Discover the house
The house contains 18th century collections of French furniture, paintings and ceramics. The Victorian servants' quarters, which have survived in their original form, set the scene for life below stairs. On the last Thursday of each month, between April and October, meet the house team to find out how they care for the contents of the house.
Set within the South Downs National Park enjoy views of the Sussex landscape and beyond to the sea. We're busy renovating our garden to add more colour, scent and seasonal interest.
Don't miss the dairy
Our Georgian dairy is to be found by walking along the green lawns of the west terrace. Giving views to the south it was the perfect place for the ladies of the house to sit and enjoy a cream tea. The outer, ‘fancy dairy’, was designed so that they could adopt the role of dairy maids for their amusement.
If you're up for a challenge then explore our woodland. Climb your way back up the hill and enjoy the view from our eco bench. Not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
Dogs are welcome on leads throughout our woodland. Enabling dogs only have access to the whole property. Please note that there is limited shade in the car park.
World famous doll's house
Dating from between 1735 and 1740 our doll's house has been described as one of the two most important British dolls’ houses that have survived from that era.
It gives a very detailed glimpse of family and servant life and perhaps had a use in educating young ladies about life belows stairs.
Fun for families
Delve into our toy box and enjoy the open space of the south meadow. Or follow a trail around the house and garden, (available from the Golden Gate kiosk). Then why not stop for a picnic and enjoy the views?
- discover our echoing tunnels from the stables to the house
- visit the Print Room, open on the first Wednesday of the month
- roll down the urn mound
- enjoy the Scented Garden