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Hestercombe House and Gardens

Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, TA2 8LG

Hestercombe House and Gardens


At Hestecombe Gardens in Somerset  discover 300 years of garden design in one inspiring estate. Wander along the lakeside paths of the Georgian Landscape Garden, admire the views from the Victorian Terrace and see the stunning Edwardian Formal Garden, one of the finest examples of Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens’ famous partnership.
Head to the house to find Hestercombe Gallery and be intrigued and inspired by changing exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year.
The Stables Café serves delicious home-cooked lunches and is famous for its Sunday roasts.  It’s also the perfect stop-off for a cup of tea and slice of cake.  Or, if you’re looking for something special, visit the elegant Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House where you can enjoy waiter service and a delicious three course lunch or afternoon tea with a view!
The Gardens Shop & Plant Centre offers gardening essentials, gifts and blooms. The Second-hand Book Shop in Hestercombe House is a book lover’s paradise. 


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Opening Hours

Hestercombe is open all year round, except Christmas Day.

Winter: 10am – 5pm, last entry at 4pm

Summer: 10am - 6pm, last entry at 5pm

Hestercombe House: Gallery & Secondhand Book Shop
11am – 4pm (summer 5pm)

The Column Room Restaurant (Wed – Sun)
12 – 4pm (last seating 3.45pm)

The Stables Cafe
10am – 5pm (5.30pm summer)

Gardens Shop & Plant Centre
10am – 5pm (5.30pm summer)


Adult: £13.30
Child: £6.65
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £20
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £33






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                        • Available for wedding receptions

                        • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

                        • Cater for groups

                        • Coach parking

                        • Conference facilities

                        • Delta accepted

                        • Demonstrations Given

                        • Dogs Accepted

                        • Educational Visits Accepted

                        • Event venue

                        • Facilities for children

                        • Family Fun

                        • Gift Shop

                        • Groups accepted

                        • Guide dogs permitted

                        • Guided Tours Available for Groups

                        • In countryside

                        • Maestro accepted

                        • Marketed towards children

                        • Marketed towards families

                        • Marketed towards senior citizens

                        • Marketed towards student/youth

                        • MasterCard accepted

                        • Max group size

                        • Min group size

                        • On site parking

                        • On-Site café/restaurant

                        • Outdoor Attraction

                        • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                        • Picnic Site

                        • Ramp/Level Access

                        • Restaurant

                        • Smoking Some Areas

                        • Special group rates

                        • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

                        • Toilets

                        • Toilets for disabled visitors

                        • Visa accepted

                        Road Directions

                        Hestercombe is less than 6 miles from J25 of the M5, 2.5 miles from Taunton, near the village of Cheddon Fitzpaine and is signposted from all main roads with the brown tourist information daisy symbol. The Sat Nav postcode is TA2 8LQ.

                        Public Transport Directions

                        Not accessible by public transport.
                        Disability Access: Yes - Visitor Centre and marked garden route


                        Hestercombe House and Gardens
                        Cheddon Fitzpaine
                        Nr Taunton
                        TA2 8LG
                        United Kingdom

                        T: 01823 413923

                        F: 01823 413747



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