Parsonage Farm, Albury, Hertfordshire
Late medieval/early Tudor timber-framed farmhouse with original inglenook fireplace, signed late 16th century glass window and original beams throughout. Unique collection of authentic late medieval, Tudor, Elizabethan and Stuart furniture throughout the house.
Extensive gardens comprising vegetable garden, orchard, re-created medieval pleasure and herb gardens, a 17th century-style knot garden, Oriental-style “banqueting house" and several other themed feature gardens.
Accommodation available in the house or self-catering cottage.
Guided tour through the grade-II listed farmhouse (extensive medieval, Tudor, Elizabethan and Stuart furniture collection), the cottage and the themed gardens by your hosts dressed in Tudor costume. Lunch tours include Tudor-related demonstrations according to season. Tudor food and drink (alternatives available on request).
Lunch tours include talks and displays on life in the 16th and 17th centuries including food, dining and spices, 16th & 17th century furniture, the history of bows and arrows and guns, the medieval garden and herbs with tour, cooking and preserving food. The Tudor Christmas Event includes a Tudor feast with music and dance as well as a Tudor wreath making activity.
Brigitte is an inspirational hostess, whose passion for all things Tudor and 17th century allows visitors to enjoy the most rewarding glimpse into another era. Parsonage Farm is a 'must visit' experience ... Our hosts could not have been more welcoming, entertaining and knowledgeable. There were Tudor treats to enjoy with your Tudor beverages if you fancied something different to tea or coffee, all homemade! The history of the pieces in the beautiful home were exquisite.
Turn off the A120 between Little Hadham and Puckeridge (A10) signposted “ Albury School / Church “.Take the route through Albury End towards the church. At the T- junction turn left into Parsonage Lane. Parsonage Farm is the last house.
Ring door bell at the electric gates.
|Price||Afternoon tours £17, Easter tour £18, lunch tours £27, Christmas tour £75|
|Duration||2-3 hours. Christmas tour 4 hours|
Afternoon tours: home-made biscuits & cakes, tea & coffee with C17 hot chocolate in spring/Tudor spiced apple drink in autumn; lunch tours include home-made soups, bread and cheese; Christmas tour includes Tudor feast tasters, home-made mince pies, mulled apple drinks.
No dogs (guide dogs only). No smoking.
Very restricted access (only one part of the main house downstairs, the cottage and the medieval garden). Not all parts of the garden can be accessed with a wheelchair but we can offer a tour round the garden on a Kubota.