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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.

Summer gardens

Explore our floral gardens on a summer afternoon © Geoff Smith

Explore our floral gardens on a summer afternoon

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.

Woodland wildflowers

Get out and about and enjoy natures spectacular scenes © Geoff Smith

Get out and about and enjoy natures spectacular scenes

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

New friend at the chicken naming event at The Vyne © Helen Sanderson

New friend at the chicken naming event at The Vyne

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

50 things to do

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

Sign up on the 50 things website, where you can claim rewards

Discover our past

See a fascinating and quirky history of the house reflected in our huge collection of artefacts. Why not come and discover our collection for yourself on a free guided tour? Tours 10am-12pm Mon-Fri.

An inspiring ring

Decide whether you think our ring was Tolkien's inspiration, and then let off some steam in our Hidden Realm playground.