Our Bluebells season has now ended - our next opening will be
Bespoke Private House Tour – with Lunch
£26.50 per head – including coffee and lunch.
Suitable for groups of between 20 and 50 people.
Subject to availability on Wednesdays and Thursdays in March, April, May, June, September, October and November.
George Buchanan, who lives at Hodsock with his family, will personally welcome you and after coffee and biscuits on arrival, he’ll guide you through the ground floor reception rooms, telling anecdotes about life at Hodsock over the centuries. You’ll see paintings of his ancestors up close as well as exploring both the bridal suite bedrooms and behind the scenes in the cellars.
The tour includes a 2-course lunch with coffee and the opportunity to explore the gardens at your leisure before departure.
The tour is wheelchair accessible except the bedrooms and cellars (photographs of these areas are available to browse for those unable to climb stairs).
House rules – please make yourselves at home, please do walk on the grass, please do sit on the furniture, please do take photographs!
To arrange your group visit call 01909 591204 and press 2 or email us by clicking on the button below.
Wedding Preview Event
Date TBC 10am to 2pm
If you’ve recently become engaged and would like to take a look around Hodsock Priory with your fiancé (and maybe your parents?) why not drop in to see us at our next Wedding Preview event?
We’ll be delighted to show you around the venue and our award winning Weddings Manager, Lynda Pepper, will be on hand to discuss your wedding plans to date. We’ll be delighted to answer your questions and discuss your wedding ideas so far.
Simply pop in and see us on the day or contact Lynda direct on 01909 591204 or email using the button link below.
Snowdrops at Hodsock
Snowdrops at Hodsock is an annual event which traditionally takes place over four weeks in February/March. Visitors come from far and wide to see the Estate covered in millions of tiny white flowers.
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Our famous annual Snowdrop extravaganza is not one to be missed and will return in February 2018.
Please note that the House is closed for Snowdrop Weddings during our opening season. It is a garden and woodland event.
Dogs are regrettably not permitted to the gardens and woodland but are welcome to run in the Park and enjoy walks around the estate.
In 2017, our Snowdrop Gardens were open from Saturday 4th February to Sunday 5th March.
Entrance fees have been frozen since 2012 at:
Tickets can be purchased in advance online for use on any date during the season, or on arrival on the day.
Bluebells at Hodsock
There’s nothing more satisfying than the scents and sounds of the early morning in the 12 acres of Horsepasture Wood. From listening to birdsong and calls from the trees while the dew still glistens on the woodland floor, to smelling the fragrance of thousands of Bluebells in the air, it’s a heavenly place to be.
To experience this yourself, we advise you come early for a visit and start the day with brunch – coffee and freshly cooked breakfast butties are available from the lovely ladies at our Woodland Cafe.
Then walk the woodland paths and see some of our most impressive bluebell displays. We’ve 12 acres to explore and we have accessible routes straight into Horsepasture Wood. Have your cameras ready and take a couple of hours to roam.
The Woodland Café & Play Area
Grab a hot drink and snack in the heart of the Bluebell Woods. Open each day, our team at the Woodland Café by the campfire (where George’s free daily history talk takes place) will be serving teas, coffees, homemade cakes, bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches. [Please note: cash only at Woodland Cafe for bluebells and we do not have the Marquee Tearooms for this event.]
Bring the kids or grandchildren for some outdoor fun at our homemade balance beam playground or building dens.
Toilets and facilities
We have toilets situated near the entrance to the woodland and kiosk. Disabled facilities and baby changing facilities are also available.
Dogs are regrettably not permitted in the Garden, Woodlands and Grounds, with the exception of Assistance Dogs. Dogs are welcome to take a stroll in the parkland outside the gardens (with links to public rights of way) but should be kept on lead and under close control at all times.
Bluebells 2017 opening dates were:
10am to 3pm (last entry)
2017 entrance fees were:
Friends of Hodsock, Wheelchair users and Children FREE
Please note: We can only accept cash at the ticket kiosk/woodland cafe for bluebell dates. The nearest Cash Machine is just a few minutes away at McColls village shop in Blyth.
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