Lovely setting and the walled garden fabulous, however in need of some TLC. They seem to have got the catering very wrong. For example, very ordinary looking cakes and scones and long queues for the drinks. They are missing an opportunity to do something very special here, preferring instead to churn out mediocre food. The "booth" in the rose garden was inadequate and would be improved with a proper catering outlet taking advantage of the superb vista. My real gripe with the National Trust is that they don't make it clear that a "standard" non gift aided entrance fee is available - they just go ahead and charge the £1.25 per person EXTRA without a asking which you would like. Nice day out though, the house doesn't contain any original furniture and what there is is quite lacklustre, but it's an interesting place which could be much, better.
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