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The Vyne

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Castles & Stately Homes

Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL

Tel: +44 01256 883858

The Vyne Lake

About

The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to its present configuration in the mid-17th century with the addition of a classical portico and summerhouse, firsts of their kind in England.

Visitors will encounter 500 year-old Majolica tiles, Renaissance stained glass, and exquisite wood carvings in the Tudor chapel and period linen-fold panelling in the oak gallery. The house holds treasures collected by the Chute family, including furniture, tapestries and paintings, Murano glass and silk wall hangings. Stroll through rooms once enjoyed by notable guests like Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Horace Walpole, and Jane Austen.

The house is set in 13 acres of beautiful, relaxing gardens. Styles range from the formal summerhouse and stone gallery gardens with fine herbaceous borders, to the more natural wild garden and fruit trees of the orchard and walled garden. Nestled in the Hampshire countryside, The Vyne Estate also features acres of woodland with trails that pass by ancient trees, a medieval fishpond and the park pale. The wetlands attract an abundance of bird life. The rolling parkland grazed by cattle perfects the lakeside setting.

We recommend you check with the Vynes website for latest opening times and prices.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.75 per ticket
Child£5.90 per ticket
Family£28.80 per ticket
Group - Minimum size 15£10.80 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Red Towel tour/ Touch tour on request. Braille guide available from June 2014
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Lunches 1200-1430, teas 1100-1700 in the Brewhouse tearooms. Open for pre-booked Christmas lunches.
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Take away food
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Dogs on short leads in most areas of the gardens allowed
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Groups 15+ please pre-book.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 53
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Polish printed material
  • Portuguese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Four miles north of Basingstoke between Bramley and Sherborne St John. Entrance to visitor car park is on Morgaston Road. Parking: Parking is free. There is a 1/3 mile walk between visitor reception and the house. SatNav: Will not take you to the main car park, instead follow National Trust brown signs and reach the visitor car park off Morgaston 

Public Transport Directions

Nearest rail station is Basingstoke (4 miles) - taxi rank available outside of train station. Bramley 2½ miles - requires a walk of 2½ miles from this station. Note: Vyne Road has no foot paths.

Awards

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

Opening Times

Open (14 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Open (1 Jan 2020 - 13 Feb 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* We recommend you check with the Vynes website for latest opening times and prices.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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