Entrance fee for non National Trust members is £10.40 to the house and garden and parking is £2 all day for non members. The oldest part of the house is around 1350 and has been modified through the centuries. It is quite fascinating to see and touch all the old walls and panelling and the old leaded windows are something else with their stained glass cartouches. I loved the fact that the previous owner came over from America on a cycling holiday as a young man and saw the property over the garden wall and fell in love with it. When he was 60 it came up for sale and he purchased it! The billiards room is very interesting with its huge collection of porcelain meat strainers arranged around a ceiling shelf - they are works of art in their own right. All of the guides were interesting and very pleased to share their knowledge - they were very approachable and didn't mind people touching and admiring the wooden architecture. It was a rather wet and windy day when I visited so I didn't spend much time in the garden. Of course the most interesting thing is the fact that the house stands in the square moat. It didn't look wheelchair accessible as there are many small corridors and staircases. There is a small shop selling garden bits and National Trust souvenirs - all affordable. Toilet facilities are good and the restaurant was excellent. Had a lovely potato and herb soup with a large roll and a large coffee for £5.50 All round I thought it was excellent value and a very enjoyable visit.
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