Bressingham Hall, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk
This Grade II listed country mansion and its companion High Barn have been lovingly restored to their elegant Regency origins by the Bloom family, which has just celebrated seven decades there. Surrounded by 17 acres of world famous gardens, often seen on TV, there is something for everyone through the seasons.
The house tour includes the drawing room, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and former dairy. The Hall has been completely refurbished and visitors will learn what can be done to refurnish and revitalise such a house on a tight budget.
The gardens range from the colourful island borders encircling the front of the house, laid out by founder Alan Bloom, to Foggy Bottom gardens developed by Alan’s son Adrian. Here you will find wide curving walks and great drifts or ‘rivers’ of perennials and grasses. Visitors may picnic in the picnic area situated between the house and the Steam Museum. This and the steam engines is under Trustee ownership and may also be visited (separately) payable on entry. There are two small cafes within the garden centre and museum.
Tours are usually conducted by members of the family and/or the garden curator. They begin with the barn and an introduction to the gardens followed by a tour of the house.
What a lovely place … the house, grounds and facilities beautiful … this is a wonderful treasure and thank you for allowing us to share it … a gorgeous unbelievable venue, house and grounds.
Bressingham Hall lies on the A1066, three miles going west from Diss or 15 miles going east from Thetford. The Hall is next to the Steam Museum and Garden Centre but please follow the signs which say Bressingham Hall and High Barn Only and then park in the car park adjoining the High Barn. (If you are coming from Thetford and reach to the Garden Centre/Steam Museum you have gone too far. Coming from Diss the drive you want is immediately after the Garden Centre.)
|Duration||2 - 2.5 hours|
Tea, scones and cakes.
No photography in the house, no dogs in the house or gardens, no stilettos.
Sorry there is no disabled access inside the house.