Facilities & access


  • Free parking, 400 yards away in riverside car park at end of Ham Street (not National Trust). Nearby streets also offer free parking
  • Café serves freshly made sandwiches, cakes and homemade soups. As much fresh produce from the kitchen garden is used as possible
  • Picnics welcome in the gardens
  • Shop offers a range of gifts, local produce, books, National Trust products and plants
  • Second hand bookshop
  • Garden ticket includes entry to below stairs rooms
  • Short house talks in below stairs rooms from 11-11.45am from 8 March to 2 November (excluding Fridays)
  • Regular garden tours from 8 March to 2 November – check board at visitor reception for details
  • Special tours available for groups - please contact us for bookings and more information
  • Visitor reception are happy to look after your dog while you visit as dogs are not allowed into the house or gardens

Family & children

  • Explore the house with our free family trail
  • Discover the gardens with our children’s trails (charges may apply)
  • Explore the hands-on below stairs rooms
  • Hire outdoor games from the shop
  • Baby changing facilities available, located by shop
  • High chairs available in the café
  • Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats available in house
  • Corridors in house are narrow so please leave pushchairs at house entrance
  • Please leave balls and scooters at visitor reception


  • Blue badge holder parking available on site
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Adapted toilet available by the shop
  • Mobility vehicles and manual wheelchairs available to borrow - please book in advance
  • Sensory list and handling collection in the house
  • Induction loop in the house, café and shop
  • Level access in gardens - please note paths are made up of gravel and cobbles
  • Ramped access to house
  • Small lift in house fits most types of manual wheelchair
  • Below stairs rooms can be accessed by lift in the house