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Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill

A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape.

At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons and a cosy house in which to entertain. Life revolved around horse racing and shooting, and guests enjoyed 1930s luxury.

Inside: fine furnishings, books, paintings, silver and rare clocks give a feeling of opulence.

Outside: 46 hectares (114 acres) offer vibrant colour, delicious scents and the simple pleasures of nature.

Snowdrops Festival

Monday 26 January - Sunday 1 March

Enjoy a walk around the gardens as 270 species of snowdrops herald the arrival of spring.

The gardens open one hour earlier at 9.30am during the Snowdrops Festival.

Easter Egg Trail

Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday. 10:00am - 4:00pm

Find the clues and complete the puzzle to claim your Cadbury's prize

Trail £2.00 per child - normal admission applies.


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