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Iford Manor Gardens

Iford, Nr Bath, BA15 2BA
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About

This romantic, award-winning, family-owned Grade 1 listed garden was created by Edwardian architect Harold Peto when Iford Manor was his home, from 1899-1933. Tucked away at the bottom of a tranquil valley, paths twist and turn around ancient statues, columns, terraces and architecture surrounded by ebullient planting schemes, leading you on in anticipation of the next delight.

Set in 2.5 acres, this steep, terraced, Italianate garden affords the visitor wonderful views of the valley, especially enjoyed from the casita, loggia and cloisters. Steeped in history, a visit to the beautiful, Italianate gardens is often described as like stepping into another world.

Open April to September; 11 – 4 (last entry 3.30pm)

Open Sundays only in October; 11 – 4 (last entry 3.30pm)

Homemade cakes and selection of drinks available. Cream Teas at weekends

Please note that Iford Manor itself is not open.

Awards:

“Little Treasures of Britain” – 2017 Group Travel Awards 

“Best Heritage Site and Cultural Events Venue - Somerset” – 2017 Lux Hospitality Awards 

“Garden of the Year” – 1998 Christies/ Historic Houses Award

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concessions (students, over 60s) - Concession£5.20 per ticket
Unit 1 - Adult£6.00 per ticket

Groups welcome by appointment only. Please contact info@ifordmanor.co.uk for details on group rates during opening hours and out-of-hours visits.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Bath: take A36 South for 7 miles; turn left at brown sign to “Iford Manor” and follow country lane for 1 mile. 6’ 6” width restriction. From Bradford-on-Avon: take B3109 for 1 mile towards Frome; turn Right at brown ‘flower’ sign to “Iford Manor”; continue for 1 mile through village of Westwood. After leaving the 20mph zone, take first left down a steep hill signposted to Iford Manor. 6’6” width restriction. Coach directions are provided when booked.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway stations: Avoncliff – 1.5mile steep walk to The Peto Gardens along quiet country roads and footpaths; Freshford – 1.5mile walk to The Peto Gardens along quiet country roads and footpaths; or the 94 bus runs from Freshford to The Pastures, Westwood then 10 minute walk; Bradford on Avon – 2.5miles; taxis available from station 94 bus runs from Bath to Trowbridge; stopping at The Pastures, Westwood, a 10 minute walk from The Peto Gardens.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - on leads only
  • Event venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size - 55
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

* April to September: Weds – Suns (&BH Mon); 11am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
October: Sundays only: 11am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

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Recent Reviews:

  • Peter B
    Frome, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely gardens and cream teas
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th January 2019
    Open during the summer. Check times and days before going. You’ll need at least an hour to enjoy the gardens and 30 mins for the cream teas. Good selection of specialty teas and coffees. Music on... Read full review
  • 734finnb
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Amazing hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th December 2018
    Gardens are always well manicured with the correct measurement of wildness still. The tea room could do with improvement but still serves good food. Read full review
  • Vanina S
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Magical
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th September 2018
    We walked from Bradford on Avon after lunch, along the canal to the pub by the water at Avoncliffe then on a public footpath that cut through a wood and then through a quiet housing development... Read full review

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