Lytes Cary is a manor house with associated chapel and gardens near Charlton Mackrell and Somerton in Somerset, England. The property, owned by the National Trust, has parts dating to the 14th century, with other sections dating to the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 20th centuries. "Yet all parts blend to perfection with one another and with the gentle sunny landscape that surrounds them," comments Nikolaus Pevsner. The House is listed as Grade I by English Heritage.
The chapel predates the existing house, having been built around 1343, and functioned as a chantry chapel, where masses could be said for the souls of the family, both living and dead. The great hall was added in the 15th century and the Oriel Room in the 16th. Various renovations were undertaken during the 16th and 17th centuries after which the house fell into disrepair with the north range being demolished by the early 19th century. In 1907 Sir Walter Jenner of the Jenner baronets bought the house and restored it in a period style, furnishing it with fine 17th century and 18th century oak furniture, antique tapestries and fabrics modelled after medieval textiles, along with historic and period paintings. On his death in 1948 he left the house to the National Trust.
Richard Venn | Apr 7, 2018
Lovely small-scale national trust property with beautiful "arts and crafts" gardens. 6500 tulips! Garden set out in "rooms".
Bill Mexson | Apr 2, 2018
Well worth a visit. Smaller than many NT properties and a limited lunch menu in the tea room but a great way to break a journey for a couple of hours.
Photo Fan | Mar 31, 2018
Nice place. Typical national trust . Compact but interesting house. Charming .
Ian Duncan | Mar 30, 2018
Very pleasant. Nice gardens. Definitely recommend the holiday cottage! !
Gilbert James | Feb 17, 2018
Beautiful garden in a nice setting with a pretty house. Friendly National Trust staff as always and a cafe serving tasty food. A shop selling all the usual National Trust ware too.
Janette North | May 4, 2018
Interesting manor house. A lot smaller than expected. We didn't do the walks as the weather was by good. Very small tea room offering tea, coffee, sandwiches, cake etc. No cooked meals . Although interesting we thought the entrance fee expensive at £11.00 per adult as there was not much to do or see.
Kara Richardson | May 23, 2018
Beautiful gardens but it was too cold in linger outside. House was full of carboot type junk. Stairs very difficult for older people
email@example.com 1958becca | May 16, 2018
Lovely gardens, staff were very helpful with a good sense of humour, gardener gave us some helpful gardening advice, good food, good selection of plants, thoroughly enjoyed our day, thank you NT x
Rubee W | May 11, 2018
Super place. Really enjoyed our visit. Very friendly staff lovely gardens.
Chris Wheeler | Jun 17, 2018
Very interesting place to visit. Wonderful colourful gardens. Informative members of staff. Well worth a visit. Small cafe and shop run by happy staff.. holiday lets
Ann Duxbury | Jun 3, 2018
We have been to lytes cary a few times. Beautiful gardens and walks which are well signposted. Today we were lucky enough to catch a garden tour by one of the volunteers. This added a new dimension to the garden. Lovely few hours spent on a beautiful sunny day.
Chris Burgess | Jun 3, 2018
Stunning gardens. Interesting garden tour. House also interesting. Well worth a visit.
Carol Mercer | May 30, 2018
Despite the problems they have following the water leakage this is a really beautiful house. It is small and not at all ostentatious. We loved it.
Anna Przylecka | May 26, 2018
Glorious garden. Sheltered and beautiful setting. Plant shop definitely the best in the business. Long way from home but must be visited everytime you ate anywhere near tnere.
Wander is a travel search engine that allows you to find the perfect travel destination that fits your budget and preferences.