This was our favourite National Trust property out of 7 that we visited last week. Extensive grounds, including large lawns where children are actively encouraged to play (chests of toys are left out for them to use!). Several smaller flower gardens, lots of woodland where you can walk a dog, a kitchen garden which is now community allotments, several seats to relax on and enjoy the views.
You can't enter the Japanese Garden unless you are on one of the free tours because it is ''fragile'', but you can look down on it and enjoy it from a distance - this actually adds to the tranquillity of it.
There are 2 mobility scooters that can be booked out free for disabled visitors, and I would certainly advise doing that if you can't walk far, as the grounds are vast!
There are some fascinating rooms in the house, too, so that is well worth a visit if you've got time.
Tea-room and restaurant near the entrance, and an ice-cream and cold drink stall in the kitchen garden to fortify you for the 20 minute walk back! We enjoyed a gluten-free soup and roll outside the tea room at lunchtime.
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