What an amazing place. We had a rainy day and tired legs so decided on a gentler day. The parking is well sign posted and you simply ignore the "Sat Nav". Found the disabled parking and whilst getting my elderly parents out of the car aladyarrived with the buggy and asked if they wanted a lift. Very good service taken directly to the gatehouse. Then went round the house, there is a simple explanation of the rooms to be visited and staff will explain if you ask plus there are books in each room about the rooms and the previous owners. We could have spent the whole day there reading about the history of the house. The house is a remarkable testament to the National Trust and a wonderful insight to a Victorian house. The gardens were very well presented even in October and must have been a sight in full bloom. There are some negative comments but these seem petty or do not grasp what to expect from a Victorian house. If you take very young children they will be bored. Taking dogs expect assistance dogs into a house seems to miss the point that you can't take them into most places.
However, the house is a real gem and after visiting many other houses this is one of the best and the efforts to present the house as it would have been are a wonderful representation.
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