Discover the house at Dyffryn Gardens

Discover the partially restored home of the Cory family, finished in 1895 the house is an eclectic mix of many different styles of decor.

Dyffryn house stands at the entrance to the gardens, listed at grade II* status it had been remodelled from an earlier mansion in 1893 and was completed in 1895.

The Cory family were industrialists and made their wealth through coal. The house provided a secluded family home within commutable distance of their business interests across south Wales.

A National Trust house with a difference

The house came to the National Trust in 2013 without a collection. No original belongings, pieces of furniture or art remain in the house. This has given us a great opportunity to do something different.

A few of the rooms in the house have been furnished, but with a twist, everything in the house has been designed to be touched and played with, almost every room has something for you to do. 

Books, billiards and Bach

We have returned the Blue drawing room back to a music room complete with an 1830s grand piano you can play. The Red library is now our second hand book shop with comfy sofas to enjoy a good book on a rainy day, and one of the upstairs rooms tells the story of Dyffryn in its conference centre days where you can have a go on one of our typewriters. 

Pretend to be the Lord or Lady of the manor as you challenge your family and friends to a game of billiards or have a go at sewing in the morning room.