- Meet the owner
The tour of the Hall begins in the splendid entrance hall with its impressive staircase, creating a warm welcome for guests. The large reception hall leads through to beautifully decorated drawing and dining rooms, the grand staircase leading to the seven spacious and tastefully furnished bedrooms. The tour includes all these rooms together with the kitchen and former dairy.
The Hall has been completely refurbished recently with central heating, re-wiring and plumbing and visitors will learn what can be done to refurnish and revitalise such a house on a tight budget.
The gardens range from the colourful island borders encircling the front of the house, laid out by founder Alan Bloom, to Foggy Bottom gardens developed by Alan’s son Adrian. Here you will find wide curving walks and great drifts or ‘rivers’ of perennials and grasses. Visitors may picnic in the picnic area situated between the house and the Steam Museum. This and the steam engines are under Trustee ownership and may also be visited (separately) payable on entry. There are two small cafes within the garden centre and museum. Visitors are welcome to stay longer in the gardens after the tour if they wish.
What a lovely place … the house, grounds and facilities are beautiful.
This is a wonderful treasure and thank you for allowing us to share it.
A gorgeous unbelievable venue house and grounds… we will definitely tell all our friends …
2 – 2½ hours
£20 per person.
Tea with cake and scones
In general the disabled access to the Hall is poor, with no disabled toilet and several steps even on the ground floor. Grass paths allow access for wheelchairs in the gardens.
No photography in the house, no dogs (including in the gardens), no stilettos