The house dates from the 15th century and the medieval tower and embellished chapel still survive. During the 17th century, a restoration house was built and throughout succeeding centuries this house has been enlarged, gothicised and now partly returned to a classical style. During the late 18th century, the park and surrounding woodland were extended and provide a romantic backdrop to the house.
The gardens were remodelled at the end of the
19th century and again just before the First World War.
During the last thirty years, they have been stunningly restored. The present layout is based on the Edwardian design of paths and lawns. Immaculately kept hedges of hornbeam and yew encompass four different areas, including the enchanting sunken lily pond surrounded with beds containing a number of specimen plants.
The Edwardian rose garden has been transformed into a well-planted herbaceous garden with a wisteria walk and new fountain by Giles Rayner. The millennium was celebrated by building an orangery which is set in a Mediterranean garden with orange and lemon trees.
A small shrubbery area, with such gems as Paulownia Tomentosa, leads the visitor back into the box walk to enjoy another view of the house.
An area of the garden not normally open to the public will be open for today only. Parking is in the park next to the house.