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Return to Home PageBuilt in the early 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, the house acquired a classical portico in the mid 17th century and contains a fascinating Tudor Chapel with renaissance glass, a Palladian staircase and a wealth of old panelling and fine furniture. Also a grand piano which the general public are allowed to play. We were fortunate to have an impromtu performance.
This outstanding mansion offers a fascinating insight into 400 years of country house history and is set within 13 acres of attractive gardens with lakeside and woodland walks, a variety of colourful perennial and annual beds and spectacular herbaceous borders.
As you can tell we had super weather and a very nice cup of tea al fresco. Well worth the visit.