Visiting Orchard Wyndham

COVID-19 virus: In line with UK government guidance, we are temporarily closing our visits until further notice, in order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and community.



Sitting in a bowl on the edge of Exmoor, between the Brendon Hills to the East, and the Quantocks to the West, Orchard Wyndham is a secret and ancient place. Look at it from the North, and it appears to be a stately medieval manor. From the West, it looks more like a hamlet. Both are true.

It is a rambling, occasionally grand, often frail house that demands much maintenance and sensitive restoration. It is also a living house, the roots of our family.

We do our best to avoid giving the ordinary sort of tour. Whether a family member or friend, your guide will want to know your particular interests – to better tailor the tour. All visits are escorted, and visitors are invited to see the principal rooms, both upstairs and downstairs, as well as the gardens.


Groups


We are delighted to accept larger groups, which should book in advance so we can plan accordingly. Special groups, small clubs and societies are also welcome at other times of the year, by prior arrangement. Please contact us for details.




Fees and Bookings


Fees:
Orchard Wyndham House and Gardens: 

£11 for adults; 

£4 for children under 14 (children under 7 enter for free)

£8 per person for Special Group tours.
Kentsford House and Gardens: £7 per person (upon appointment only)
Free entry to members of the Historic Houses Association


Bookings:
Please contact Wyndham Estate Office: 

Telephone: 01984 632 309

wyndhamest@btconnect.com


Opening Dates – 2020



April

Friday, 10th April, 2 pm (Bank Holiday) - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 

Saturday, 11th April, 2 pm - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 

Monday,13th April, 2 pm (Bank Holiday) - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 

Wednesday, 15th April, 2 pm - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 

Saturday, 25th April, 2 pm  pm - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 

Sunday, 26th April, 2 pm - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 


May

Saturday 2nd May, 2 pm   - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Sunday 3rd May, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Friday 8th May, 2 pm – (Bank Holiday) ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Saturday 9th May, 2 pm –– ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Sunday 10th May, 2 pm ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Monday 25th May, 2 pm (Bank Holiday) –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Wednesday 27th May, 2 pm –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


June

Tuesday 2nd June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 9th June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 16th June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Wednesday 17th June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening  (FULL)

Tuesday 23rd June, 2 pm - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 30th June, 2 pm ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


July

Sunday 12th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 

Tuesday 14th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Saturday 18th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Wednesday 22nd July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


August

Thursday 13th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 18th August, 2 pm –– ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)
Friday 21st August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Wednesday 26th August, 2 pm  – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Friday 28th August, 2 pm   – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Monday 31st August, 2 pm ( Bank Holiday) – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening






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How to find us


Please see the contact page for how to find Orchard Wyndham by road. You can also get to us by steam on the West Somerset Railway. This beautiful line, built through Wyndham land, runs between Minehead and Bishop’s Lydeard, stopping nearby at Williton. Please note that Williton Station is about 40 minutes walk from the house.


Orchard Mill


Visitors may also like to visit the country’s only museum of Bakelite artefactsat Orchard Mill, on the edge of the park, close to Williton.  The Bakelite Museum also does a very fine cream tea, which visitors may find refreshing after their tour.  Coming from Williton, access is to the right, just after St. Peter’s Church and just before the Lodge