Brockfield Hall is only six miles from York, but is in parkland little changed from when Benjamin Agar built the farm and walled-garden in 1799 and his house in 1804.
The architect was Peter Atkinson, partner of John Carr of York, and a feature is the entrance hall with a fine cantilevered staircase.
Brockfield was bought in 1951 by Lord Martin Fitzalan Howard and the current owner, Mrs. Simon Wood, is his eldest daughter.
There is a collection of family portraits and the house is also home to the country's largest collection of paintings by artists of the Staithes Group - Yorkshire's impressionist artists.
The Staithes Art Club (1901-1907) had some thirty members, many of whom trained in Paris at the Academie Julien, and are thus close cousins-in-art of the Newlyn School in Cornwall.
Brockfield Hall is open to the public on Spring Bank Holiday Monday and during August each year.
Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 27 May.
August: Tuesday to Sunday, plus August Bank Holiday, Monday 26 August. 1pm to 5pm; owner-guided tours at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm.
Six miles east of York, between the A166 and the A64. Nearest villages Holtby and Warthill.
York station is six miles away.
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
- Accessible parking
- Accessible toilets