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Overview

Godinton is a comfortable, much-loved home; each room has a different feel, a contrast on a theme, not designed by architect or curator but for the taste and enjoyment of those who lived here over the centuries and now for visitors.

Tours of the house are led by expert guides unravelling the 600 years of history and revealing an excellent country house collection of furniture, art, porcelain and curios.

Enjoy delicious homemade cakes and refreshments in the old Billiard Room.

The famous yew hedge surrounds the formal gardens with the wild, Italian and walled gardens beyond, full of colour and interest through the seasons.

Events, courses and workshops are run throughout the year to be enjoyed by all. Godinton is an excellent teaching resource tailored to suit individual needs.

A working estate with lovely walks, close to the picturesque village of Great Chart.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Gardens 1st March until 1st November, open daily 1pm until 6pm (last entry 5pm).

House Opening first Friday in April to the first Friday in October.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 1pm until 5pm.

Opening
Opening

2019

Gardens: 1st March until 1st November, open daily 1pm until 6pm (last entry 5pm).

House: Opening first Friday in April to the first Friday in October.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 1pm until 5pm.

Find Us
Find us

Situated on the outskirts of Ashford, 2 minutes from A20. Good access from M20 (J9), high speed rail London to Ashford 40 mins

Take the train to Ashford International station, taxi rank outside. Bus, Ashford to Maidstone 10X service and then approx. 20 minute walk along country lane.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Arrow Taxis 01233 666666

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit free on normal open days. 

£10 House & Gardens

£5 Gardens Only

Children under 16 free, except on some event days.

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

Book an exclusive group visit to the house Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. All tours of the house are guided by our very enthusiastic and informative guides, a tour takes approximately one hour. Maximum group size is 53, minimum size 12.

Find out more.


Upcoming events

7 Sep 2019

Autumn Propagation

A practical session learning the secrets to fill your garden with free plants. You will look at seed collecting and sowing, plant division and all types of cuttings and have the chance to take home a piece of your favourite plants from Godinton’s borders.

Booking essential, £55.00 including lunch and homemade refreshments. Please visit our website to book tickets and find out more.


Weddings


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Godinton House is available for corporate hire.

Facilities

  • Projector and screen
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible

School Visits

Godinton welcomes visits from primary and secondary schools. 

Further information is available on request.