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“This family home is the first stately home to be opened to the public”
Review of Loseley House

Loseley House
Ranked #12 of 66 things to do in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: LOSELEY PARK IS OPEN FROM MONDAY 1ST MAY 2017. SUNDAY - THURSDAY 11AM - 5PM Built in the reign of Elizabeth I, Loseley Park stands in ancient Surrey Parkland close to the North Downs yet within reach of London. Still the home of the More-Molyneux family, it is remarkably unchanged since 1562 when Sir William More laid the first stones, and remains, as he intended, a place of calm, grace and subtle beauty. From the house itself, where the intricate panelling in the Great Hall was once in Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace; to the Tithe Barn with its ancient oak beams; to the elegant and restful walled garden, Loseley Park is sought after for civil weddings, corporate events, and as a location for films such as Sense and Sensibility. But it’s also a place to visit, to enjoy the grounds, the garden and house, and relax in one of England’s friendliest historic homes.
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“This family home is the first stately home to be opened to the public”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were engrossed with the family friend, who personally escorted us around this fine house. The tour was awash with personal detail, and it was apparent the family were still in residence. This is the home of Loseley Ice Cream, which was originally made to supplement the income required to run this stately home

Visited July 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

This really is worth a visit. It has been lovingly cared for by the family and the gardens are enchanting. We were the only two on the guided tour of the house, which was great as it felt like a private tour just for us. We were shown round by a lovely gentleman called Hugh, who was extremely kind and very informative. I think it really makes a big difference when the staff are passionate and have a love of what they do. We were very fortunate and it made the visit extra special. Thankyou Hugh!

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wedding guests”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Catering staff were fantastic and food was delicious! Beautiful gardens and barn was stunning for the reception!

Visited June 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“A Lovely Afternoon (& Scrummy Ice-Cream)”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Being a member of the Historic House Association I am fortunate enough to get in free, but I would still pay to see this architectural gem and delightful garden. The house is lovely and you are guided round the house viewing the Great Hall and other interesting rooms, upstairs and down. The guide was very knowledgeable, making the tour an enjoyable 45 minutes.(I maybe would have liked to see more rooms if that is possible, and a little less information regarding the paintings as nearly every painting was described!)
Outside though, the walled garden was immaculate, and so relaxing to walk round, and there are many benches to rest upon and take in the beautiful shrubs and flowers.
The cafe is simple and does not offer much variety in the way of food, but when you do get a drink and a slice of cake, don't sit in the small forecourt but head pass the pay kiosk, through the wall and take a seat in the lovely garden, much more relaxing!
On, and don't forget to buy a tub of Loseley ice cream from the shop - it's not made on site anymore, indeed the cows now reside in Wales, but the 'Eton Mess', 'Treacle Toffee', and 'Honey and Stem Ginger' were all very scrummy.

Visited May 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating house”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I was here for a private dinner, when we had a talk from the owner (it has been in the same family - More-Molyneux - since it was built in the mid-sixteenth century) followed by dinner in the Hall. It's not 'baronial' in its proportions, but if you like old houses, interesting architecture, and you want to get away from the National Trust way of doing things, then Losely is most definitely worth a visit!

Visited October 2013
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