Things to see & do
The house was built in 1756, replacing a Tudor house on this estate and was designed in the Palladian tradition. Inside you can explore beautifully restored rooms, richly decorated with an eclectic, family feel.
Look out for Robert Adam's original marble chimneypieces and ornate plasterwork ceilings which survive to this day.
The Cobbe Collection
This is one of the largest groups of instruments connected with great composers, anywhere in the world.
The collection is kept largely in playing condition. Examples can be heard on the house audioguide. Concerts are held throughout the spring, summer and autumn seasons.
Wizard Wix's Willow Warren
Visit our natural adventure area for children. Get to grips with hand-crafted willow tunnels, domes, balance beams, sculptures and a totem pole. We've even got wood piles for den building.
With picnic benches for tired parents, find us on the map in Great Wix Wood and see if you can spot the wizard.
Park & garden
Hatchlands Park is one of the largest country estates close to Greater London. See a brand new carpet of bluebells each spring, the Gertrude Jekyll garden and wildflower meadows in summer, glorious autumn colour and 400-year-old oak trees all year round. To help you explore, there are five marked walks.
The Cobbe family's paintings
The collection of paintings was started by Archbishop Cobbe and added to during the 20th century by Alec Cobbe.
The saloon contains examples of Italian Baroque painting, including Guercino's masterpiece. The famous portraits of Shakespeare and Henry Wriothesley hang in the library.
Flora and fauna
We're a great location for wildlife. See wild flowers including orchids and helleborines or visit ponds that are home to fish and wildfowl. Spot birds of prey above the woodland and woodland mammals including roe deer on the ground. There’s also a thriving insect and bat community, all topped off by our Dexter cattle herd.
Our house, gardens and parkland are now closed for the winter season. But we're opening this December for some special Christmas events. You might even meet Father Christmas.
For all the information on what's going on at Hatchlands this Christmas head to our events page.
Plan your visit
Download our welcome leaflet featuring a map of the grounds with landmarks for you to visit and five individual walking routes marked out for you to follow.
The long walk
This walk follows the perimeter of the park, through woodland and parkland with distant views of the house. Take in Sheepwash Pond and the bluebell wood.
Wix Woods walk
This walk cuts across the centre of the park through Great Wix Wood. Enjoy Fanny Boscawens Walk, the bluebell wood and our children's adventure area.
With 400 acres of parkland an outdoor adventure is easy to find. Our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ will set you on your way and you can complete 18 of the activities here. Build a den in our natural adventure area or play conkers under one of our huge horse chestnuts. Just ask the team at reception for more help and pointers.
Take a two-minute tour
Watch a two-minute video for a quick tour around our house, garden and park.