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Georgian mansion filled with historic keyboard instruments set in rolling Repton parkland

 

Hatchlands Park was built in the 1750s for Admiral Edward Boscawen and his wife Fanny. They gave architect, Robert Adam, one of his first interior design commissions. His work can be seen throughout the house, particularly in ceilings and fireplaces.

 

Today the mansion is a family home, containing tenant Alec Cobbe’s collection of paintings and fine furniture. Also on display is the Cobbe Collection, Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers including JC Bach, Chopin, Elgar and Bizet.

 

With over 400 acres of parkland, partly landscaped by Humphry Repton, we're one of the largest country estates surrounding Greater London. You can follow five way-marked walks, see a parterre garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, enjoy the tranquillity of the National Garden Scheme’s quiet garden, or bring the family to experience our natural adventure area for children.

What's on

Come and see us now for a season of great events, we’ve got lots going on this spring.

Head to our events page for all the information on our nature walks, we've got tree walks and bat walks coming up soon. Or get ahead of the game and make your bookings early for outdoor theatre on the lawn, coming up this summer.

Spring colour

Head to Little Wix Wood for brilliant bluebells

Head to Little Wix Wood for brilliant bluebells

Our bluebells in Little Wix Wood are in full bloom right now, so visit soon to enjoy a classic British springtime at its best. With daffodils on the lawn, blossom in the hedgerows and cowslips in the meadow, this is a great spot for spring colour.

Outdoor adventures

Our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ will set you on your way to outdoor adventures. You can complete 18 of the activities here. Build a den in our adventure area or play conkers under one of our huge horse chestnut trees. Just ask the team at reception for pointers when you arrive.

Bring the family

There’s loads for families to do at Hatchlands. Start with a visit to our fantastic natural adventure area – with hand-crafted willow tunnels, domes and balance beams. You can also pick up a house trail, download a garden trail, get competitive with garden games or take a pony ride with pony magic.

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