Facilities & access


  • Pavilion tea-room: try locally produced wine and beer
  • Sample the delicious home-baked cakes in the tea-rooms
  • Find bespoke gifts in the craft shops
  • Special diets catered for in the Pavilion tea-room
  • Second-hand book stall in Magnolia tea-room
  • We are on the side of a valley and therefore have steep areas
  • Picnic areas around the car park
  • Picnics permitted in the garden away from the house and terraces
  • Dogs permitted at certain times - please see the dog owners page for details
  • Assistance dogs welcome

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • Bottle warmer and microwave in Pavilion tea-room
  • Adventure trail in upper car park
  • Waymarked route for those with difficulty getting around 'Take Your Time' leaflet available for those less able to walk


  • Compacted gravel paths, steep slopes, steps to terraces
  • Waymarked route around garden for wheelchairs
  • In main car park, limited number of mobility parking spaces, 150-yard walk to garden entrance
  • Further mobility parking spaces now available in the car park
  • Five manual wheelchairs available, free for visitors. You're welcome to bring your own mobility scooter, please ensure a full battery. Please use your judgement with steeper parts of the garden