Information about 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 – 2018


April

Friday 20th April, 2 pm – KENTSFORD House opening


May

Sunday 6th May, 2 pm  – ALLER GARDEN opening for St MARGARET’s HOSPICE
Monday 7th May, 2 pm (Bank Holiday) –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 8th May, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM and KENTSFORD House opening
Friday 11th May, 2 pm – KENTSFORD House opening
Tuesday 22nd May, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)
Friday 25th May, 2 pm – KENTSFORD House opening
Sunday 27th May, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Monday 28th May, 2 pm – (Bank Holiday) ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


June

Friday 8th June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM and KENTSFORD House opening
Sunday 10th June, 2 pm – ALLER GARDEN opening for the RED CROSS
Monday 11th June, 2 pm –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Thursday 14th June, 2 pm –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Sunday 17th June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Thursday 21st June, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Saturday 30th June, 2 pm –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


July

Sunday 1st July, 2 pm –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Saturday 21st July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 24th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Thursday 26th July, 2 pm –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Saturday 28th July, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 31st July, 2 pm –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


August

Sunday 5th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Monday 6th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening 
Thursday 9th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 14th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Thursday 16th August, 2 pm –ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 21st August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Saturday 25th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Monday 27th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Tuesday 28th August, 2 pm  –  ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening
Thursday 30th August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening (FULL)
Friday 31st August, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


September

Tuesday 4th September, 2 pm – ORCHARD WYNDHAM House opening


How to find us

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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.