Courteenhall House, built in 1792, is a stunning example of classic Georgian architecture, built by Samuel Saxon.

The grounds were designed by Humphrey Repton and the arboretum is internationally recognised for its collection of rare and beautiful trees and shrubs.

Courteenhall House was commissioned by Sir William Wake (10th baronet), and retains almost all of its original features. It remains the home of the Wake family to this day and is a treasure trove of family and national history. The house is very rarely opened to the public. The grounds were designed by the legendary Humphrey Repton and can be viewed in detail. The arboretum, planted by Sir Hereward Wake (14th baronet), is visited by the International Dendrology Society and the Royal Forestry Society, amongst others, for its stunning and rare specimens.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

Visitors can view the main rooms of the house as well as the main staircase spectacular first floor corridor with its roof lanterns. The grounds, including the arboretum, and the kitchen garden can be toured, guided by the Head Gardener.
Guests are welcome to picnic in grounds.


From the M1 junction 15, exit the roundabout onto the A508. Ignore road signs to Courteenhall and after passing a right turn signposted “Blisworth”, look for a War Memorial situated opposite a black metal gate with a Lodge House and post box. This is the main entrance to Courteenhall Estate. Pull up close to the gate and it will open automatically. Once inside, follow signs to the Hall.


Tea and biscuits.

Access notes

To the ground floor of the house only, but this is the vast majority of the toured house area. The grounds have gravel and grass.


Photography in the house is restricted.


2019 tour dates

Visit by group booking only. To enquire about group bookings please fill out your details on the form on the page here.