two pawprint rated place. Enjoy seasonal walks with your dog throughout the year and find out how you can make the most of your visit.
From its golden exterior to the longest Long Gallery in Britain, Montacute House is a beacon of Elizabethan flamboyance and there’s so much for groups to see.
A masterpiece of Elizabethan architecture and design, built at the end of the 16th century. The ground floor is open, however, the first and second floors of the house are currently closed.
One of the few remaining Elizabethan compartmentalised gardens. Lawns, flower borders and clipped yew hedges.
The role of these buildings has changed over time, but they are originally identified as porters' lodges for servants.
Featuring the Lime Avenue and veteran trees, as well as orchards with heritage apple trees from the Tidnor collection.
Waymarked walks pass through the woodland areas of Ladies Walk and St Michael’s Hill on the wider parkland estate.
A tower on the summit of St Michael’s Hill on the wider estate, offering views of the Somerset countryside.
Housed in the old service buildings, the café serves a range of light brunch and lunch options, snacks and cakes.
Shop filled with gifts, local products and plant sales. The second-hand book barn is in the old Stables.
Family fun at Montacute House
Christmas is always special at Montacute House. This year to get you in the festive mood, the house and grounds will be decorated with natural garlands and flowers grown in our garden. For family fun join in the search specially designed reindeer hidden around the property.
Explore the ground floor of the house at Montacute in Somerset, home of the rare Tournai Tapestry.
Explore the garden of Montacute House throughout the seasons. See the yew trees, affectionately known as ‘wibbly wobbly’ hedges, or take a few moments of tranquillity in the Orangery.
Walk the estate at Montacute House and discover nature, views and landmarks to enjoy throughout the season. Bring along your dog and enjoy wide-open spaces.
If you’re looking for things to do together this autumn, why not head over to Montacute House? There is plenty to keep the whole family happy.
A decorative gate lodge with a spacious interior that retains many original features.
A grade II-listed gatehouse with a pretty, private garden, at the entrance to Elizabethan masterpiece Montacute House.
A unique apartment in the grand former stables of Barrington Court, sitting right next door to the incredible Tudor manor house.
Montacute is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding garden and parkland, it is a place of beauty and wonder.
Sir Edward Phelips was the visionary force and money behind the creation of this masterpiece, which was completed in 1601. Built by skilled craftsman using local ham stone under the instruction of William Arnold, master mason, the house was a statement of wealth, ambition and showmanship. The ground floor of the house is open, however, the upper floors are currently closed.
A beautiful garden surrounds Montacute House, constantly changing, filling the house with scent in summer and providing an atmospheric backdrop for a winter walk.
Whether you just want to let the children run and explore, or be inspired by the collections housed within the walls of Montacute, you will leave with lasting memories and a desire to soon return.
Within 20 minutes drive of Montacute, you will find four fascinating smaller properties each with its own unique character, history, and story to tell.
A combined age of 2,300 years spans the medieval period to the early 19th century. Explore Stoke Priory, a fine collection of medieval farm buildings; Treasurer's House, with its great hall and unusual wall painting; Stembridge Tower Mill, the last remaining thatched windmill in England; and the Priest’s House, a medieval home of great character not to be missed.
The National Trust works hard to ensure that Montacute House and its garden are maintained for the enjoyment of visitors. Find out about some of the jobs we’ve undertaken.
Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management has a long-standing relationship with the National Trust in the south west. Aiming to offer the highest ethical principles and best service standards of any financial adviser in the UK, with locally based offices across southern England. These include Sherborne, and a newly opened location in Richmond-upon-Thames. We’re very pleased that they’re kindly continuing to support the South Somerset portfolio.