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

Experience this house


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.

Opening Times


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.

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.

See their website to double check their opening times


£5 admission

Opening hours: 2.00 – 5.00 pm.

Group Visits

Large groups can tour the house by special arrangement and coach parties are also by arrangement only, please note these are limited to 20 people.

In both cases please telephone Josephine Langmead to discuss on 01963 23215 or email

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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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