Went on a glorious sunny June day and relaxed in several places in the gardens. The house is interesting but a bit of a rabbit warren - hold on to any others you are with. The staff were welcoming and informative- something we are getting used to on our Trust visits :-) One of the staff even played the grand piano bringing the house to life.
Cafe was small and as a result of lots of tourists somewhat overwhelmed. Restaurant has limited menu if you are a fussy eater, bringing a picnic might be a better option. There is a shuttle bus available for a small fee back to the car park which is a bit of a walk up hill back from house.
Tip- do visit the garden house. It has some interviews with former gardeners and Trust staff which are quite interesting.