Originally built in 1616, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Grade I listed, Jacobean house nestled in the Cheshire landscape. Oozing old English charm at every corner, it’s a distinctive and fascinating country house to visit.

Beyond the beauty of the main Hall, the elegant garden holds several hidden surprises – such as a magnificent chestnut tree believed to be over a thousand years old, and the last legacy of the original Delamere Forest. There are numerous traditional borders, secluded dells and woodlands to explore, not to mention uninterrupted views extending over the English countryside from the South Lawns which are breath-taking in every season.

Visitor Info and Opening times


Between April and October each year we open the garden and car park:
 every Tuesday and also Bank Holidays Mondays
from 1pm until 5pm
Last entry is at 4

Hall Tours take place on:

Tuesdays 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

Bank Holiday Mondays 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

Free admission for Historic Houses Members

Discounted admission for Art Fund Members

For private group tours (by appointment only) and pricing please contact us on


Tea in the Tack

Whilst you visit Dorfold Hall do come and enjoy some refreshments in, The Tack, our recently developed space, built within the historic walls of the original Stable Yard.

Disabled Access

Unfortunately, as a historic property, Dorfold was not designed with wheelchair users in mind.

The Hall has many stairs and the garden only a few paths. We do, however, have a disabled toilet outside the Hall by the Clocktower and Tack, as well as a route which will enable access to the South Lawns.

Please do call ahead on +44 (0) 1270 625 245 to discuss your specific requirements and whether we can safely accommodate your needs.


Whilst we welcome dogs in the garden and grounds on a lead, they cannot be taken into the Hall itself.

We kindly ask you to leave the gardens as beautiful as you find them for the enjoyment of all.

Purchase Tickets


This beautiful family home has been transformed over the last few years to enhance its historic attributes but also reflect the personality of the current owners.

The result are carefully curated interiors with contemporary touches. Your guide will talk you through the ancestral elements, amusing anecdotes and the future prospects of the estate.

The tours take place at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Gardens Only

The gardens hold a certain magic, they transcend time and all the many generations that have lived here.

Apart from the more traditional elements, including a Victorian Dell, there are walks to discover, a walled garden that has been redeveloped with new architectural structures to host weddings and events (this is also where you can enjoy tea, coffee and a piece of cake!) and many more changes afoot to help the estate in its transformation and renovation to help it continue to evolve and be more sustainable.


Membership is available seasonly from 1st April until the 31st October. Included is access to the gardens every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm, as well as one complimentary Hall tour and half price Hall tours thereafter. Membership is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase

(1st April – 31st October)*
*Gardens only, includes one complimentary Hall tour and half price hall tours for the rest of the membership duration

Discover more about the estate…

Other Aspects of the estate

If you are curious to find out a little more about Dorfold and the estate at large here are few links to other sections of the website:

Holiday Lets