Christmas Breakfast and Evening House Tours

View of Packwood from the road

A unique chance to see parts of the house that are usually hidden behind closed doors and discover the history of the collection with our Conservation and Engagement Manager, Paddy Tranter.

This Christmas we are opening our doors for a unique opportunity to take an exclusive tour of the house. Led by Packwood’s Conservation and Engagement Manager, Paddy Tranter, visitors will learn all about Packwood’s varied history and its fascinating interiors.

The long gallery at Packwood
A view of the long gallery at Packwood

The Christmas breakfast tours have now unfortunatly sold out, however we still have spaces left for our evening tours.

The Christmas evening tours will take place on Thursday 7, 14 & 21 December at either 6pm - 9pm or 7pm - 10pm. Tickets are £30 per person including a two course Christmas dinner. Please call the property on 01564 782024 to book.

Graham Baron Ash, a previous owner, lavished immense care on repairing, restoring and adding to the buildings and gardens at Packwood. Standing deep in the Forest of Arden and dating from that era, Packwood was the perfect home for a man fascinated by all things Shakespearian and above all, Ash loved old houses and furniture, for which he cultivated a keen eye. Baron Ash made Packwood’s restoration his life’s task, filling the property with appropriate furniture, tapestries, stained glass and ornaments of great beauty.

This unusual lion head spout can be found in the bathroom
The bathroom at Packwood

He created at Packwood his own private world – a stage set against which he could live the life of an English country gentleman and where many came to enjoy his primly perfect version of country house hospitality. The crowning event of Baron Ash’s social career came in 1927 when he entertained Queen Mary for tea at Packwood. You will be able to see the preserved cup and saucer from which the Queen took tea and see the room where she retired to rest.

A tea cup fit for a Queen
The tea cup Queen Mary drank from

This is a unique opportunity for you to go behind the scenes, take a closer look at the property’s fascinating stories and watch the sun set whilst enjoying a glass of wine with friends.