2024 Opening Dates
The house and grounds are now closed to the public for the 2023 visitor season.
Public Open Days 2024
Monday 22nd April
Tuesday 23rd April
Wednesday 24th April
Monday 10th June
Tuesday 11th June
Wednesday 12th June
Tuesday 27th August
Wednesday 28th August
Thursday 29th August
Friday 30th August
Open Day Times 2024
We will be open 12pm-5pm on all the above dates.
Guided tours of the Hall will start promptly at
12.00pm, 12.30pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm
Places on the tours are first come first served, if a tour becomes fully booked, then you will be asked to join the following tour- so we do advise turning up sooner rather than later.
Tour duration is Approx. 1 hour
Self guided tours of the Hall are not available.
If you would like to view the gardens and grounds only there is no guided tours or set arrival times but last entry to the grounds will be at 3pm.
Gates to the grounds close at 5pm.
Open Day Prices 2024
£12.00 per adult, £6 per child for Hall & Gardens
£6.00 per adult, £3.00 per child for Gardens only
Members of the Historic Houses are free entry with a valid members card.
You do not need to pre book/reserve a space on a tour on one of the above public open days.
We do not have a cafe or tea room at Chillington Hall but we will be able to offer a limited range of hot and cold drinks with some biscuits/cakes between 12pm-3pm on our open days.
We are in the Historic Houses membership scheme. If you are a Historic Houses member please bring your card with you. This entitles you to free admission to the Hall and Grounds on standard open days.
Please note that admission fees still apply for special events, shows and activities.
Please note we do not have card facilities available on our open days, it is cash only.
Private or Pre arranged Group Tours
Tour of Hall & Gardens - £15.00pp
Arrive to freshly brewed tea, coffee and biscuits. Once everyone is ready your guide will show you around the Hall. Tours take approximately 45-60 minutes. Depending on the size of the group, it may be split down into smaller parties. We normally like to have around 20 people per guide to ensure everyone can see and hear, and get a chance to ask any questions. Once the tour has ended you can explore the gardens around the Hall at your leisure.
Tour of Hall & Gardens with Trailer ride to the Lake - £18.00pp
The tour would be as described above, but with the addition of a ride on our trailer which is covered and seats 20 passengers. This ride takes you through the woods, along the winding waterside drive down to the Lake, which is ¾ of a mile away from the Hall. You can get off the trailer to examine the beautiful James Paine bridge which was designed to hide the dam and also to see one of the follies located beside the Lake. The trailer ride tour is 75 minutes long, and is ideal for the adventurous who prefer not to walk too far.
If you wish to enjoy a trailer ride, but have more than 20 people attending then we will split the group into two smaller groups. One group will do the Hall tour first, the others will do the trailer ride. They will then swap over before meeting back at the Hall for refreshments and departure.
Why not make a day of it?
If you would like to eat at the Hall, we are happy to provide light luncheons for private tour groups. If we are providing catering for the group we do ask that we cater for the full numbers coming for the tour. Our minimum number for lunch is 15 guests.
Our Ploughman's Buffet offers excellent value at just £12 per person. Enjoy a selection of cheeses, ham and locally produced pork pie, garden salad and a variety of delicious preserves and pickles from Chillington's own kitchen. Fresh bread and butter, mineral water and orange juice are served, but guests have the option to buy a glass of wine too. We can add on extras such as a dessert after lunch or exchange the biscuits served with coffee for a slice of homemade cake.