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The Homewood


Type:Historic House / Palace

Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JL

Tel: +44 01372 476 424

The Homewood


Designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, this twentieth-century house is a wonderful example of the style and ethos of the Modern Movement. Designed in 1938 as Patrick’s family home, the interior collection of fixtures, fittings and artwork continuously evolved over the architect’s lifetime, and now bears the hallmarks of nearly every decade since.

As this attraction is tenanted, The Homewood is open for visitors to explore by pre-booked guided tour only, between April and October. Tours must be booked in advance, and are available the first and third Friday, and the second and fourth Saturday of every month (excluding the Easter weekend), with each tour lasting approximately 45 minutes.

Your journey to The Homewood will start at nearby Claremont Landscape Garden, where your guide and minibus await to transport you to the house. Guides will provide a fascinating insight into the house and the modernist movement. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy a bonus tour of the garden before returning on the minibus. You can also visit the garden on a seasonal open day twice a year – a great time to appreciate the Japanese maples planted by Gwynne.

For more information, please visit the National Trust website.

Guide Prices

Entry is by booked guided tours only. For further information and pricing details, please visit The Homewood website.



  • Information on Audio Tape on Request

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • Braille

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Parking (free) at Claremont Landscape Garden only. No parking at The Homewood. Access via shuttle bus from Claremont Landscape Garden

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Access is via minibus from Claremont Landscape Garden only.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)

* please visit website for open days

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