Sunnycroft in 2022

View of the driveway at Sunnycroft

Sunnycroft will initially be closed for the first part of 2022. During the year we’ll be continuing to trial and test opening Sunnycroft in different ways throughout the year, in response to the impact of Covid-19.

Sunnycroft in the sun

The initial and continuing impact of Covid-19 has meant that it is no longer sustainable to open Sunnycroft as we did prior to the pandemic. Although we know this will be initially disappointing for some visitors it gives us opportunity to explore different ways for our supporters to share and experience Sunnycroft and help shape its future.

We hope that Sunnycroft will become a place that is recognised, and loved locally, and through building relationships with local community groups and organisations we hope to play a bigger part in our local area and help provide a service to those groups that may benefit from access to this special place.


Visiting Sunnycroft

Sunnycroft will still be open to visitors at times throughout the year, to give supporters a chance to enjoy visiting the house and grounds. We are planning a variety of visitor events for various key times of the year including celebrating the Jubilee, and Father Christmas visits. There will also be ‘open days’ to visit the house and gardens on dates throughout the year.

We’ll be updating our information about planned openings on our website in early 2022.


When Sunnycroft is open:


If arriving by car, please follow the direction from our team to park up in our car park. There are designated Blue Badge spaces available close to the house at Sunnycroft, please speak to the team on arrival. If you are arriving in a vehicle larger than a car e.g a campervan please note that there are a limited number of spaces for large vehicles due to the size and layout of the car park, and we may not be able to accomodate your vehicle. We are unable to welcome caravans and coaches.

Tickets and membership cards will be checked at the Welcome Hut.
Wooden welcome hut in the car park at Sunnycroft
Tickets and membership cards will be checked at the Welcome Hut.


Toilets (including an accessible toilets and baby change facilities) can be found in the outbuildings in the back yard behind the house. The toilets are sanitised by our team during the day.

Toilets are located in the back yard behind the house at Sunnycroft.
View of the back yard of the house at Sunnycroft
Toilets are located in the back yard behind the house at Sunnycroft.


Please read our access guide below for more information. Please note access to the house is via steps.

Sunnycroft Access Statement 2021 (PDF / 0.244140625MB) download



Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome to visit the garden at Sunnycroft with their owners. The garden at Sunnycroft is only around five acres in size, and as one of the smaller National Trust properties is more of a place for your dog to accompany you on a visit than as a place for dog walking. We think a visit to the garden will take on average around 45 minutes at the current time.

We ask that:

  • Dog poo must be picked up and taken home with you
  • Dogs must remain on leads in all areas of the garden