Goddards House and Garden

Goddards House in the autumn

An intimate arts and crafts style family home and complementary garden rooms

Goddards House and Garden

Things to see and do

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Sporty Summer

Wed 25 Sep 2019
This summer escape to Goddards and try your hand at one of our summer sports.


Wed 25 Sep 2019
Discover more about this unique family home in the latest displays at Goddards.

Cuppa and compost

Thu 26 Sep 2019
Join Senior Gardener Tom, as he shows you how leaf mould and kitchen scraps are transformed into a crumbly mixture that fertilises our wonderful garden.

Apples not (chocolate) oranges

Wed 02 Oct 2019
Join Senior Gardener Tom for an hour’s talk and tasting around the Paddock Orchard and discover the inspiration behind Terry’s Chocolate Apple (the precursor to the famous Chocolate Orange).

National chocolate week

Wed 16 Oct 2019
Join in the chocolate fueled celebrations at the former home of one of York's chocolate families. Come and indulge yourself in the Terry's chocolate history.

Christmas at Goddards

Thu 14 Nov 2019
Discover the Terry family Christmas in their former home and how it changed in different years of family life.
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Eating and shopping

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Dragonfly at Goddards in the sunshine

Unearth our wildlife 

Visit the 1930s greenhouse, discover dragonflies, flowering water lilies and tadpoles that call our two ponds home.

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Get involved

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three women and young toddlers seated outdoors

Bringing a group to Goddards 

Our visitors tell us they love the small, relaxed family feel when they visit. Goddards House and Garden can accommodate groups of up to 15 people.

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Places to stay

The living room at the laundry flat

Holiday at Beningbrough Hall 

Holiday in a very special place in the bright and welcoming apartment above the Victorian laundry surrounded by gardens, woodland and views of the main hall from your windows. Perfectly located for exploring York, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales; it's your very own escape to the country.

Stay a little longer in York

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Venue hire

Goddards House in the autumn

Celebrate at Goddards 

Hire the drawing room or gardens for your special event and step back as our team helps to create your perfect day.