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Notice: The cottage will be closing early this year for important renovation and conservation work. The last open date is Sunday 14 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.
A glimpse into England's rural past
Step inside this simply furnished, timber-framed cottage and travel back in time. Lived in continually right up until the mid-1980s, today this 16th-century labourer's dwelling has been restored to bring four hundred years of uninterrupted occupation to life. See first-hand the radical changes home life has undergone over the past few centuries, then explore the delightful cottage garden outside.
Please note: Due to Oakhurst's age and fragility, visits are only possible as part of a pre-booked guided tour. We run tours in the afternoon on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays between April and October. Space is very limited, so it is essential you arrange a tour in advance. To book, please phone the Winkworth Arboretum team on 01483 208936 or email us.