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To enjoy your visit to Rodmarton Manor:

To enjoy your visit to Rodmarton Manor:

  • We ask that visitors to purchase tickets online to ensure a time slot to visit the house and exhibition of your choosing and to avoid unnecessary crowding on site.
  • You need to be aware that any booking for events such as talks & workshops will not include the main entry ticket for the Exhibitions and the House – a timed ticket entry must be booked in addition to any other events. 
  • There will be a one-way route where possible around the Manor with a maximum number of people permitted to enter at any one time. Please be aware of any ‘pinch points’ such as doorways and stairways.
  • Please see the map in the brochure to familiarize yourself with the layout, including the entrance & exit points.


Free visitor car park in the Paddock with designated disabled car parking spaces near the pedestrian gate entrance - approximately 100 metres from the Manor House. Please follow the signs for blue badge disabled parking.


1.Food Court for delicious take away gourmet food FROM BEN’S KITCHEN with large marquee shelter, with tables and seating. The Food Court is in the Pony Paddock Site, behind the Limes and through the Shrubbery. We ask for responsible disposal of waste in the bins provided.

2. The Natural Vegetarian Food Café from chef Erin Baker of the in the Stable Yard Café with delicious plated gourmet vegetarian food with seated dining. You will pass through the Stable Yard on your walk in from the Paddock Car Park

3. The Stable Stop take- away Coffee Shop will also be operated by the Natural Vegetarian Food Café also in the Stable Yard which you will pass on your walk from the Paddock Car Park


Two toilet blocks, one behind the Café near the Main Entrance and the Luxury Trailer Loos in the Pony Paddock behind the Lime Trees near the Food Court, the Talks Tent and the Workshops Tent. A disabled toilet is available in the toilet block near the entrance cafe.


Regrettably no dogs are allowed other than service dogs. We also respectfully ask that you do not leave pets unattended in vehicles in the car park as there is limited shade in that area.

Ticket Office

Situated in the Entrance to Rodmarton Manor.

Manor Interior

Access to the Manor from parking in the field is through the Parking Paddock Gate, past the Café and Stables and via the Circular Drive around the Circular Lawn where some of the outdoor attractions in Tents will show the Plant Display & Sales, and the Demonstration tent.
Unfortunately the first and second floor rooms are inaccessible for wheelchair users, but we can offer a ground level tour with ramps – please contact the Guild office to discuss any difficulties prior to your visit on 07562 516545 or Email:


Some areas are wheelchair friendly, although there are terraces which are only accessible via a series of steps.
In the gardens and grounds there are uneven surfaces, stone steps, terraces, non-edible plants, low branches and slippery surfaces in wet weather – please take care.
There are some benches dotted around the gardens, which offer the opportunity to take a rest and enjoy the view.

General Health & Safety Advice

Rodmarton Manor is an important Arts and Crafts house and garden designed in 1909 and built by hand as both an architectural and social experiment.
Please be aware that there are wooden staircases and long corridors with polished floors. There are two flights of stairs between floors. We ensure that some seats are available within the House for those wishing to rest as they tour the rooms and view the exhibits.
We hope that you enjoy your visit. If there’s anything that we can help with ahead of your visit please don’t hesitate to contact us 07562 516545 or Email:


Rodmarton Manor,
Oathill Ln

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