Reading a bit of the history of this site before you see it is important to help understand the historical importance of the house, as well as to provide a platform for understanding its current role. Personally, I found this to be the most beautiful home I have ever seen. And, unlike so many historical homes that one can visit, a place I can easily imagine living.
Booking in advance is critical. I found the English language guide easy to understand, well versed in the history of the home, and open to questions. I have been once, and plan to return with family, friends, and camera.