Facilities & access


  • Refurbished tearoom for sandwiches, cream teas, cakes, tea and coffee
  • Gatehouse shop for souvenirs, gifts, books and plants
  • Free parking, 200 yards. Access for coaches and other large vehicles by gated entrance 100 yards north of main gatehouse entrance. Further free parking in nearby Long Melford
  • Toilets at the gatehouse car park and within the house
  • Dogs on leads in car park and on park walk only
  • Talks to groups available
  • Groups welcome, please contact us before you visit

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Hip-carrying infant seats and baby sling for loan
  • Suitable for small school groups - please call to arrange your visit
  • Croquet set available for visitors to use in the Garden
  • Beatrix Potter storybags available for loan containing a toy, story and picnic rug


  • Two steps to entrance of building, ramp available. One wheelchair to loan
  • Adapted toilet on the ground floor of house
  • Large print guide
  • Drop-off point at front of house
  • Stairlift to the upper floors of the house (only one user is allowed upstairs at one time, due to fire regulations)
  • Gardens mainly lawns and border but with gravel paths, some slopes and steps. Access to Tudor banqueting house difficult due to steps and slopes