Godinton House & Gardens
Ancient house of Dutch gables set in an early twentieth-century Blomfield garden, with surviving seventeenth century built features.
Godinton Park, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3BPGet Directions
- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Free parking
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
Godinton is a comfortable, much-loved home; each room has a different feel, a contrast on a theme, not designed by architect or curator but for the taste and enjoyment of those who lived here over the centuries and now for visitors.
Tours of the house are led by expert guides unravelling the 600 years of history and revealing an excellent country house collection of furniture, art, porcelain and curios.
Enjoy delicious homemade cakes and refreshments in the old Billiard Room.
The famous yew hedge surrounds the formal gardens with the wild, Italian and walled gardens beyond, full of colour and interest through the seasons.
A working estate with lovely walks, close to the picturesque village of Great Chart.
Events are run throughout the year to be enjoyed by all.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Gardens: Open Tuesday to Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays from 2 April to
29 September. Please see our website for opening times.
House: Friday and Saturday from Friday 5 April to Saturday 28 September.
Please see our website for tour times.
Tearoom (for House & Garden/Garden visitors only): The main tearoom in the house is open Friday and Saturday. Takeaway refreshments are available from our Ticket Office.
Note for Historic Houses members: We request that if members are not able to attend they contact 01233 643854 to release their tickets.
Historic Houses members visit free on normal open days. Book online and select a free Historic Houses member ticket. Enter the number of visitors, date and time of the visit, and the Historic Houses membership number(s). Cards must be presented on arrival.
Adults £15, Children (under 16) Free, except on some event days.
Adults £8, Children (under 16) Free, except on some event days.
Book an exclusive group visit to the house Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. All tours of the house are guided by our very enthusiastic and informative guides, a tour takes approximately one hour.
Godinton welcomes educational visits from schools and other groups. We have a wide range of experiences on offer, making use of the house, gardens and extensive estate.
For more information, please get in touch.
Tel: 01233 643854
Godinton Park, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3BP
Situated on the outskirts of Ashford, 2 minutes from A20. Good access from M20 (J9), high speed rail London to Ashford 40 mins
Take the train to Ashford International station, taxi rank outside. Bus, Ashford to Maidstone 10X service and then approx. 20 minute walk along country lane.
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