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“A beautiful place with cakes to die for !”
Review of Wassand Hall

Wassand Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Seaton
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Owner description: An old historic country house that hosts many local events. Open to the public on selected days between the end of May to August you can explore the gardens, visit the house and enjoy homemade teas in the walled gardens - please see our website (details above) for dates and details of ticket. Please note, teas only available for ticket holders.
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A beautiful place with cakes to die for !”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

I've made several visits to 'Wassand' over the last few years (whilst visiting friends in nearby Beverly) and both times I've enjoyed my time there. The house is impressive without being too big with marvellous rooms to explore as well as well kept gardens and a nice walk on a trail around the grounds too. You really do get a sense of what it must have been like to have lived in a place like this with all of the rooms presented with original features that make you feel like one of the cast in Downton Abbey ! - The walled gardens have a great little tea and cake shop.... The Cakes are just TOO nice. Well worth a visit if you're nearby during the opening days.

Visited May 2013
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426 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
“Garden visit”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Just to put the previous review into context first - you do have to pay to go into Wassand Hall and Gardens, you can't "just go in for a cup of tea" without paying, any more than you can go into the Tower of London for free "just" to use the cafe inside. So the woman at the gate was only doing her job. Thought I would make that clear, because there is a nice cafe in the gardens but yes, you will have to pay an entrance fee to get to it (although I believe there is some sort of annual membership scheme if you are interested in visiting regularly.)

This is a small-scale stately home, estate and gardens covering a reasonable area, but with a certain relaxed charm, typical of the Hornsea area. We didn't visit the Hall itself so I can't comment on that, but the walled garden is really lovely and beautifully well-maintained, with lots of very tasteful water features. The cafe is good value (once you get to it) and there is also a circular woodland walk round the estate. All very pleasant and well worth the £3.50 entrance fee for the gardens, slightly more if you want to visit the Hall as well.

Visited May 2013
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Hornsea, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Tea in the Walled Gardens.”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

On Sunday May 26th we took my Mum for a walk around the beautiful grounds of Wassand Hall as it was one of their open weekends. After our walk and many photo opportunities later, we went for afternoon tea in the delightful walled gardens, the cakes are wonderful all home made and fresh with a refreshing cup of tea a great way to end our visit to a real gem near Hornsea our home town, we are very lucky to have it so near to us, I would recommend a visit to The Hall and the Gardens whenever they are open to anyone.

Visited May 2013
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
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“wassand hall charges”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

popped in for a cup of tea - woman at entrance wanted £3.50 each even at 4pm - this would have added £10.50 to the bill - wheelchair bound person would not have wanted to go round the grounds - likes level surfaces - obviously - but still she insisted on the full entry fee.Did not pay, had to pack up disabled person + kit back in car and go elsewhere. Woman "jobsworth" at entrance had no sympathy or understanding.Won't go there again

Visited May 2013
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3 Thank david j
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Henrietta B, Manager at Wassand Hall, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
We are sorry to hear about your disappointment, but as with many private houses, gardens and museums, refreshments are only provided for paying visitors. We are grateful to those who have left kind comments about the teas and cakes at Wassand but must stress this is a facility for ticket holders only rather than a regular walk-in cafe. To avoid similar misunderstandings we have noted this on our website and have provided details of excellent cafes and restaurants nearby for those who only want to stop for a cup of tea rather than visit the house and gardens.

Wassand Hall and Gardens were visited by over 750 people last weekend, including several wheelchair users and many with walking sticks and other mobility supports, all of whom enjoyed their visit where the lower level of the house and most of the gardens are accessible for people using wheelchairs, mobility scooters etc. We also provide parking close to the house for ticket holders with mobility issues and make every effort to make visits to the house and gardens as easy as possible.
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Hornsea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“excellent day out”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Come here for many years, always enjoy it and we hope to be back for many years to come - love the walled garden

Visited December 2012
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