...to the Jacobean country seat of the founder of Maryland, George Calvert. A ‘Gothic’ wing was added in the 1820s and redesigned in 1887 by W.E. Nesfield.

This intriguing house is now furnished as a comfortable Victorian home with 17 rooms open to the public. The Hall is crowded with an eclectic mix of previous owners’ furniture, paintings, portraits and personalia, including many Arts and Crafts items. Among numerous original paintings from the 16th – 19th centuries are works by Beuckelaer, Carlevarijs, Kauffman and Watts.

Ornamental gardens, a productive Walled Garden, Woodland and Lakeside Walks and an award-winning Tea Room add to the enjoyment of your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you.


27 Apr

Alvis Owners' Club Meeting

Sun 27 April, 11am-4pm Pre and post-war classic and vintage cars on display. Included in admission to the Hall or Grounds

4 May

Italian Memories

Sunday, 4 May 2pm - 5pm North Country Theatre gives an interactive interpretation of Bridget Talbot's work during the First World War, including her…

11 May

We'll Meet Again - recalling the Second World War

Dress up and join in Full-size replica Spitfire - take a seat in the cockpit for the pilot's view * RAF re-enactors Create Canadian aircraft nose art 'Dig…

Part-Time Assistant Tea Room Manager

An enthusiastic person is required for this seasonal post to work with the small staff and large team of volunteers, helping with all aspects of running our busy catering facility.

Previous experience desirable, along with commitment to customer care and flexible approach.

Permanent, seasonal position, February - October, plus 9 days in December.

Approximately 1100 hours pa, weighted towards the busier part of the season.

Please telephone 01748 818178 for application form. Speak to Dawn or Marcia.

Superbly Refurbished 3 Bedroom Cottage to Let

Kiplin Cottage

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms/shower rooms,

linen room, large kitchen/diner,

sitting room with solid fuel fire, small office

new utility room, oil fired central heating

New floor coverings throughout.

Off road parking, small garden.

To let unfurnished on an initial term of

between 1 and 3 years but may be available

long term. Rental Guide £750 - £800 PCM

References and bond (£1000) required.

Contact: James Fife 01609 771834


Opening Times

Gardens and Tea Room

Open from 10am - 5pm, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, until 29 October. Last admission 4.15pm

Hall and Duty Calls Exhibition

Open from 2 - 5pm, Sunday, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, until 29 October. Last admission 4.15 pm

Edwardian Christmas, 1913

Fri, Sat, Sun, 28th November - 30th November & 5th - 7th December, 10am to 4pm. Admission: Adult £8, Conc. £7, Child £4, Family £23. Free entry to Christmas Gift Shop & Tea Room