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
APRIL TO OCTOBER
WE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER 2023
Hall Tours take place on:
Tuesdays 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Tea in the Tack
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.
We kindly ask you to leave the gardens as beautiful as you find them for the enjoyment of all.
HALL GUIDED TOURS & GARDEN ENTRY
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.
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.
ANNUAL SEASONAL MEMBERSHIP
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
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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: