Visit an array of stunning National Trust properties across Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Dorset, all from your luxury stay at Tucking Mill in Bath.
Exploring the National Trust in Somerset
Visit this manor house with stunning gardens as you explore the grounds’ walled white garden, rose and iris garden and lily gardens. These gardens were influenced by Gertrude Jekyll and feature vibrant colours and playing fountains.
Hidden in the Quantock Hills, this wild garden is full of natural history. Well worth the trip!
This is a tranquil gardener’s paradise. Covered in floral beauty with impressively kept gardens and secluded lawns, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
Situated among the trees near Minehead in Exmoor, this castle enjoys stunning views all around and its gardens are alive with Mediterranean plants. You can also venture through the riverside wooded garden and the surrounding countryside.
Prior Park Landscape Garden
Near enough on your doorstep, this stunning 18th century landscape garden in Bath is only a short walk from the city centre apartment or our cottage retreats in Tucking Mill. Explore the sweeping valley, magnificent views and relaxing lawns – and take a trip across one of only four Palladian bridges in the world.
Lytes Cary Manor
Step out onto tranquil walks across the estate and along the River Cary. The gardens at Lytes Cary are a collection of arts and crafts garden ‘rooms’ containing all sorts of natural treats.
Montacute is an Elizabethan house in England that has retained its compartmented gardens and offer an enticing stroll past herbaceous borders, around magical fountains and through orchards and parkland.
Not far from Bristol and a short drive from our properties, this beautiful house is surrounded by terraces, a rose garden, woodland, parkland, champion trees, an empty lake and kitchen garden. There is an abundance of nature to explore!
Visit the National Trust in Wiltshire & Gloucestershire
Just over the county line, there’s a whole host of places to discover. When you’re staying for longer with us, you’ll discover the pleasure of having not only Somerset but Wiltshire and Gloucestershire at your doorstep. We are ideally situated for access to a web of connected roads in the south west, making day trips an easy and pleasurable escape.
Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
Another local National Trust property certainly worth a visit! This ancient parkland is full of magnificent trees and extensive vistas that stretch as far as the Welsh mountains. Not to mention it’s just outside of Bath!
Cotswold manor house and gardens that was once the home of the eccentric Charles Wage, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions.
Great Chalfield Manor, Wiltshire
Romantic manor house with arts and crafts gardens not far from Melksham. Expect garden terraces, topiary houses, a lily pond, roses and views across a spring-led fishpond.
The Courts Garden, Wiltshire
Packed with variety, this English country garden is bound to inspire any walker. Imaginative planting and full of creative flair, this is a lovely day out.
Get lost in a maze of narrow pathways and discover secret gardens, gorgeous views and colourful plantings. These gardens are for walkers with adventurous spirit who wish to while away the afternoon in nature’s embrace.
Westbury Court Gardens, Gloucestershire
This is the only restored Dutch water garden in the country. Situated near Gloucester, this rare and beautiful natural escape is a lovely day out as you explore the canals and natural beauty.
Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
Wander through this country house’s historic grounds. Once owned by William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the negative photograph.
Newark Park, Gloucestershire
This estate at the top of the Cotswolds features a Tudor hunting lodge with views down the Ozleworth valley and into the Mendips beyond. Enjoy an expanse of parkland filled with spring blooms and quaint gardens.
Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire
This is the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle, found on an expansive open land perfect for walkers who want a breath of fresh air and a glimpse of the ancient world.
Renowned globally, this landscape garden centres around a picturesque lake surround by classic temples, grottoes and exotic trees.
Explore more days out in the south west by visiting the National Trust website here.