Group visits

Group visit

We welcome groups at Antony and look forward to accommodating your needs and planning small touches to make your visit special. Whether you're an expert garden group who want something a bit specialist, a local WI group where everyone has different interests or a group coming from overseas we're here to help you plan a great day out.

How to spend an afternoon

Spend an afternoon with your group looking around a still lived-in family home full of personal treasures collected over generations. Today, the house is still home to the Carew Pole family who have lived on this site for over six hundred years and the house has all the personal touches of a loved and lived in home.

The garden is full of suprises including outdoor sculpture, sweeping Repton views, quirky topiary, a formal summer garden and year round displays of blooms from magnolias and rhododendrons in the spring to wisteria, white roses and lavender in the summer. The show of colour continues into the autumn when the 'hero' trees in the garden are aflame.

" Antony is a really great place to bring your group, the staff are relaxed and friendly and used to welcoming visitors from all over the world. We get consistently good feedback from the visits we cater for with people remarking on the personal touch with which our service is delivered."
- Catherine Peck, House & Visitor Experience Manager

Useful details for your visit

A timed ticket entry system is in operation for the house and tickets for groups are allocated prior to arrival and issued on the day itself in reception. There is a tea-room serving light lunches and coffee and cake style options which your group can make use of. If your group is above ten people we ask for a bit of warning about your food & beverage needs so we can provide a great service on the day.

Something a little extra

To treat your group to something special you can pre-book a garden tour led by the Senior Gardener and take advantage of their expert knowledge including a Q&A session.

At certain times we can also offer out of hours tours of the house and refreshments. Please contact the property for more information about this.

If you are interested in making a group booking or would like to enquire further please call 01752 812 191 (option 0) or email us at