Visiting Orchard Wyndham

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.


Kentsford House and Gardens & Aller Garden


Kentsford House and Gardens, a Grade II former manor house on the estate, is also available for visits, as is Aller Farm’s Garden.


Fees and Bookings


Fees:
Orchard Wyndham House and Gardens: £11 for adults; £4 for children under 14 (children under 7 enter for free); and £8 per person for Special Group tours.
Kentsford House and Gardens: £7 per person
Aller Garden: £4 per person
Free entry to members of the Historic Houses Association


Bookings:
Please contact Sylvana Chandler: rdc.smgc@gmail.com
For Kentsford House only, please call Mr and Mrs Dibble: 01984 631307


Opening Dates – 2019




February

Wednesday, 20th February, 2 pm - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)


April

Monday 22nd April, 2 pm (Bank Holiday) - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Saturday 27th April, 2 pm - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


May

Monday 6th May, 2 pm  (Bank Holiday) - ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Saturday 11th May, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 14h May, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Wednesday 15h May, 2 pm –– ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Saturday 18th May, 2 pm ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Monday 27th May, 2 pm (Bank Holiday) –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


June

Saturday 1st June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Monday 3rd June, 2 pm (Bank Holiday) – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Wednesday 12h June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)
Tuesday 18th June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)
Saturday 29h June, 2 pm ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


July

Tuesday 2nd July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 

Saturday 6th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)

Saturday 13th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 16th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Saturday 20h July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Friday 26th July, 2 pm –– ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)
Tuesday 30th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Wednesday 31st July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


August

Saturday 10th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 13th August, 2 pm –– ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)

Wednesday 14th August, 2 pm –– ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 20th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening

Monday 26th August, 2 pm  (Bank Holiday) – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Thursday 29th 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