Knightshayes

Knightshayes in the winter sunset from South terrace

Important notice -

Please note, access to the house will remain via our winter route on Monday 26 February whilst essential investigative building works take place. The house will be fully open as usual on Tuesday 27 February. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures

Exploring further afield

A grandparent and child walking in the Spring garden at Knightshayes

Making the most of Spring at Knightshayes 

The garden is bursting back into life, the birds are tweeting and there's plenty to spot, spaces to blow the cobwebs in and fun to be had. Find out ways to make the most of Spring.

A view of a magnolia in view of the house at Knightshayes in Devon

Signs of spring to spot at Knightshayes 

It's that time of the year when the formal woodland garden begins to look even more beautiful than usual. If you're planning a visit soon, why not have a read of what you can look out for.

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What's on

Upcoming events

The 'home within a house' tour

Sun 25 Feb 2018
12:00-12:45
A rare chance to glimpse how the last family occupants - Sir John and Joyce, Lady Heathcoat Amory, made Knightshayes their home.

Carvery Lunches

Sun 25 Feb 2018
12:00-14:30
Enjoy one of our delicious carvery lunches in the stables café. Made using local produce, much of it grown in our very own Kitchen Garden and sourced from our tenant farmers, it's the perfect way to warm up and treat yourself after exploring...

Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women's golf in the 1920's and her role in creating the stunning infamous garden here.

Seed swap

Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-14:00
Flex your green fingers and take home your own piece of Knightshayes by coming along to our spring seed swapping event in the kitchen garden.

Mothering Sunday Carvery Lunch

Sun 11 Mar 2018
12:00-14:30
Bring mum along to Knightshayes and show her a good day out.

Easter holiday family fable fun

Sat 24 Mar 2018
10:00-17:00
Everyone knows the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, but how much do you really know about the stories of Aesop? Head over to Knightshayes this Easter and find out all about these wild and wonderful moral tales.
Joyce Wethered, champion golfer alongside her contemporaries including Glenna Collett

Golf, Gardens and Guides: discovering the story of Joyce, Lady Amory 

Find out more about the incredible life story of Joyce Wethered, later Lady Amory and the legacy she's left for women today through a new exhibition from 3 March 2018.

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Eating and shopping

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Learning

Measuring trees in Knole Park to discover their age

Special opportunities for learning at Knightshayes 

The perfect outdoor classroom, join us at Knightshayes for workshops, learning sessions, self-led activities and more. Bring your school or youth group for a special one-off experience.

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Get involved

A volunteer room guide chatting with a visitor at Knightshayes

Become a volunteer 

Get involved and help the National Trust with its important and ongoing work at Knightshayes.

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Groups

A group of people getting off a coach at Knightshayes

Organise a group visit 

With a spectacular country estate to discover, Knightshayes is the perfect place for a group visit.

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History

View of Knightshayes house at dusk from the south gardens

A rich and varied history 

Discover more about this stunning Victorian manor house and delve into over 200 years of history.

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Our work

Woodchips

Chipping away at our environmental impact  

Exciting progress is underway at Knightshayes, as we start work on the Biomass Project. If you’ve visited recently you may have seen lots of activity going on, including the creation of a new compound at the very top of the main car park. Read on to find out more about what's going on.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Knightshayes on the National Trust Collections website