Attraction in Lydbury North
Walcot Hall is a privately owned family home, set in stunning surroundings just outside the village of Lydbury North. A tree-lined private drive leads to the Hall, passing over the mile-long serpentine lake and through rolling meadows. The panoramic view of lawns, rose beds, meadows, lake, rolling hills and Long Mynd in the distance meets you at the entrance to the Hall. Behind the house the vista is no less impressive, with the magnificent Ballroom, 30 acres of gardens and arboretum, walled garden, clock tower and stable block and a natural amphitheatre of woodland.
In addition to traditional garden features you would expect to find within an estate of this size, such as ornamental pools, flower borders, statues, fountains, there are also a few surprises; such as an Authentic American Teepee, a Russian house with gilded onion shaped turrets, a gipsy caravan and a Yurt.
A separate Ballroom set within the gardens, provides a magnificent venue for concerts, plays, opera, etc. and is also available for hire for wedding receptions and private functions. The Main Hall itself has a room licensed for civil ceremonies.
The arboretum is open to the public from April through to October every day except Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm. Tickets costs £3 per person. The Main house and private gardens are open for only two days this year on 29th and 30th May (Bank Holiday weekend). Tickets cost £3.50 per person for the gardens and an additional £2 for the house. Teas and home-made cakes are served in the Ballroom. Private tours of the house can be booked for parties over 16 by prior arrangement.
Within this country estate there are 11 converted properties, which are available for self-catering holiday accommodation, and can sleep up to 65 guests.
Gardens for Guest Use
Suitable for Disabled
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