The Pleasure Grounds

These are not as grand or formal as they might sound, the Pleasure Grounds are situated on a four acre site beside the main house and adjoining the walled gardens. This area was laid out in existing woodland sometime in the 19th century with gravel paths, box hedges and ornamental trees. It also contains a simple memorial to a member of the family who was killed by a fall from his horse in the 1830’s at the yard entrance behind the main house.

It has not been overly restored but the paths are open again, the giant red cedar continues to flourish and the tree fern have established themselves beside the Mausoleum walk. Ignore the old stories of Henry Jackson riding his horse through here on stormy nights and enjoy the distinctly Victorian atmosphere of the woodland paths and groves.