The drive to the house is simply stunning, and the house and gardens don't disappoint either. The house is an intimate glimpse into the life of a remarkable woman and the audio tour which is included in the entry price is well paced and interesting. We enjoyed tea and cake in the cafe late afternoon, and we loved the gardens, which are full of both colour and interest.
Our only grumble was price, the house had increased their prices by 30pc but this wasn't advertised on their web site, and if we had been in the UK we would have challenged this, and we we overcharged in the cafe, and when we questioned this, it turns out the waitress hadn't made us aware of an extra charge forms particular type of cake with their offer of afternoon tea.
So overall we loved the house and gardens, but it's an expensive day out, so be warned.