2021 Open Day Season
We are now open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm, and Monday 30th August.
For details - and how to reach the Mansion - please see Visiting Us page.
A most wonderful experience.
Thank you – marvellous.
Our guests from overseas said, ‘it’s much better than Windsor Castle and much better value.’
Fascinating! And so good to see somewhere in its ‘unimproved state’ and especially to see the architectural principles explained.
Very much enjoyed the visit. Fascinating to see how the house was constructed.
Fantastic, peaceful, adventurous for the children.
Yes – it is a very atmospheric building – complete with crows.
Wonderful – a real surprise after walk in the park. Came with a stonemason as part of our group who was amazed.
I have enjoyed the visit immensely. It is an incredibly beautiful place, and it’s amazing to see the work in progress. Me and my family enjoyed the visit very much.
Absolutely wonderful and so much to see/learn from the unfinished house (I am a builder/carpenter!)
More than we ever expected it to be. It is brilliant, very glad we came to see this fascinating house.
The information on the walls was very interesting. I loved the bathroom.
Well presented with great information, well placed but not over-powering.
Clever floor boards & balustrades.
The explanation of the rooms and the finale of the video of what it might have looked like was very interesting.
William enjoyed the children’s quiz.
Very friendly welcome from mini bus driver and other staff.
Nice welcome – good just to wander.
Many thanks to all the volunteers (and an excellent lunch!)
Wish I lived closer. Very impressed with all the Trust has achieved.
The volunteers were very kind and helpful and knowledgeable.
Friendly staff (not too much information – just the right amount from them) brilliant. Thank you so much.
An outstanding afternoon out – everything – really impressed with the building and interpretation. Particularly enjoyed free access to wander at own pace.
From a wheelchair user
Thank you for meeting us at the gate and letting us park by the house.
Very warm welcome – interesting tour very well presented and kept interest.
Rarity to have building half finished, fantastic guide very informative.
Really enjoyed guided tour, brings place to life.
So unusual, seeing how built, amazing stories.
Excellent guide – who kept even the young children spellbound by relating things to their own lives. Thank you to all – your dedication shows.
Guided tour was excellent – very patient and informative.
Friendly tour, provided lots of information and answered all questions.
Jeremy gave an informative tour.
Fantastic tour by Chris. Thank you.
Roger was great & knowledgeable.
Hazel gave a brilliant tour.
Great historical info from David.
Excellent tour by Maureen - very informative.
Excellent visit and welcome. Richard our guide was very helpful and informative. Thank you.
Fantastic guide in Sue – really interesting with excellent insight & local knowledge.
We had a wonderful enthusiastic guide.
The guide brought everything to life.
Learning from the Mansion
Visitor, overheard by one of our tour guides: "Them pointy arches there, that's Gothic, like"
Didn’t know this existed – great house, lovely café and staff.
Lovely lunch too.
Tea room lovely.
Refreshments – top class.
Charged well for the ice creams.
I love the bats and enjoyed the Bat Room.
Very enjoyable & informative talk on bats.
Make ice creams free!
More cold ale/beer.
Cellar too cold and wet for my liking.
We would have had lunch in the cafe but unfortunately, you had no volunteers that day. We do depend on our volunteers - if you're local and can spare a little time, please come and join us.
Less waffle on tour. ... you can't win, you can only break even!
Toilets. Exciting news here! The new toilet block is now usable. There are a few bits and pieces to finish off, we expect it to be ready when our open days start in May.
More heaters would be lovely in the café. ... new heaters obtained in 2019.
Remove scaffolding from chapel. Conservation of the beautiful chapel is the ultimate objective of the plans for the future of the Mansion. It depends on the WMT raising the £5m necessary for the project.
You could charge more. Be assured that admission charges are reviewed annually by the Trustees and are in line with other historic buildings in the area.