Facilities & access


  • House entry operates on a timed ticket system, including NT members. Last suggested entry is 2.30pm, last tickets 3.15pm house closes at 4pm
  • Manor restaurant, waiter-served and fully licensed
  • Stables café, ideal for families, situated close to the woodland playground
  • Food-to-go outlets selling drinks, snacks, sandwiches and cakes. Picnic hampers can be stored at your own risk
  • Manor shop and wine shop for gifts and souvenirs
  • Special tours available for groups
  • House Tour Handsets available at the main house entrance, £3.00
  • Dogs are not permitted in the gardens, but can be walked in fields near the car park (no shaded parking area currently available)

Family & children

  • Woodland playground, suitable for ages 2 to 14 years
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities at the manor and stables
  • Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan in the house
  • Children's house trail available
  • Children's menus available
  • Tour of the house for children available during the school holidays
  • Toys and sweet shop in the stables courtyard, with games, books and toys
  • Certain paths are loose gravel, suitable for most pushchairs
  • Small bicycles for Under 5's permitted on the main paths


  • Wheelchairs available for the house & gardens, on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Grounds - partly accessible, loose gravel paths, steep slopes.
  • Adapted toilets
  • Large handled cutlery and large print menus available
  • Large-type information booklets available in some rooms in the house
  • Prints & drawings rooms and wine cellars may require assistance to visit in the lift
  • Assistance dogs welcome in both the house and gardens

Car park & shuttle bus service

From our brand new 1000-space car park, buy garden tickets or have your membership scanned and then enjoy a short ride on one of our shuttle buses which leave regularly taking you directly to the North Fountain The house and other amenities are then a short 100m walk.

Mobility assistance vehicle

Our new purpose built mobility assistance vehicle can transport you from the North Fountain to the house should you need it, with 5 seats and space for folded wheelchair. Our team of volunteers will be happy to help with your requirements.

Walking from the new car park

Enjoy the scenery as you walk up a steady incline on the mown grass footpath from the car park to reach the main gardens.  With lovely views at the top over the Vale, the walk should take 15 - 20 minutes. Our path can be used at either the beginning or end of your day.