Facilities & access


  • Delicious home-cooked food in Mrs Dale's Pantry and the little tea-room
  • Treat yourself to a souvenir from our shop
  • You're welcome to take photos in the house (no flash or tripods please)
  • Dogs are welcome on leads on the front lawn and car park areas, but are not allowed within the moated area or in the courtyard of the house (except guide dogs)

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Front-carrying baby sling and hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Children's guide
  • Pushchairs cannot be taken into the hall but can be left safely with the welcome host when you arrive


  • Designated mobility parking in main car park
  • Braille guide
  • Induction loop in ticket office and shop
  • Virtual tour
  • Radio hearing system on guided tours
  • Steep spiral staircase to upstairs and cobbled courtyard