I have been pondering how to review this property. Despite it being the regional HQ for the National trust it has no decent signage to help locate it. Parking is restricted to disabled visitors. The exterior of the house and the gardens are lovely. However the interior is remarkably sterile as the original furniture has been moved into Fairfax House in York. There are interesting insights into the lives of the great Terry family and their chocolate factory but somehow it was like eating half a bar of chocolate: I wanted the rest of it too! The exhibits brought back childhood memories of "Saturday night treat" when my father would come home with a bag of choc bars. The visit felt like a work in progress. The staff were really helpful, the tea rooms up to usual NT standards and the gardens enjoyable. However that indefinable something that takes it up a notch seemed missing. If you do visit also have a look at the nearby church where the Terry family were regular worshippers.
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