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Tintinhull House

Yeovil, Somerset

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An elegant 17th century house built from local Ham Hill stone that overlooks the most delightful formal garden. Visitors will not only feel like the lord and lady of the manor, they can also enjoy spectacular views out over the network of garden rooms and explore its glories ‘out of hours’. Part of the house has been used to create a four bedroom holiday property which retains much of its original features, such as leaded windows. You can explore the rest of the house during the opening hours. The kitchen is dominated by a huge Aga and an open fire is the centre piece of the sitting room.

Tintinhull Gardens is available as a venue for civil wedding ceremonies. They offer a picturesque setting alongside the intimate Summer House which overlooks the peaceful Pool garden.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance, utility room, kitchen/dining room, small hallway leading to drawing room.
First floor
Four bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 twins). Main double bedroom has stunning views over the main garden and an antique brass half tester 5' bed. The other double bedroom also has views over the gardens and an antique mahogany inlaid 5' bed. Two bathrooms, both with original roll-top baths.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Cars can enter The Courtyard to unload and there is plenty of space to park in the main visitors car park 100 metres from the house.

Garden: The formal gardens have open pools and young children should be supervised.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Please Note: The Aga oven runs on electricity rather than oil.

For further details about Tintinhull Gardens as a wedding venue please contact the Visitor Services Manager for Montacute and Tintinhull Gardens on telephone: 01935 826940


Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset. Their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

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  • Cycling
  • walking
  • fishing
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Tintinhull Garden
Tintinhull Garden Delightful formal garden
Montacute House
Montacute House Magnificent Elizabethan Ham-stone house, incorporating National Portrait Gallery exhibition, garden and park
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory 14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priests' residence
Treasurer's House
Treasurer's House, Martock Small medieval house
Lytes Cary Manor
Lytes Cary Manor Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden
Priest's House
Priest's House, Muchelney Late medieval hall-house in a picturesque village

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • April 2016
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    Access out of hours was amazing!

    Staff and volunteers were exceptionally friendly and helpful. A map of the walking route to Montachute would have been good. Access to the garden out of hours was amazing. The garden is very well looked after.

  • Jennie Setter
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable...

    We all enjoyed the property and the gardens. We particularly liked using the aga, and looking around the gardens. We walked to Montecute on the Sunday which was very enjoyable. Thank you for arranging the return of some clothing we left behind, very friendly and efficient service.

  • Johnson
    • November 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    Access to Tintinhull gardens out of hours. Character of house itself. Local walks, including to Montacute. Proximity to good local pub.

  • Turner
    • November 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    Myself and all my family loved living like aristocrats for a short while! To wander around beautiful gardens and study the history of the house was such a joy. We wished we could live like this always. We loved the welcome card and tea and biscuits and we can not speak too highly about the staff that worked at Tintinhull and the other Trust properties nearby. We would particularly like to mention Dickon at Montecute who was so welcoming to my family and made us feel very special.

  • George Hoad
    • May 2015
    • Australia
    Ideal base!

    I found the website very easy to use & once I had decided on the property, the staff were terrific on the phone answering my questions. Tintinhull House & Garden was the dream holiday home for an Aussie & 3 American friends - all mad keen gardeners with a love of history. The house is full of charm & history & the gardens were a true delight! It proved the ideal base for visiting other NT properties, quaint villages & the glorious Somerset countryside.

  • Steven Vanhoorne
    • May 2015
    • Belgium
    Nice old house!

    Tintinhull House is a very lovely estate, beautiful garden and nice old house with excellent facilities. Excellent location for our annual costumed weekend in the UK and also excellent base to visit other NT properties like Montecute and Stourhead

  • Helen Barnett
    • May 2015
    • Surrey
    Clean cottage

    We were so impressed with our cottage, especially the cleanliness and how well equipped it was. This was our first visit to a National Trust Cottage and will certainly be looking to book in the future. Thank you.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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