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Overview

Quintessentially English, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Jacobean house.

Originally built in 1616 Dorfold Hall is surrounded by enchanting gardens and woodland. Oozing old English charm at every corner, it makes for a breathtaking country house to visit.

The exquisite interiors of Dorfold Hall retain their original plaster ceilings and elegant oak paneling. The Drawing Room boasts an original barrel vault, dating from 1621, and whose plasterwork was created by Venetian Plasters. In 1771, the architect Samuel Wyatt redesigned the downstairs of the house and then, in 1862, William Nesfield was commissioned to change the size of the lake and the direction of the driveway.

With its tree-lined driveway and Lake the entrance to the Hall is memorable in itself, but then the lush gardens filled with tumbling roses, secluded dells and woodlands are just as captivating. There is also a 1000-year-old Sweet Chestnut tree, the Dingle and several other features, not to mention the uninterrupted view extending from the South lawn.

Dorfold Hall is available for exclusive wedding hire. Sip champagne on the lawns, explore one of its many hidden dells, and be sure you stop to pose for wedding photos at Dorfold’s picturesque lake. Dorfold is an unquestionably romantic wedding venue. Dorfold Hall has a discreet and passionate team who promise to work tirelessly to help create your bespoke vision for your special day.


Today
Today’s opening hours

1pm - 4pm. Guided tours only of the hall at 2pm and 4pm

Opening
Opening

April to October: Tuesdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 1pm to 5pm. The Hall is accessible for guided tours only. Times displayed at the entrance of the Hall.

Find Us
Find us

1mile West of Nantwich on A534, 15 minutes from the M6 and Crewe. Crewe itself being 90 minutes from London and 35 minutes from Manchester by train. 

The closest train station is Crewe, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away.

A height restriction (10 feet) applies for the ornate main gate. An alternative entrance does exist, so please do not attempt to enter with HGVs or Coaches. Either ring the office on the intercom at the entrance or call on 01270 625245 for instructions.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Carz4u 01270 588888

Admission
Admission

Free for Historic Houses members. 

Adults/OAPs £7.50
Children (10-16) £2.50
Children under 10 go for free

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Group visits are welcome, please contact us on info@dorfold.com or 01270625245.


Things to See

Weddings

Hold your special day at wonderful Dorfold Hall.

Our offer

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Thank you so much for all your kind help in enabling us to have the most special day. We really appreciate how supportive you were and readily available to talk through anything! What you have created at Dorfold is truly spectacular.

Bride and Groom


Accommodation

Conveniently located on the edge of Nantwich, Redwood Cottage is in an enchanting location, nestled at the heart of the estate, with views of the picturesque Hall and the lake and driveway. Recently completely refurbished we have worked to highlight the original features whilst instilling a contemporary vibe through the interior design choices.

The cottages are heated from our ground-source heating system that provides perfect ambient heat throughout the year, as well as being environmentally friendly. 


School Visits

Both primary and secondary schools can be catered for at Dorford Hall.


Filming Opportunities

Dorfold Hall welcomes filming enquiries.