One to visit for the gardens (the manor is, sadly, not open to the public). House or not though, these really are worth the trip. Grade I listed and with sweeping views across the valley, they were designed in the Italianate style by Harold Peto. 2020 looks set to be a good year to visit Iford too – Troy Scott Smith (formerly of Sissinghurst) has just been chosen as head gardener, the gardens themselves will be playing a starring role in The Secret Garden film come spring, and the newly-restored cloister and Georgian summerhouse will be open once again.
How to visit: Iford will be opening this year from April to September on Wednesdays–Sundays and bank holidays. You don’t need to book ahead, but you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting at ifordmanor.co.uk
While you're in the are, visit our Neptune Bath store, just 15 minutes away.