Winter opening - plan your visit to Charlecote

Charlecote parkland and river on a frosty day in winter

More exercise... less stress... space to think... a winter walk at Charlecote could be just what you need. We're open every day this winter so there's no excuse not to take that walk you've been promising yourself.

House

Until 15 February

The house is closed for the winter deep clean and re-opens on Saturday 16 February.

Vital cleaning and conservation work takes place while the house is closed
House elves clean the Charlecote buffet in the dining room
Vital cleaning and conservation work takes place while the house is closed
Cleaning Charlecote's ceiling and paintings from the top of a scaffold tower

Why do we close the house in winter? 

The house is closed from Christmas Day until 16 February. Find out what we're getting up to while the doors are closed to visitors.

Enjoy a winter walk through the parkland
Charlecote parkland and river on frosty day in winter
Enjoy a winter walk through the parkland

Grounds and outbuildings

  • Grounds and outbuildings open every day, 9.00am-4.00pm.
     
  • Bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching - we've seen kingfishers, grey wagtails, wigeon, teal, little egrets and a little grebe. The bird-hide in the spinney is also a great spot.
     
  • The fallow deer are easier to spot now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, but please don't approach them.
     
  • The first snowdrops and the hellebores come into flower in the woodland garden from the start of the new year.

Tea-room and shops (including second-hand books)

  • Tea-room open every day, 9.00am-4.00pm.
     
  • Servants' Hall Shop and bookshop open every day, 10.30-4.00pm.
Family on winter walk in parkland at Charlecote Park

Enjoy a winter walk in Charlecote's parkland

Get away from the central heating for a while with a stroll through the parkland.

Severe weather

In the event of severe weather, please check our website and social media to find out if we’re open before travelling. We have to close the property when there’s snow, strong winds or flooding.

  • If there’s snow, staff and volunteers can’t travel safely in to open up. 
     
  • Flooding in the parkland means we can’t see the edges of the rivers and lake. 
     
  • Strong winds can bring down branches of our ancient trees in the parkland or on the cedar lawn.
Heavy rain causes the Avon and the Dene to burst their banks, flooding the parkland
Parkland floods at Charlecote in spring
Heavy rain causes the Avon and the Dene to burst their banks, flooding the parkland