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Notice: Please note that the house, garden, shop and tea-room are now closed for the winter (the tea-room will open on Boxing Day and New Year's Day). The park and dog walking area is open from 10am-4pm daily. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park
Explore 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland, where a historic herd of fallow deer roams freely and magnificent trees and breathtaking views abound.
Inside the impressive mansion, built by hard-working civil servant William Blathwayt, discover fascinating interiors little changed in 300 years, as well as a rich collection that includes superb Dutch art and ceramics of the period.
Young explorers can run free in the Old Lodge picnic and play area, take part in a nature trail and tick off challenges on their 50 things list, including pond-dipping and bug-hunting.
Complete your visit with a relaxing stroll in the elegant West Garden with its splendid borders, idyllic ponds and wildflower orchard.
We are currently undergoing a major conservation project to replace the leaking roof on the 17th-century mansion house and install an energy-efficient biomass boiler. We remain open while the work takes place, with new exhibitions and activities. Thanks to everyone who has supported our fundraising campaign - we couldn't have done this without you.
We are pleased to have been awarded £85,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the cost of new exhibitions, activities and events taking place during our £4m roof project. The major conservation work will take place in 2015/16 and this money will help us remain open during this time.