The title sums this up a bit - i really is hidden. Despite Google Maps we almost gave up and drove past it once, only to find a sign pointing in the other direction. The National Trust really does need to sort that out.
Once there it was a joy. The garden is surprisingly large and the joy of the garden is the series of garden rooms and paths. The planting is not conventional, a lovely mix of vegetables, fruit and flowers so don't expect overflowing flower borders. Again that is part of the charm.
My only real gripe was the tea rooms. The scones weren't great and it wasn't clotted cream either.
Just shows my age I guess but if you are going to one of the bigger houses or just driving down the M3 with a couple of hours to kill please give it a go.