Even in the middle of summer there was hardly anyone here when other gardens / attractions would be heaving. If you like discovering old gardens then this is a great place.
The welcome from the lady on reception couldn't have been better, very enthusiastic and informative. We set off on some of the trails which admittedly aren't brilliantly way marked but its pretty hard to get lost. The gardens are interesting if lacking in interpretation and the lily pond is worth the walk. We managed one walk in the morning and one in the afternoon with lunch in between so its easy to spend the best part of a day here.
Fun things for kids to do include the small play area and tree climbing.
The service at the cafe was good and the food excellent.
The hall isn't open which is a real shame and also it would have been great to learn more about its history and the lives of those that had lived here.