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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.

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Dahlia Festival

 10 - 28 September

Over 70 varieties of Dahlia provide a dazzling display of late summer colour.

Enjoy the sweeping Dahlia Garden, floral displays in the House, and help us create a unique piece of dahlia inspired landscape art.


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Late summer is the perfect time to enjoy our colourful glades of pink & white cyclamen as you enjoy a stroll through the gardens.

Winter Lights

Friday - Sunday, 28 November - 14 December

Join us for our Winter Lights spectacular as we illuminate the gardens at night.

Tickets on 0844 2491895 or online - advance booking essential.