Fabled city mansion, stayed in by Charles II on eve of his restoration and the Satis House of Great Expectations.
Superbly poetic interiors with wonderful collection of English furniture and paintings, including several Gainsboroughs and Reynolds and rare Constable portraits. Good collection of English pottery and treen. The deliciously maintained twin walled gardens of an acre now complemented by ongoing restoration of monumental renaissance garden.
"There is no finer pre Civil War town house in England than this" (Simon Jenkins, The Times)
"The house is a miracle" (Nicky Haslam).
"Best value in England today" (Colefax&Fowler).
Thursdays and Fridays, 30 May to 27 September 2019. Open also on Saturday 1 June, 12-5pm for Dickens Festival).
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
Child age range 6 to 16
Min visitors per group 8
Max visitors per group 48