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


We are delighted to once again open our doors to historic tours, however please note this will be a private viewing by appointment only and we will not be open to public tours until it is safe to do so.  We cannot offer day visitor access without an appointment and group tours are unfortunately not something we can safely accommodate at  the moment.

Please get in touch for further information and pricing.    

From early July 2020 we will once again be able to offer our cottages for short-term lets.  Please contact us for further details and booking.

Opening Times


As a family home and due to the current pandemic (COVID-19) we are currently only able to welcome two guests at a time in the Hall. This is by appointment only and the cost is £20.00 per person.  Private tours are now held by appointment only on a Thursday and Friday.

Once booked we will email you to inform you of the current etiquette to visit us. 

We hope to welcome you soon! And also hope to resume more regular tours, in the near future, at our usual pricing and times

Tuesdays 1pm – 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 1pm – 5pm

1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Adults/OAPs £9.50pp
Children (10-16) £2.50
Children under 10 go for free
Free admission for Historic Houses Members


By appointment only – contact us


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 a ramp 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.

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Holiday Lets

Book a short stay in one of our unique holiday lets on the edge of Nantwich – perfectly placed to explore the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Holiday Lets
The Showground - An unrivalled event facility in the heart of Cheshire.

The Showground

An unrivalled event facility in the heart of Cheshire.

Set in beautiful parkland on the Dorfold Estate, The Showground is a large-scale event space for world class shows and festivals…

Events Diary

Supremely versatile we have the privilege of being able to offer a secluded environment for events within spectacular grounds surrounding the 400 year old Jacobean Hall…

Events Diary at Dorfold

any questions?

We’d love to hear from you!