Visit to Stansted House and Park

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10 June, 2014
All Day

Stansted Park is situated in 1700 acres of ancient forest, overlooking the coast from the South Downs on the Hampshire/Sussex border.

Stansted Park began as a hunting lodge in the 12th century. It had many interesting owners and distinguished visitors, from the fleeing Charles II to Daniel Defoe. The house contains exquisite furniture, paintings and an embroidery collection. The servants’ quarters tell the story of domestic life in an English Country House between the wars.

The coach will be met on arrival and we will be given a short introductory talk. Members will then be free to explore the gardens. The House and the Chapel of St Paul open at 1.00 pm.

The Pavilion Tearoom, which nestles in the walled garden with a stunning background of the park’s arboretum, serves light lunches and drinks all day. There is also a Garden Centre and Farm Shop.

Departure:

A 8.30 am Lanehouse Rocks Road (St Edmund’s Church)
B 8.30 am St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road
C 8.40 am Spa Hotel, Dorchester Road
D 9.00 am Dorchester Market Car Park

Cost: Members £29 Non members £31

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Please email info@southdorsetnt.org.uk if you would like to book.

NOTE:  Stanstead House is a member of the Historic Houses Association, so any HHA members with their card will get a refund of entrance fee after visit.

Location
Stansted House and Park
Stansted Park
Rowlands Castle
PO9 6DX

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