Facilities & access


  • Mote Café, serving drinks, snacks and light meals
  • Kiosk open at peak times in the walled car park
  • Old Coach House Shop selling a selection of gifts and souvenirs
  • Suitable for group visits - please contact us to book
  • Toilets and changing facilities available
  • Parking for more than 200 vehicles
  • Free parking for National Trust members
  • All-day parking £2 for non-National Trust members

Family & children

  • Children's house and garden quizzes/trails
  • Family events and activities
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities
  • Baby slings & hip-carry infant seats for loan from the conservatory


  • Separate mobility parking, 10 yards. 90 yards to accessible entrance
  • For alternative entrance please ask at visitor reception on arrival
  • Wheelchair available
  • Mobility vehicle, dependent on availability of volunteer drivers
  • Induction loop
  • Grounds have some gravel paths as well as slopes and steps in places
  • Ground floor of house accessible, see access guide below
Our detailed access guide will help you plan your visit © Olly Hitchen

Our detailed access guide will help you plan your visit

More detailed access guide

As Ightham Mote is a place which dates back nearly 700 years, the house has uneven floors, steps and doorways of different heights and widths. To help you with your visit, we have produced a detailed guide that will help you identify the different 'features' of the house.