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

The Gardens are open from 1 Mar to 31 Oct, Sun to Thu, 11am - 5pm. The House is open by guided tour only from 1 Apr to 31 Oct, Sun to Thu, 12pm - 4pm. The Café is open from 1 Apr to 31 Oct, Sun to Thu, 11am - 5pm.
"The Nation's Finest Manor House"
Country Life Magazine
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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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Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton is Dorset’s finest country house wedding venue.

Exchange your vows in the elegant Garden Pavilion, then celebrate with champagne outside the majestic Orangery, with stunning views through the formal gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond. Then head over for your wedding breakfast to the impressive Coach House, recently converted into a magnificent entertaining space for up to 120 seated guests.
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 was released in the UK on 1 May 2015.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
Mapperton Gardens

Gardens

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

Sawmill Café

Enjoy delicious lunches, teas and cakes at the Sawmill Café, or perhaps a glass of wine or cider from our licensed bar.

House

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

Weddings

Enchanting, romantic and exclusive, Mapperton hosts truly memorable civil weddings, marquee receptions and church blessings.

NEWS

Visit

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.

Sawmill 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 Collection

Mapperton House contains the Earl of Sandwich family collection of fine pictures and furniture.

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.