Exterior of Hylands House in Chelmsford

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Hylands Estate is a prestigious grade II* listed public park encompassing 574 acres of historic parkland. The beautifully renovated Neo-Classical elegant villa Hylands House can be hired for any occasion including Weddings, Celebrations and Business Events and is open to the public on select days. The Stables house a café and resident artist studios. Within the park there are formal Victorian Gardens and ancient woodlands that are accessible as well as an award winning accessible children’s Adventure Playground. With a list of seasonal events both within the House and the Park, Hylands Estate is the perfect place to visit and explore.

Facilities at Hylands House include:

- Free parking within walking distance including accessible bays
- Guide books and information leaflets
- Interpretation boards throughout the house
- Full wheelchair and pushchair access
- Wheelchairs available for use
- Mobility vehicle available, to book please call 01245 605523

Hylands Park

Over 500 acres of beautifully maintained parkland just outside Chelmsford. Park includes lawns, ornamental ponds, woodland paths, rhododendron bushes and Pleasure Gardens, adjacent to Hylands House.

The Stables Café

The Stables Café and dog-friendly Garden Café is a family-friendly cafe, which provides the perfect place to meet with friends for lunch or relax with a drink when out walking in Hylands Park.

Artists' Studios

The Artists' Studios are located in The Stables. Visitors can meet the artists, view their work and purchase unique artwork.

The Stables Information Point. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds. Guide dogs only in house.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By Road:
    From London: Take A12 towards Colchester. At 1st Chelmsford sign, take slip road to A414 towards Chelmsford. (A414 is an old dual carriageway). White on brown tourist signs indicates entrance to park/house.

    The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, which is 10 miles away.

    Hylands Estate

    Type:Historic House

    London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

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    Awards

    • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
    • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
    • Other AwardsGreen Flag Award Green Flag Award 2016

    Opening Times

    * House: Open on one Sunday of every month, running from March - December 2019. 10am-4pm with last entry at 3pm

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