This National Trust property is set in extensive grounds, with nice walks, a very impressive garden with its "double border" and topiary. We went round the house but it was so interesting and we spent so long that we then only had time for a walk in the garden but not for the walks through the woods or round the lake.
The house is large with much of the original furniture and a huge library of books which was very interesting to see. The decoration, and particularly the plasterwork, was beautiful, with informative leaflets in each room and very helpful and knowledgable staff or volunteers.
There is a large car park which is pay and display if you are not a member of the National Trust, or free if you are a member and can display the car park sticker.
There is a cafe adjacent to the main entrance, a pub just after you go in, and another with the shop close to the main house. This latter one serves sandwiches, soup and hot food etc. staff were friendly and efficient and the food good. The counter is on the left as you walk in and there were two rooms - plenty of space when we were there.
A thoroughly enjoyable visit and well worth it.
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