The House

The House was built in 1875, designed by the prominent Victorian architect Henry Clutton. It’s situated in 425 acres of beautiful parkland.

Gillows of Lancaster made many of the interior furnishings and there are several magnificent examples of 19th century paintings on the walls, produced by artists such as Sir Frank Dicksee, Benjamin Williams Leader, George Vicat Cole and Frank Holl.


Today it is a popular venue for weddings, conferences and as a filming location for period dramas.

Rooms are available for hire for weddings, business events and conferences, team building, and accommodation is available on site.

Afternoon Tea is available from March until October on selected dates. For groups of 10+ there is the option to combine with a tour of the Swiss Garden (for additional cost).

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Visit The House

On selected dates The House will be open to the public, giving you a chance to learn more about this interesting building and the family that lived there. For more information and to book a ticket, please click on the below dates:

The House is a Member of the HHA.