Facilities & access


  • Restaurant
  • Shop - gifts, plants, local produce
  • Pub - hot food, drinks, B&B (not NT)
  • Art gallery and studio (not NT)
  • Farm shop (not NT)
  • Ice cream parlour also selling snacks and hot drinks
  • Toilet facilities at visitor reception, the Spread Eagle Inn courtyard and the house
  • Parking opposite visitor reception, with available shuttle transfer (main season only) to house and garden entrances. Some parking for use of pub and art gallery by the Spread Eagle Inn
  • Parking is free for National Trust members, otherwise £3 per vehicle
  • Dogs welcome after 4pm in the garden on short fixed leads March - November
  • Dogs welcome in the garden all day December - February
  • Picnics can be enjoyed on the house lawn and around wider estate. Booking and payment is required for after hours
  • Charming holiday cottage right at the entrance to the gardens

Family & children

  • Baby-changing & feeding facilities
  • Pushchairs welcome in the garden
  • Free children's quizzes & trails
  • Activity packs
  • Children's meals and activity area in the restaurant
  • Children's guide and events


  • Disabled parking available in main visitor reception and Spread Eagle Inn car park
  • Disabled toilets at visitor reception and Spread Eagle Inn courtyard
  • Volunteer-driven shuttle bus service to transport visitors from visitor reception to the house and garden entrances (main season only)
  • Induction loop
  • Braille guide
  • Sensory experience
  • Large print guide
  • Garden - wheelchair accessible gravel paths with marked routes, steep in places, wheelchair to borrow
  • House - stair climber available with advance booking, wheelchair to borrow
  • Shop - level entrance
  • Restaurant - level entrance
  • Volunteer-driven 6-seater buggy to transport visitors around the garden