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WELCOME TO MAPPERTON
Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Ten acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden.

Mapperton is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, and welcomes visitors to its Gardens from 1 March to 31 October, to the Café from 29 March to 30 September, and to the House from 6 July to 7 August.
"The Nation's Finest Manor House"
Country Life Magazine
Gardens
Mapperton is a romantic valley garden deep into a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. The gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden.
AN AWARD-WINNING GARDEN
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Awe-inspiring and exclusive, Mapperton hosts truly memorable civil weddings, marquee receptions and church blessings.

The unspoilt landscape and breath-taking backdrop of the fabulous valley gardens set this venue apart from other country houses.

Voted “the Nation’s Finest Manor House” by Country Life magazine, Mapperton is the perfect venue for an English country wedding.
A UNIQUE WEDDING VENUE
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Come and visit the principal location of Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan. For the production Mapperton was transformed into Hardy's Everdene Farm, complete with chickens, ducks and longhorn cattle.

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, the film will be released in the UK on 1 May 2015.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

Gardens

Mapperton Gardens is a romantic Italianate valley garden, deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside.

Café

Enjoy delicious lunches, teas and cakes at the Sawmill Café, open from 29 March to 30 September every day from 11am to 5pm except Saturday.

House

Mapperton House is a glorious Dorset sandstone manor in the heart of Hardy country, home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich.

Weddings

Awe-inspiring and exclusive, Mapperton hosts truly memorable civil weddings, marquee receptions and church blessings.

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Visit Us

Mapperton is located two miles from Beaminster in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

Mapperton Shop

Our shop stocks a wide range of goods, from Indian bedspreads to delicious chutneys and jams.

In the Press

In the Press

View a selection of articles about Mapperton House and Gardens in our press archive.

Café Menus

View a sample menu of hot food, cream teas and sandwiches from the Sawmill Café.

History of Mapperton

History of Mapperton

Mapperton was entered in the Domesday Book 1086 as Malperetone.

The British Flower School

Flower School

The British Flower School provides flower arranging and gardening courses.

Gardens

Disabled Access

The café, the ground floor of house and the shop are all accessible to wheelchairs.

Film Location

Film Location

Mapperton has been the location for many feature films, TV shows and photoshoots over the years.

© Mapperton 2015