Historic Houses' members visit free. Interested in joining? Find out more.


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.



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

Car park on site

  • Free


Arrow Taxis 01233 666666


Historic Houses members visit free on normal open days. 

£10 House & Gardens

£5 Gardens Only

Children under 16 free, except on some event days.

  • 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.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Godinton House is available for corporate hire.


  • 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.