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“Simple and elegant”
Review of Hylands House

Hylands House
Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
335 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Simple and elegant”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Firstly make sure you buy the ticket at the gift shop. Once inside you are greeted by a person who explains what you can see and provides a map with a suggested order. The house has been very well renovated and there are selected pieces of furniture to highlight the building rather than clutter it up.

Visited July 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disapointed”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The entrance to the house was not signposted, many people were going to the main door asking for tickets to be told to go back to the shop for them, for myself as I am on crutches this proved to be very painful and time consuming, back in the shop I bought a tube of Kath Kitson hand cream which had been reduced, a bargain at £5? well no as when I got home I found it was "off" and like water and smelled bad! Being on a tight budget, it would cost me too much to take it back. The house itself when I finally got back there had nice ceilings and fireplaces but was done as for corporate meeting, rows of chairs, in the basement was the butlers room, which one could not see into as there was no lighting, but a very good wine cellar with talking mannequins. The food in the café was average and the waitress service very slow, one of them actually knocked my crutches away from me although by mistake did not even apologise! Not impressed overall wont be going back soon!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Angela V
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lovely Venue in Chelmsford; masses fo space!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This placeis a real crown jewel in Chelmsford and helps the place stay firmly onthe map! The ground sare all well kept and spacious, the main kids play area is huge with plenty for them to do to burn off their energy, with a small cafe nearby wich needs to be improved upon.

The local toilets too are pretty poor - hopefully the Council will sort these out soon.

In all though great place to spend the day, have a picnic or attend an event.

Visited May 2014
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely wedding venue with surrounding park.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Great place for a small-medium ceremony wedding which is easily accessible from all major routes. Rooms were highly decorative with plenty of history. Well worth considering for special occasions or just a general visit.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely house and gardens”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We really liked this place it a beautiful manor house that has been restored to a high standard a lovely place to have wedding the gardens are well maintained and set out. The day we visited it had been raining so would be much better to walk round in the dry and with the sun shining. The café was clean and we all had a nice coffee there, the staff were very friendly in the café and the house. Enjoyed our visit.

Visited April 2014
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