Chillington Hall is an enchanting 18th century house, it is a product of two differing Georgian styles.
The South side built in 1724 by Francis Smith of Warwick, has rooms of an intimate size contrasted with those built on a grander scale by Sir John Soane some sixty years later.
The Saloon, typical of Soane design, features a soaring ceiling topped by a great lantern with beautiful plasterwork.
The parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown, incorporates the magnificent lake and its architectural follies.
Chillington Hall offers guided tours of this magnificent house and our knowledgeable guides will give you an in-depth history of this family home, its ancestors and contents.
The Hall is available for private hire for family celebrations, weddings, charity events and as a filming location. Although Chillington Hall is a grand house it retains an intimate charm which makes it an ideal setting for entertaining.
We are only open to the public on 28 days of the year.
21 - 25 April.
5 - 6 and 26 - 30 May.
22 - 25 and 29 - 31 July.
1, 5 - 8 and 12 - 15 August.
We open from 2pm to 4pm, last entry to the Hall is 3.30pm.
Based between the villages of Brewood & Codsall we're just off Port Lane. The M6 (J12) and M54 (J3) are only a few miles away and the nearby A5 & A41 make getting to Chillington easy.
Coaches have a separate entrance, this is signposted as the main gate is not wide enough.
The nearest train station is Codsall (4.5 miles away), this is a very small station and not all trains stop here.
The nearest larger station is either Wolverhampton or Stafford.
Taxis ranks are available at these larger stations, whereas at Codsall you will need to call for a taxi. There are no bus stops at Chillington Hall, the nearest one is in Brewood (3 miles).
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
£8.00 House & Gardens
£4.00 Gardens only
Children Half Price
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
- Accessible toilets
A word from the owner
The Giffard family live at Chillington Hall and have lived here since 1178. The current owner is the 29th generation and it has been handed down from father to son for over 800 years. There has only been a couple of instances where it went from brother to brother or to a cousin. The Hall is a much loved family home and the current owners son and grandson are keen to continue with the tradition.
The Giffard family assisted in the escape of King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. The Giffards took him to Boscobel House which belonged to the family and was put in the protection of their tenants who then hid him in an oak tree.
The Hall is the third building to be on this site. The current house was designed in two parts, the earlier south wing was designed by Francis Smith of Warwick, and sixty years later the rest of the house was designed by Sir John Soane.
The Parklands were designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1760's. He created a large Lake with an artificial canal and disguised the dam with a bridge designed by James Paine.
Walk around the pool- 4 miles long. Sign posted on the route & a leaflet with the route marked on is given out on our open days.
We do organize several guided walks throughout the year such as our Autumn Walk and the Bluebell walk but they change routes/distance yearly.
The Giffard family have been at Chillington for 800 years. The Tudor house was demolished, and replaced by the existing south front, the architect being Francis Smith of Warwick. Sir John Soane was then brought in, and he built the entrance front with its portico overlooking the oak avenue and park landscaped by Capability Brown in the 1760s. Brown also created a magnificent lake. Perhaps the glory of Chillington is the marvellous saloon in the centre of the house created by Soane. Recently restored, it is a stunning room. The house is furnished with a lovely collection of furniture, pictures and mementos of 800 years of one family. Enjoy an exclusive tour hosted by the owners, Mr and Mrs Giffard, followed by a delicious three-course lunch in the recently decorated dining room. As this is our pre-Christmas event, we will have our customary glass of festive fizz!
Tour £69 inc morning coffee, pre-lunch Champagne and a 3-course lunch with wine.
The enchanting 18th century Georgian house is the ideal venue for non legal ceremonies/blessings and intimate wedding breakfasts.
The interior is all you would expect of a grand country house and the rooms provide a stunning location for your special day.
You and your guests will have exclusive use of the house to include the Front Hall, Drawing Room, Marble Hall, with its spectacular staircase, and the Grand Saloon.
The Saloon at the heart of Chillington Hall, with its soaring ceiling, magnificent plaster work and grand baronial fireplace is the perfect place to exchange your vows surrounded by family and friends. This unique room can seat upto 130 guests for your non legal ceremony or blessing.
After your ceremony the colourful gardens are a wonderful backdrop for your photographs, from the daffodils and bluebells of spring, the lush border colours of summer through to the deep colours of the maples in autumn.
Whether it’s a ceremony followed by drinks and canapés, an Afternoon Tea reception or an intimate dinner, the choice is yours.We offer a bespoke service and have a team dedicated to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams.
Gardeners Cottage is a detached 2 bedroom property at the edge of the Chillington Estate.
It overlooks fields and the woodlands and is accessed by its own private drive. Its located down quiet country lanes and is a perfect place to escape to if you want to get away from the hectic day to day life.
Why not take some long country walks, visit our local pub, pop into Birmingham on the train or just snuggle up on the squishy sofas with a good book and warm yourself on the log burner.
The cottage has two bedrooms (both can either twin or be a super king bed), there is one shower room and one bathroom, a dining room with log burner, sitting room with log burner and a fully fitted kitchen and utility room with all the modern appliances you would expect.
There is a large enclosed garden suitable for children and we allow one pet so this is a safe area for the dog too. There is plenty of parking space and a sunny terrace to sit and enjoy your surroundings.
The Saloon is a large space suitable for 130 theatre style/80 seated on circular tables.
Wonderful ceiling lantern provides light without causing issues with screens or blinding delegates. Wifi and Screen/Projector is available.
The Dining Room is set with one large table and would be good for boardroom meeting where you need everyone around the one table. Wifi/Screen & Projector available.
The School Room is a converted hay loft and is perfect for countryside courses, team building events or craft workshops. Its located in the converted farm buildigs and has plenty of out side space.
This area also has its own kitchenette next door. Screen & Projector available.