Rode Hall is a beautiful early eighteenth century country house with a fine collection of porcelain and extensive gardens set in a Repton landscape.
Home to the Wilbraham family since 1669, the extensive grounds boast a woodland garden, formal garden designed by Nesfield in 1860, a stunning two acre walled kitchen garden, which provides produce for the farmers' market and tearooms and a new Italian garden.
Today’s opening hours
Wednesdays & Bank Holidays Mondays Gardens 11-5pm, House 12-4pm.
Snowdrop Walks 2 February - 3 March: (Tuesdays - Sundays 11-4pm).
Summer Opening 3 April - 25 September: Wednesdays & Bank Holidays Mondays Gardens 11-5pm, House 12-4pm.
Rode Hall is situated between the A34 and A50 south of Congleton and is close to Little Moreton Hall - follow brown signs in village of Scholar Green or in Rode Heath on A50.
The nearest train stations are in Alsager and Kidsgrove which are a short taxi ride away.
Car park on site
Free entry to historic houses members except during snowdrop and bluebell walks.
Adult House & Garden £8
Concession House & Garden £7
Garden Only £5
Under 5's free
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
- Accessible toilets
Rode Hall is a fine early eighteenth century country house set in a Repton landscape. It has been the home of the Wilbraham family since 1669 and the extensive grounds include a woodland garden, formal garden and stunning two acre walled kitchen garden. This garden dates from 1750 and produces a wide variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit. It is also home to the world record breaking gooseberry grown by our head gardener Kelvin Archer.
Humphry Repton was commissioned in 1790 to design the landscape at Rode. Repton was not given the opportunity to put his plans in place but John Webb, a Cheshire-based landscapist, carried out the work to Repton’s specification between 1800 and 1810. In particular, the creation of Rode Pool, a lake of some 40 acres and a mile long, which is now one of the principal features of the Rode landscape.
The park has many fine trees and is now grazed by sheep. The lovely tearooms complete with flaming woodburner are housed in the old stables and serve homegrown and homemade lunches, cakes and refreshments and are available to hire.
We used the wonderful tearooms for a group meeting. The staff, food and hospitality at Rode were second to none
We offer free access to the gardens for school children, particularly primary school age.