Brodsworth Hall & Gardens
For a charming day out on your cottage holiday in South Yorkshire, visit Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster. After over 120 years within the care of the wealthy Thellusson family, the site is now governed by the English heritage, and is open to the public between 10am-6pm every day, giving you ample opportunity to pay a visit to this distinctive Victorian home on your next holiday near Brodsworth Hall.
Peek into the past on a visit to Brodsworth Hall!
There's something rather special about this century old shack. Constructed between 1861-1863, and occupied until the demise of the doughty Sylvia Grant-Dalton in 1988, the house remains remarkably untouched. Visitors to Brodswoth hall can expect to find a plethora of original features and family mementoes dotted throughout the 30 plus rooms of the house, collected over a period of 120 years. Meander your way through the grand rooms on the first floor and notice the myriad of sport themed artworks, hung over 100 years ago by the avid horseracing fan Charles Thellusson. Enter the cavernous Victorian Kitchen with its original servant's table and monstrous cooking range; truly a world away from the cosy cottage kitchen waiting for you back at your Yorkshire holiday cottage!
Visit Brodsworth Hall Gardens- Sumptuously restored just for you!
If you think Brodsworth Hall sounds impressive, wait 'til you hear about its gardens. This interesting landscaped garden has been sympathetically restored by the English Heritage, giving visitors a near-perfect representation of how the gardens may have looked in the late 19th and early 20th century. Green fingered folk will no doubt spot the stunning mix of Italian, French and English garden styles, each defining its own distinct portion of Brodsworth's grounds. Step in to The Grove behind the summerhouse to find a leafy pleasure ground complete with fern dell grotto, rose dell and 45 metre long pergola draped in honeysuckle and scented roses, before taking a moment to sit amid the unique Victorian Alpine garden, a recent addition to Brodsworth that reflects the Thellussons' passion for travel!
If you're worried there are too many timeless artefacts within the walls of Brodsworth to trust bringing the kids along, don't fret. Brodsworth Hall is one of the most child friendly attractions in the UK, with its themed playground and charming clutter harking back to family fun in days long gone by. Visit Brodsworth Hall & Gardens and experience the family fun for yourself on your next cottage holiday!