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Review of Loseley Park

Loseley Park
Ranked #8 of 50 things to do in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: LOSELEY PARK (HOUSE AND GARDENS) IS OPEN FROM TUESDAY 1 MAY TO TUESDAY 31 JULY, SUNDAY TO THURSDAY 11am - 5pm. Built in the reign of Elizabeth I, Loseley Park stands in ancient Surrey Parkland close to the North Downs yet within reach of London. Still the home of the More-Molyneux family, it is remarkably unchanged since 1562 when Sir William More laid the first stones, and remains, as he intended, a place of calm, grace and subtle beauty. From the house itself, where the intricate panelling in the Great Hall was once in Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace; to the Tithe Barn with its ancient oak beams; to the elegant and restful walled garden, Loseley Park is sought after for civil weddings, corporate events, and as a location for films such as Sense and Sensibility. But it’s also a place to visit, to enjoy the grounds, the garden and house, and relax in one of England’s friendliest historic homes. ‘Invidiae claudor, pateo sed semper amico’ Shut to envy, but always open to a friend.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Easy to find, although the road works can be confusing. Once in the visitors car park, and a very pleasant stroll to the house and gardens beyond, House tour was great, guide very informative, talking about everything from 15th century to present day. Onward to the Garden for some well earned refreshments, then slow walk around the various garden rooms, lovely setting. Well worth the effort.

Thank JSJTB
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The formal gardens are really charming and bursting full of gorgeous shrubs and flowers. We visited on a sunny warm day and the location was a bucolic idyll. We did not go into the house but had a light lunch which was very pleasant.

Thank ShelleyAnne56
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Still privately owned by the More-Molyneux family after more than 500 years, Loseley is open to the public. Take the tour of the Elizabethan manor house. The state rooms are gorgeous and have all original family pieces, including an array of family portraits. A house this intact over such a long period is very rare.

The 2.5 acre walled garden dates from the 16th century but has been changed a lot over the centuries. Gertrude Jekyll advised in the early 20th century, but none of her work is left. An herbaceous border along one wall has been planted in her spirit of design, with the structure and plantings she would have used.

Formal gardens dating from 1991 are extensive. The rose garden has over a thousand rose bushes and climbers. It is probably worth the trip just to see and smell them.

There is an arcade of vines and clematis, an herb garden, an organic vegetable and cut flower garden, a path along the moat, and a wildflower garden replacing the cricket pitch. MOST ENCHANTING and spectacular is the unforgettable white garden, complete with a resident population of white doves.

The Loseley dairy brand has been sold, but the ice cream was available both here and on my United flight home from Heathrow.

2  Thank mrsagf
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Check out the web-site for details - it is well worth paying for the house and gardens. The former is only accessible by a guided tour and, unfortunately, photography is not allowed. That's a shame because there is so much that the guide explains that would be worth remembering, down to the lion and the dragon supporting the royal arms, before James I replaced the dragon (of Wales) with the unicorn (of Scotland). Or the moorhen and cockatrice motifs dotted around the rooms, symbols or the More family who built the house,
When we visited, a Zimbabwean sculptor was exhibiting in the gardens, adding extra interest to a very lovely place. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank ShaunH290
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had exclusive use of Loseley Park recently for our daughters wedding. The walled garden marquee for the drinks reception and the Tithe Barn for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. It was a wonderful day and the whole event was run smoothly for this we thank Tim.

Loseley House and the surrounding area is beautiful and well worth a visit, plenty of space for the children to run around.

The car park is fine no problems parking there at all !!!

Thank Walkswith
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