Deene Park
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Deene Park is a largely 16th century house which has been occupied by the Brudenell family since 1514. It was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan including the 7th Earl who led the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854. The gardens include long borders, old fashioned roses, lakes and a parterre with topiary teapots.
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ElegantJo
107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The approach to Deene through the parkland and alongside the lake is so attractive that its difficult to believe that the conurbation of Corby is just over the horizon.
We last visited the house and park on a private visit in the 1970s. The impression then was of a rather dark gloomy house set in uninspired gardens. What a difference 40 years of hard work ( presumably by the late owner and recently by his son) has made.

We started with the gardens, which have been revived in parts and with completely new areas, such as the parterre and, most recently the Rose Garden. The roses were in flower and there were some gorgeous scented ones.

We walked on the more distant parts around the lake before returning to the tea room for a good light lunch, well and quickly served.

We were given a warm welcome into the house by Mrs Brudenell who advised us not to spend too long in the first room as there were 15 ahead of us to be seen.

This was quite a change from some of the much larger houses that we have visited where often a very few rooms are open, with Covid and distancing being blamed justly or unjustly. At Deene, however it was free flow with guides on each room to advise. Our standard question to guides is "What is your favourite thing in this room?" That always brings out interesting stories not found in the guide book. This was the case at Deene too.

The house has a great deal of history but retained the warm feel of a home, well loved and improved exponentially since our last visit. Thank you to all concerned.
Written June 26, 2022
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CatandBones2013
Gretton65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We visited on the first winter tour when the ground floor was decorated for Christmas .
Even in December the gardens were interesting and we now have to come back in the summer to see them in their glory .
The kitchen tea room is full of character and the lit range , hot killed wine and mince pies welcome on a cold day.
The guide however is what made the tour - knowledgeable and friendly - factual but able to put it all in context .
From the moment we arrived we were made welcome and the whole experience was friendly and relaxed .
Definitely back in the summer too!
Written December 15, 2023
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Hugh and Debbie
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We have visited a fair few stately homes but this is the first time we have been welcomed by the owner! Mrs Brudenell welcomed us personally and at points showed up to add to the guides info. Not in an overbearing way but just like a friend adding a few comments here and there, overall the experience was a true delight, different from any other great house we have ever visited, (and we have visited a few, and been very impressed by the staff/ volunteers, who have been superb at other great houses, but Ceene park is especially special as you will realise of you visit,) but Deene park is now our favourite, and this is against some pretty steep competition. All we can say is visit it and see for yourself the warmth, the enthusiasm, the genuineness of the staff and owners, it is truly infectious, and delightful, the house is a treasure trove of objects and history, the gardens are a delight, the overall experience is fantastic! Thoroughly recommended ,by someone who doesn't usually leave reviews. If you can, you should definately visit.
Written June 15, 2022
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martinlumleyholmes
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A really nice place to visit. I especially liked the central courtyard area. The gardens are lovely particularly the teapot topiary. The upper floors were not open due to covid when we visited, but what we saw was very interesting. The tearoom was lovely and all the staff were really nice. Only bad point is the poor parking area which is in effect a cow field, our tyres were covered in cow muck! They might try to keep the cows off that bit of the field.
Written August 9, 2021
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Lauren S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We visited Deene Park Gardens for the Easter event and had a lovely afternoon! 6 adults and 7 children with ages ranging from 9 to 7 months. The are lots of places to explore in the beautiful gardens and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny along the way. There was a lovely lady reading stories and making some magical bubbles for all the children to run through. We would recommend for a lovely sunny afternoon
Written April 9, 2023
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Nathan47
Kettering, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Visited Deene Park for the first time today despite it being on our doorstep. We had a garden tour by the Head Gardner followed by a cream tea. The gardens were amazing and the talk by the Gardener great. All of the staff were welcoming and the place had a really relaxed feel about it. I suspect this is what NT properties used to be like a long time ago before they became so commercialised. I will certainly be going back to visit again.
Written June 23, 2021
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OnAir60226863515
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Deene Park is a warm and friendly stately home. Better value than Burghley House as you see more rooms and a wider variety of paintings and furniture. More like a home and less like a museum. BUT they don't sell jam and marmalade in the shop. When is a trip like to a stately home if you cannot buy jam?
Written April 23, 2023
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meg
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Gardens open at 12. House timed tickets for visit between 2-4. Interesting house with a long history. Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade was one of the family. Many mementoes including the head and tail of his horse " Ronald". Enthusiastic knowledgeable guides. Charming, welcoming staff elsewhere. Really enjoyed our visit & did I mention the carrot cake?
Written July 21, 2021
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We wanted to view the house and were able to this visit. It contains a wealth of history that's very impressive. Whilst the place feels solid, you are acutely aware you are walking on and around timbers that were laid centuries ago ... there aren't many straight-lines visible. The guides in each room scramble to tell you about each room's history.

A remarkable house in which to spend a couple of hours.
Written September 9, 2022
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Dubes13
Peterborough, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The gardens are pretty and pleasant to walk around. The house was interesting with friendly helpful guides in each room. The tearoom was sensibly priced and the cake delicious!
Written August 16, 2021
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