Barrington Court Garden, a property managed on behalf of the nation, by the National Trust was laid out in the 1920's to designs by architects Forbes and Tate for the Lyle family, who used basket-weave brick paths and fine masonry out-houses to give the garden structure. Gertrude Jekyll advised on the planting. Christine Brain, the present Head Gardener, has added a beautifully designed White Garden. In season, produce is tended in the walled kitchen garden and used in the Strode House Restaurant. The Tudor manor house was restored in the 1920's by the Lyle family. It is let to Stuart Interiors as showrooms with antique furniture for sale.

Opening Times
March & October - Fri, Sat & Sun 1100 - 1630
April to June & September
- daily except Friday 1100 - 1730 (Last admission 1700)
July & August
- daily 1100 - 1730 (Last admission 1700)
Please note the Court House is closed on Friday's.

Admission Charges
Adults - £4.20
Family - £10.50 (2 Adults, up to 3 children)
Child - £2.10
Party Rates apply to groups of 15 or more persons:
Adults - £3.60
Child - £1.80
National Trust Members holding valid cards - Free

Shop - Opening times as Garden. Tel: 01460 241244
Restaurant - Licensed & Beagles Café.
Opening times as Garden. Tel: 01460 241422
Disabled - Garden, accessible but some paths uneven. Self drive vehicle and manual wheelchair. Ground floor of house and restaurant/shop accessible.
Children - Baby changing room, Children's menus & activities, childrens trail.
Cycles - Bicycle racks in car park. National Cycle Regional Network Route 30.


In Barrington Village, 5 miles NE of Ilminster off B3168. M5 (junction 25) A358 4 miles then follow signs. If approching from either direction on A303 leave at Hayes End Roundabout from where property is signed. Bus: First Southern National 32/3 Martock-Ilminster with connections from Taunton on First Southern National 31 (passing close rail Taunton, Tel 01823 272933) Station: Crewkerne 7 miles.

Barrington Court
Barrington, nr Ilminster.
Tel: 01460 241938