The HouseLoseley is a home presently lived in by three generations of the More-Molyneux family. The mansion was built by a direct ancestor nearly five hundred years ago. Queen Elizabeth I stayed here three times, and James I and latterly Queen Mary both visited.
It is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, dignified and beautiful, set amid magnificent parkland scenery. Loseley House was built in 1562 from stone brought from the ruins of Waverley Abbey, which is now over 850 years old. Inside are many fine works of art, including panelling from Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace, tapestries, paintings and unique carved chalk fireplace.
Loseley is also home to the Loseley Christian Cancer and Parkinson's Disease Help Centre where many patients have found great help.
The Chapel is open to visitors for peace and prayer.
The Walled GardenThe two and a half acre Walled Garden, based on a design by Gertrude Jekyll, is one of the hidden secrets of the South East. Compared favourably by experts to gardens of national renown, its series of "rooms" include the award-winning Rose Garden planted with over 1,000 bushes (many old-fashioned varieties), the colourful Flower Garden with its maze of pathways, the White Garden with fountains and a splendid array of blooms and lush silver and grey foliage, and the extensive Herb Garden, divided into household, medicinal, decorative and culinary sections.
The most recently developed area is the Organic Vegetable Garden, specializing in old-fashioned and unusual varieties and their colourful companion plants - this area is particularly lovely during August. Other features include a moat, ancient wisteria under-planted with purple irises, mulberry trees and a magnificent vine walk. A small area close to the greenhouses has been set aside for the sale of plants grown in the Garden.
Loseley Park Gift Shop and Courtyard Tea RoomSituated in the old dairy and game larder, the Gift Shop sells a wide range of unusual and imaginative gifts based on history and gardening and the famous Loseley ice cream and bakery products, as well as a selection of gifts for adults and children.
(2013 times)Grounds, Walled Garden, Shop, Mulberry Tea Lawn & Wisteria Tea Room
May-September: 11.00am-5.00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
May & August Bank Holidays: – 11.00am – 5.00pm
The Whole of Loseley Estate is closed on Fridays and SaturdaysLoseley House Open – Guided Tours (last full tour at 4.15pm)
May-August: – 1.00pm-5.00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
(House closed: on Fridays and Saturdays for Weddings)
Bank Holidays: – 1.00pm - 5.00pm (MON)
(2013 prices)Individuals: House, Garden & Grounds Adult £9.00; Child (5-16) £4.50; Concession £8.00
Garden & Grounds only inc. tea room:
Adult: £5.00; Child (5-16) £2.50; Concession £4.50
Shop only Free.
House, Garden & Grounds family ticket: £23.50(admits two adults and up to three children under the age of sixteen)
Groups (pre-booked only)
House, Garden & Grounds:
Adult £7.75; Child (5-16); £4.00
Garden & Grounds only: Adult £4.25; Child (5-16) £2.25
Guided Garden Tours: £3.00 extra
Friends of Loseley Park: £25.00 Individual(free entry + 1 guest to Garden during Season and special offers) Please note that dogs are only allowed in the car park and only on leads.
From London Take A3 London to Portsmouth, after Guildford exits, take B3000 exit signposted Compton & Puttenham. Go through Compton village 3/4 miles on turn left into Stakescorner Road (signpost to Loseley). Entrance to Loseley 3/4 mile on left.
From Guildford Take the A3100 Goldaming Road, at second roundabout turn right towards Compton (signposted to Loseley). Over railway bridge turn right into Stakescorner Road, entrance to Loseley on left.
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Loseley Park Postcode for SatNav: GU3 1HS
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