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Surrounded by beauty... steeped in history
An intimate family home, the history of the Vyne spans the centuries. From its royal beginnings in Tudor times to its place today as a intriguing retreat for you to explore, you can lose yourself in the surroundings that inspired great authors such as Jane Austen. Discover a chapel where sunlight streams in through stained-glass windows, a ring that may have inspired Tolkien or an oak gallery fit for a king.
You could enjoy the view from the house in winter of the first hoarfrost or the autumnal glow of the woodland on a misty morning. Can you see yourself spending lazy summer days picnicking on a lawn that stretches to a shimmering lake?
The gardens are a peaceful escape with secret picnic spots, or you can stroll by the ornamental lake. Why not take in the restored Walled Garden, now a working kitchen garden providing delicious, fresh and seasonal produce to our Tudor tea-room.
The ancient woodlands are a great place in every season from the carpet of spring bluebells to autumn leaves. Sneak into the wetland bird hide and experience glimpses of wildlife. Come alone or with friends and family, there's plenty to see and do for all ages of adventurer.
See our wild gardens teeming with cowslips and buttercups over the summer months. Our formal gardens will be full of dazzling tulips and the hot herbaceous borders will come alive with exotic plants when the hot weather really hits.
If you fancy taking a walk through our ancient woodlands, see how many different species of wildflowers you can see adorning the paths.
Family fun this summer
See our sensuous gardens and countryside at this spectacular time of year. Bring the family to have a go at geocaching and orienteering or see what trails we have out in the grounds. Why not sit by the shimmering lake with a picnic on a lazy summer afternoon?
50 things at the Vyne
Come along to start ticking off your list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾. You could:
- Build a den
- Create wild art
- Plant it, grow it, eat it
- Go bird watching