This hidden gem was saved from demolition in 1934 and allows visitors to step back in time and discover the history of the area. Today, friendly volunteers bring the house back to life and share the fascinating stories that make this place special.
Outdoors, there’s lots to enjoy. Take a stroll through the intimate gardens and watch as they change with every season. Join regular talks with the gardeners to discover more about greener gardening techniques as well as the many uses of the herbs that grow in the herb borders.
Spacious, green lawns offer a great space for kids to play. Nestled around the lawns, you will discover a selection of fruit trees, fragrant roses and borders of ever-changing colours.
Children will love the natural play areas, including the mud pie kitchen and hobbit house. There’s lots of places to hunt for bugs and plenty of open space to run off steam. There’s also a play area too, where you can whizz down slides and balance on logs. Throughout the year there’s lots of events and activities to join in with, including gingerbread making and nature-themed crafts.
Down on the lower fields, you can take a stroll along the River Aire and look for wildlife next to the water’s edge. There’s lots of space for a family picnic, where you can relax while the little ones play.
The tea room in the historic bothy serves up a delicious selection of delights, including handmade sandwiches and seasonal soups. Treat yourself to a slide of cake or a homemade scone, with a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee.
Browse the wide range of plants available in the shop, as well as a selection of local products including crafts, food and homeware.
Accessible tables are available on the ground floor and we’re proud that the whole property has been awarded as dementia friendly.
Open daily, except Fridays, 10:30 – 16:30, from 21 March until 1 November. Then, open weekends only 10:30 – 15:30 until 13 December.
|Child||£3.85 (under 5’s free)|
|National Trust Members||Free|