We (a couple, M&F) visited on a Tuesday in April ‘22. We are National Trust members.
Approaching the house on foot there is no direction signage. It isn’t hard to find & we had a tourist map but NT isn’t usually so reticent about putting up a couple of their brown (in England anyway) “this way” signs.
Dear reader, we found it. And very happy we were because it is a treasure. I am particularly fond of and interested in domestic historic settings, from Ancient Roman houses to Victorian residences and this doesn’t disappoint.
We count ourselves fortunate at 60 & 68 yrs old to be able to climb stairs but for those who cannot, this didn’t appear to be accessible. Maybe there is a hidden lift, I don’t know but be sure to check accessibility first because, prima facie, it is an issue.
Starting on the second floor, there is a light, entertaining docu-drama film (allowing time to get some breath back after the climb). There seemed to be some dressing-up for children and a few activities for them but that isn’t an area of concern for us so again it will be necessary to check that if your young ones can’t experience this gem & need constant amusement.
There is no need to describe each floor or room as there is plenty of informational material available. Suffice to say the house is very well presented and staffed by the NT’s usual enthusiastic retiree volunteers. Those who are deeply interested in history and this period won’t learn anything new here but just being transported back in time is sufficient enjoyment.
Visit. You won’t be disappointed.