Rode Hall & Gardens
Take part in a whistle-stop tour and learn the highs and lows of the house and how one family ensured its safe upkeep for so many years. Discover how the Baker-Wilbraham family have adapted to social changes and architectural trends through a period of nearly three hundred years at this exquisite county house.
See how the Georgian house is ‘two houses in one’ and walk into the entrance hall with its welcoming space and Neo-Classical design. Portraits immediately introduce visitors to the Baker-Wilbraham family.
Walk up the impressive staircase with handrails made of mahogany set in oak, and see the bedrooms with Regency furnishings, the bedside pot cupboards with chamber pots and the mahogany washstands.
Back downstairs in the drawing room see a fine collection of family portraits and a rare collection of 18th century English porcelain teapots. Look out of the window and admire the excellent view of the extensive gardens.
Walk around the five-acre Wild Garden with two lakes and visit a small Italian garden with a fountain, Italian Cypress and olive trees.
The whole site is very pretty and extremely relaxing which makes it a great place to visit for the family to visit any time of the year.
Facilities: Wheelchair users are most welcome but will find that not all areas of the grounds are possible to negotiate as the Snowdrop Walks in particular are steep and uneven.
Opening Times: The gardens are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12 noon to 5pm and they are open alongside the Farmer’s Market on the first Saturday of each month from 10am – 2.30pm.
The house is open Wednesdays and Bank Holiday Mondays only from 2pm-5pm.
Costs: House & Gardens: Adults £8, Concessions £7, Children 5-15 £1.
Garden Only: Adults £5, Children 5-15 £1.
RHS/HHA Members Free* (except special events)
25% off admission to National Art Pass Holders
Group visits welcome by appointment. Please call 01270 873237 for more information.
For further information please visit: http://www.rodehall.co.uk