Facilities & access


  • Toilets located in the reception area
  • Please don't cycle in the grounds (apart from small bikes with stablisers)
  • Free public wi-fi available in our reception, restaurant and courtyard
  • Our gift shop is located just off reception and sells a wide range of gifts, souvenirs and local crafts
  • Ice cream shop located between the reception area and the gardens
  • Award-winning Bay Restaurant offering a wide selection of fresh, home made food including light lunches and traditional cream teas. The restaurant can be booked for private functions, corporate hospitality and group bookings. Tel. 028 4278 7806
  • Plant centre – recently opened and a haven for gardeners. Open daily from March to October

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • Family activity packs and seasonal activities available from reception
  • Hip-carrying infant seats for loan


  • Free parking in the main car park, 100 yards. Parking close to the house and gardens for disabled drivers
  • Adapted toilet at reception area
  • The one mile path around the lake is accessible to wheelchair users
  • Level entrance to building, stairs to other floors
  • Wheelchairs and batricars available, booking essential
  • Partly accessible grounds, loose gravel paths. Map of accessible route
  • Braille house guide and sensory garden trail available
  • Dogs are permitted in the gardens on short, fixed leads, and under close control. Guide dogs are allowed inside the House and Temple of the Winds
  • Dog waste units located close to the reception area