Stock Gaylard House

Georgian House overlooking an ancient deer park with extensive gardens of wide lawns edged with box hedges, herbaceous borders and specimen trees.

Kings Stag, Nr Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2BG

Stock Gaylard House in Dorset

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Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
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Built in 1720 Stock Gaylard is a Georgian House overlooking an ancient fallow deer park.

The estate is approximately 1800 acres with around 300 acres of predominantly oak woodland. A 14th-century dovecote can be found in the garden.

We have an ethos of conservation and preservation and to help to preserve our country estate we offer Yurt holidays.

The house is open to the public in April, June and September and we welcome pre-booked groups at other times.

We offer a conducted tour of principle rooms of the house and up the stone passage to the old kitchen.

You are free to enter the church and walk around the garden at you leisure.

You are most likely to be shown around the house by Mr or Mrs Langmead.

Opening Times

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.

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22 April – 1 May.
3 June – 11 June.
22 – 30 September.

Tours of the house will be conducted at 2.15 pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm, however the Church and Garden are available to roam at one’s pleasure.

To book please email or phone us at: or 01963 23215.



29th April – 8th May
1st – 9th June
22nd – 30th September


£8 admission

Children free when accompanied by their parents.

Historic Houses members free access.
Tours of the house are 2.15 , 3.15 and 4.15 pm
Please email to book a tour

For Groups of more than 8 please contact us.

Group Visits

We are happy to take groups of upto 30 round the house. Please contact us to arrange group bookings.

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Getting here

Kings Stag, Nr Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2BG

Approximately half way between Sherborne and Sturminster Newton, on the A3030 opposite turning to Kingstag B3143 Turn down drive between two stone pillars at the Lodge.

You can take the train to Sherborne and a taxi for about 15 mins, taxis wait at the station.

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