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Your thoughts on The Gardens...

My wife and I were on holiday last week and we spent a day in your gardens. We started off with a lovely welcome from your lady in the kiosk who made us a nice lunch, as a diabetic, I have to eat before any strenuous activity. Although it was a fair climb to the castle, it was well worth the effort. We think the gardens were excellent, laid out very well with a surprise around every corner. Very good value as well. keep up the good work and if we are ever in the area again we will definitely visit again.

Mr & Mrs K J Rail 

 

Our first visit and we were very impressed with the garden.  Even though it is late in the season there is still plenty of colour and unusual plants to stimulate the interest.  Well worth a second visit.

Storrington Horticultural Society, Sussex

First visit to the gardens, we were most impressed with how immaculate it all is.  We are now awaiting a nice cup of tea and slices of cake.

The Squires & the Rowleys of Worcestershire

 

Awe inspiring scenery. A wonderful walk over the hills and far away.

Dulverton Gardening Group

 

Lovely as always.  We are local and very lucky to have Castle Hill as the dog, kids and everyone enjoys it.  The Easter Bunny Hunt is legend in our house!

The Lossky Family

 

 

A garden for all seasons. Worth a visit at all times of the year.

Daphne & Alan Holbrook, Bishops Nympton

 

Wonderful for dogs and owners alike.

Rocky Curtis!

 

A fascinating day - the tour of the house was very interesting and the gardens are lovely. We will return!

Oxford University Society, Devon Branch

 

As a professional gardener I really enjoyed the whole experience. The welcome, walks and spectacular scenery will be remembered for years to come.

Potterspury Garden Club, Northants

 

B.O.D.F.A.S (Bodmin Fine Art Society) visited Castle Hill recently followed by a lovely letter saying "I would like to thank you for the wonderful day we had with you on Thursday everyone so enjoyed the gardens which, are looking lovely, and the very special talk you gave with all your family history entwined".

 

We'll never forget the stunning views! A dream.....

John & Maya Hobley, Zurich

 

This place needs to be discovered! The sights and sounds in the gardens provide a sensory feast.

Derek Packer, Taunton

 

One of the most beautiful and colourful places I have visited.  My camera was worn out!

J. Woolf, Leicestershire

 

Thank you so much for opening your breath-taking gardens it just lifted our spirits. We were sorry we had to go home.

 

Wonderful vistas and delightful garden walks. What a tribute to our 18th century landscape architects and their traditions.

C & P Coles, Devon

 

We've lived in South Molton for 12 years and have only just found you! We will return - wonderful.

Loveliest Spring gardens I've ever visited; beautifully kept but informal at the same time.

 

 

One of the best gardens we have visited!

Pat and Steve

 

The girls enjoyed the beautiful gardens, played pooh sticks at the bridge and chased dragonflies along the river.

Simon Needham & Family, Shirwell

 

We have been staying in the area for a number of years and have only just found this little bit of heaven!

Maureen, Richard & Family (Suffolk)

 

 

How delightful to enjoy such a serene but welcoming environment which is so uncommercialised........                        

Roger Busby & Judy Grant

 

What a beautiful place, so peaceful and relaxed. A lovely welcome too. Terrific day

The girls from East Devon

 

A "Hidden Treasure" of Devon. What a superb garden it is, such freedom for everyone, including dogs......

Jackie, Lawrence & Margaret, Sussex & Barnstaple

The gardens are truly magnificent with lots of surprises and the cream tea was a fitting end to our visit......

Josie & Newell Brown, Leicestershire

 

Wonderful colour - the gardens are beautiful.  A good time of year to visit.  The gardeners are doing a great job.  Very friendly staff and to finish our visit an excellent cup of tea and delicious cake.  Thank you, looking forward to our next visit at a different time of year.

Marilyn Rickhard, Derriford Towns Womens Guild, Plymouth

 

 

We were much taken with the garden layout and how well it is kept.  In particular we were impressed to see the work in-hand to place name plates by the plants.  We believe you could teach the National Trust a thing or two.  Exquisite!

Pamela and William Magill, Plymouth

 

On Bank Holiday Monday we went to spend an hour or two wandering in the Castle Hill gardens.  We stayed four hours.  The gardens are quite splendid.  Several of the tucked away areas and well sited temples are quite enchanting.  We received a warm and personal welcome from Michelle at the Kiosk who also provided us with an excellent afternoon tea.  During our tour we happened to meet Lady Arran pruning her hydrangeas.  She gave us a charming welcome and pointed out some key sights not to miss.  Late into the evening we wandered the gardens with no one around and the sun slowly setting.  Overall, a memorable visit, which we will certainly repeat.  We highly recommed the garden for it's splendid vistas, carefully tended shrubs and endless interest.

Alan and Lorraine, Australia

 

 

"Such beautiful gardens, stunning views in all directions. Love the natural feel and so peaceful.  Another visit is a must.  Friendly welcome at the kiosk and nice cup of tea and cake to finish off a memorable morning."

Brian and Jeanette Wost, North Baddesley, Hampshire

 

"Best place of its type that we've been to; good value for money too."

Frank and Andrea Allman, Bideford

 

"Wonderful welcome followed by a fascinating tour of the house by Lady Arran - delicious lunch and later a walk around the beautiful grounds.  Thank you Lady Arran and your staff."

Taw U3A

 

"From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome.  The grounds were spectacular, wonderful weather and super service and tea.  Many thanks to all.

Minehead Flower Club

 

"Had a wonderful afternoon - grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking!  Lovely cream tea too! What a well kept secret."

Lynda Jackman, Clovelly, Devon

 

"Fab afternoon.  Gardens and walk way wonderful.  Shrubs and trees very pretty.  Cream teas lovely.  People don't know what they are missing - I would recommend it!!

Judy Godfray, Westward Ho

 

"Magnificent and different"

David and Faye Bentley, Wiltshire

 

"The tea and cakes were scrummy and the gardens are gorgeous."

Alex and Elizabeth Mulholland, Hampshire

 

"A garden - nature gently manicured.  A beautiful Spring array, particularly the wild flowers.  A nice cup of tea at the end."

Greenfingers Gardening Club

 

"A very beautiful park.  Very well looked after and a nice cream tea at the end of the walk.  In all a lovely afternoon."

Jenny and Malcolm Crumpton, Kidderminster

 

"A wonderful walk round the park in delightful sunshine with great colour and interesting plants and bushes.  Grateful thanks for the chance to experience such a lovely setting."

Colin and Maureen Bundsy, Bournemouth

Your thoughts on weddings...

"We really cannot thank you all enough.  We received such amazing feedback and the daffodils really did add a wow to our guests' entry to Castle Hill.  Thank you so much for all of your efforts in making our day so wonderful."

Ben and Tracey Matthews

 

"Dear Lady Arran - John and I would like to thank you for your generosity in allowing us such free rein in your stunningly beautiful home for our marriage.  One of the main reasons why everyone had such a good time was because of the wonderfully warm and friendly atmosphere created by yourself and your excellent team. I can assure you that we will be revisiting your beautiful gardens annually! 

Clare, you and your team worked so hard and everything ran perfectly - so thank you so much.  All the guests seem to have enjoyed themselves and were of course bowled over by the beauty of Castle Hill - what a fabulous place it is."

Katherine and John Pitts

"We had such a wonderful wedding reception at Castle Hill - you have such a beautiful home - thank you very much for letting us share it for the day! Everything ran like clockwork and Clare and Robert were fantastic."

Tim and Hannah Carvosso

"Ian and I are so grateful to you for allowing us the use of your glorious house for our most special of days.  Our guests are still talking about it even now and how beautiful Castle Hill is.  Many thanks too must go to Clare for her impeccable service."

Ian and Amy Baldry

"Thank you so much for all your help and co-operation in ensuring our wedding was such a fantastic day.  We're very grateful."

Mai and Trev

"Daniel and I wanted to say a big thankyou for helping us to organise the most wonderful wedding.  It was a magical day and everyone had a fabulous time."

Laura and Daniel Broughton

" We would just like to say huge thank you to you and Robert and of course Lord and Lady Arran for making our day possible and such a success.  We couldn't have wished for a more perfect venue and everyone we met at Castle Hill was so friendly and helpful in ensuring that everything went without a hitch.  We both wish we could do it all over again but will make do with visiting the beautiful gardens which were the most sublime backdrop to our day."

Kate and Matt Atkins

"Thank you so much for letting us have our wedding at your home.  It was such a special and perfect day.  Big thanks to Clare and Robert."

Sara and Dan

"We would just like to say a big thank you for everything you did for us for our special day.  You were so helpful and accommodation before the wedding day and we could not have asked for a more beautiful place to begin our married life."

Tom and Rachel

"Following my recent visit to Castle Hill with my group of German visitors, I would very much like to thank you for a wonderful welcome. 

Since this tour route was one which I put together I was delighted to hear that once they got back to Germany all the guests immediately contacted the company's head office and raved about this new garden tour.  As a result the company have decided to make it a permanent fixture.

I look forward to bringing more guests and to enjoying your wonderful gardens (I saw 2 baby wrens!) - in the future."

 

"Such beautiful gardens, stunning views in all directions. Love the natural feel and so peaceful.  Another visit is a must.  Friendly welcome at the kiosk and nice cup of tea and cake to finish off a memorable morning."

Brian and Jeanette Wost, North Baddesley, Hampshire

 

"Best place of its type that we've been to; good value for money too."

Frank and Andrea Allman, Bideford  

 

"Wonderful welcome followed by a fascinating tour of the house by Lady Arran - delicious lunch and later a walk around the beautiful grounds.  Thank you Lady Arran and your staff."

 

 "From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome.  The grounds were spectacular, wonderful weather and super service and tea.  Many thanks to all.

Minehead Flower Club

 

 "Had a wonderful afternoon - grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking!  Lovely cream tea too! What a well kept secret."

Lynda Jackman, Clovelly, Devon 

 

 "Fab afternoon.  Gardens and walk way wonderful.  Shrubs and trees very pretty.  Cream teas lovely.  People don't know what they are missing - I would recommend it!!

Judy Godfray, Westward Ho 

 

 "Magnificent and different"

David and Faye Bentley, Wiltshire 

  

"The tea and cakes were scrummy and the gardens are gorgeous."

Alex and Elizabeth Mulholland, Hampshire 

  

"A garden - nature gently manicured.  A beautiful Spring array, particularly the wild flowers.  A nice cup of tea at the end."

Greenfingers Gardening Club 

 

 "A very beautiful park.  Very well looked after and a nice cream tea at the end of the walk.  In all a lovely afternoon."

Jenny and Malcolm Crumpton, Kidderminster 

 

 "A wonderful walk round the park in delightful sunshine with great colour and interesting plants and bushes.  Grateful thanks for the chance to experience such a lovely setting."

Colin and Maureen Bundsy, Bournemouth 

 

Your thoughts on weddings...

  "We really cannot thank you all enough.  We received such amazing feedback and the daffodils really did add a wow to our guests' entry to Castle Hill.  Thank you so much for all of your efforts in making our day so wonderful."

Ben and Tracey Matthews

  

"Dear Lady Arran - John and I would like to thank you for your generosity in allowing us such free rein in your stunningly beautiful home for our marriage.  One of the main reasons why everyone had such a good time was because of the wonderfully warm and friendly atmosphere created by yourself and your excellent team. I can assure you that we will be revisiting your beautiful gardens annually! 

Clare, you and your team worked so hard and everything ran perfectly - so thank you so much.  All the guests seem to have enjoyed themselves and were of course bowled over by the beauty of Castle Hill - what a fabulous place it is."

Katherine and John Pitts

 

"We had such a wonderful wedding reception at Castle Hill - you have such a beautiful home - thank you very much for letting us share it for the day! Everything ran like clockwork and Clare and Robert were fantastic."

Tim and Hannah Carvosso

 

"Ian and I are so grateful to you for allowing us the use of your glorious house for our most special of days.  Our guests are still talking about it even now and how beautiful Castle Hill is.  Many thanks too must go to Clare for her impeccable service."

Ian and Amy Baldry

 

"Thank you so much for all your help and co-operation in ensuring our wedding was such a fantastic day.  We're very grateful."

Mai and Trev

 

"Daniel and I wanted to say a big thankyou for helping us to organise the most wonderful wedding.  It was a magical day and everyone had a fabulous time."

Laura and Daniel Broughton

  

" We would just like to say huge thank you to you and Robert and of course Lord and Lady Arran for making our day possible and such a success.  We couldn't have wished for a more perfect venue and everyone we met at Castle Hill was so friendly and helpful in ensuring that everything went without a hitch.  We both wish we could do it all over again but will make do with visiting the beautiful gardens which were the most sublime backdrop to our day."

Kate and Matt Atkins

 

"Thank you so much for letting us have our wedding at your home.  It was such a special and perfect day.  Big thanks to Clare and Robert."

Sara and Dan

 

"We would just like to say a big thank you for everything you did for us for our special day.  You were so helpful and accommodation before the wedding day and we could not have asked for a more beautiful place to begin our married life."

Tom and Rachel 

 

Your thoughts on events... 

"Castle Hill proved to be a runaway success, enjoyed by clients and exhibitors alike!  The mix was wonderfully rewarding and I hope to do it again."

Audrey Hinks, Marin Exhibitions

 

"Thank you soooo much - the Corker was a huge, massive, amazing success - the feedback we have been receiving the last 24 hours has been phenomenal. We can't believe just how well the event has been received. Many people have specifically thanked Lady Arran within their feedback and highlighted what a beautiful venue it was - as well as speaking so highly of the marshals, organisation, route, (thanks Paul), facilities and pretty much every aspect of the event."

Julie Colman - South Molton Strugglers  and organiser of The Castle Hill Corker