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Sue Lugsden

26 May 2019

Went to a garden show,so was mainly outside. The house is beautiful, I have been
to a wedding held at hyland house. Certainly
a lovely venue.


Jane Clark

23 May 2019

A beautiful old house in the most amazing grounds. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a function there. It was a lovely opportunity. Parking is free and nearby. Well deserves a visit More...


Pak Yee Hung

21 May 2019

Visited the flower/garden festival show. Beautiful building and grounds. Flower displays were spectacular.


Amanda Benwell

20 May 2019

Amazing day. Great selection of plants and garden items. Love the floral displays in Hylands House. Looking forward to the Christmas show!. Very enjoyable day out.


Jawed Arshad

27 April 2019

Visited for a family wedding. Excellent surroundings with plenty of open space and parking. Great place for parties and other celebrations.


A Rehman

27 April 2019

Great kids playground with wheelchair friendly area. Spacious grass area for running around and playing games. Very nice secret garden great flowers and relaxing area to sunbathe. Toilets near cafe are better maintained than toilets near playground. Take tissue in case. On weekends lots of weddings are booked. But have still managed to find a park ok More...


Maxie Oakes

28 March 2019

Great place to take the kids. Vast fields, good for dog walking. Beautiful gardens, vibrant and multi sensory, great for ASD, with a duck pond in the middle. Ample parking. And a large wooden play area, with plenty to explore and tire the kids out (and the parents). The House is well presented and elegant and great for weddings and functions. They have access to toilet facilities, a couple of cafes and a shop in the centre near the house. We never leave without having a ping pong session too More...


Alena Manuelsson

28 March 2019

If you live in Essex, this is a must visit place. Approximately 574 acres of restored historic parkland, it is free of charge, including ancient woodlands, grassland, ponds, lakes, Hylands house and formal gardens. After a long walk you can pop in to the local cafe and have a lovely cup of coffee or tea. Also it’s dog friendly! What can be better? Can’t beat that. More...


Justin Darley

25 February 2019

Friendly and helpful staff


BAP Group

26 January 2019

Great place to be.


Marie-Suzanne Knott

23 June 2018

Hylands House itself is a masterpiece. Beautiful garden. The Stable café is pretty grotty. The service is poor, the food is very ordinary. It's scruffy and unwelcoming and on the day we went it closed at 4 which we felt was unacceptable. Perhaps a good quality cream-tea and some "with it" serving staff might pep the place up! The shop is okay but uninspiring - change your buyer! It's also cramped with too much "tat". More...


Andrew Fielding

12 June 2018

Haven't been here for many years the last time it was derelict it is fantastic to see what they've done to bring it back in to period. We had a guided tour that was very interesting, the parking is free at all times although people still queue, in the old stable block there is a tearoom a little on the expensive side but it is a captive audience. The grounds are vast you don't have to walk far to be away from the madding crowd.
Away from the house towards the other car park there is a adventure playground for children and possibly rides in a horse drawn buggy back up to the house on a nice afternoon allow two-hour


Victoria Cleaver

5 June 2018

Had a great day out, suited the whole family. Lots of space and beautiful gardens to explore. Castle play area was amazing and tired the children out, while my parents and I sat chatting! Lots of amenities including lovely coffee. Going again very soon More...


Funmi Onolaja

29 May 2018

Hylands house is a lovely events venue. The staff are quite supportive and very helpful before and during your event. They listen to your views and try to accommodate them as much as possible. The grounds are fabulous with lovely views for pictures. Although using the venue can be pricey, you can get lovely and memorable pictures inside the house. Good for weddings especially during summer time. There is ample parking for guests and the toilet facilities are very decent. More...


Alan Hegner

25 May 2018

Attended 2nd national garden show there. Many stalls of relevance. Very good flower display inside House. Chelmsford silver band played too. Excellent event


Caroline Greenwood

18 May 2018

Absolutely brilliant day at the flower show. So many lovely stalls. Plenty of disabled parking but you must get there early! After 10 the car park was full. Lovely cafe in the courtyard. Such a beautiful house Hylands Hall. Loved every minute. Take a cool bag because they sell meat products. Take a fold up chair. More...


Misty Wolf

10 May 2018

House only open on Sundays but you can peek through the downstairs windows. Courtyard cafe changed hands recently to a slightly bigger company so the more homestyle food has gone a bit more packaged but it's still good, they also sell ice creams. The left hand side outside eating area accommodates dogs.
There is a sweet 2nd hand book shop run buy friends of the house and a reasonably priced gift shop. Also local artists studios who run experience days. Carriage rides around the park are well worth doing also.


Edward Smith

8 May 2018

Nice cafe in the old stables block, the main building is beautiful but I've only ever seen it from the outside. Beautiful grounds to walk around


Bex U

27 April 2018

This is a fantastic place. You get free admission to the gardens, which are extensive. There are tons of places to take photos, so it's a wedding/engagement photog's dream. The shops in the old stable buildings are all really nice and have interesting things, especially the used book store. More...


Essex Reviews

12 April 2018

Nice for a picnic spot and scenic walking. Suitable for all ages, and ideal with th family.


Simon Stonestreet

18 March 2018

Lovely park with a great cafe with a special area for dog owners


Chris B

28 February 2018

Nice grounds, free car parking and a great playground for big and small kids. Few little foody places which are all nice and reasonable value for money. Overall a good place for a wander, play or picnic in summer! More...


Chris B

6 January 2018

Nice grounds, free car parking and a great playground for big and small kids. Few little foody places which are all nice and reasonable value for money. Overall a good place for a wander, play or picnic on summer! More...


Chloe Edmunds

23 December 2017

There is a small cobbled courtyard with a bookshop and gift shop and a really good cafe.There is a large children's play ground and acres of open space to explore. Hylands House is in the middle of the park but there is a small fee to visit this attraction. More...



9 December 2017

I can't thank Linda and the team at Hylands enough on making our wedding day so wonderful.


Liz Kemp

2 December 2017

Had a lesson with debbie .done my xmas reef.had a great time .lovely group.merry xmas .


Angela Nixon

30 September 2017

Amazing venue for events or weddings. I had my wedding reception in the house and as a photographer have covered many weddings and events. Great venue excellent location and friendly and helpful staff. More...


Sue Mitchell

20 August 2017

Great place with fully wheelchair accessible paths and walks there is also a disabled loo which makes a pleasant change over all a good time for all the family


Mary Griffiths

7 August 2017

Lovely space to walk and enjoy the outside. House is beautiful. ☺?


Thodoris Paraskevopoulos

23 July 2017

A beautiful place to spend some time on your trip to London. Your pets are going to love it and the fragrant grass is guaranteed to wake the explorer inside you! Can't miss this one


Dan Middleton

12 July 2017

Very attractive building and surrounding grounds, one of Chelmsford's top attractions. Worth a visit.


Amy Scarrott

21 June 2017

Great place to let the dogs run wild and free, a few walking tracks to choose from which are different lengths, there are clear signs where you have to put your dog back on the lead, lovely gardens to walk around with family. FREE parking, there is a dog friendly cafe but it was closed when we went so can't review the food. But will definitely be going back there to walk the dogs again :) More...


Luke Barnard

30 March 2017

Beautiful building which is always kept in pristine condition!

I like to this of it as our version of America's White House.

Right next door is the Stables Centre where you can have reasonably priced drinks from the cafe, and visit one of the craft centres around the grounds.

The park is always well kept and is always lovely to visit in the summer with the family.


Debbie W

2 March 2017

love visiting Hylands House/grounds. Excellent dog walking in the extensive park. Nice cafe to have a light lunch and a coffee. I would have awarded a five star, however, dog walkers do not have an indoor or covered area to eat/drink, also the toilets are in an area you cant take your dog....so lone walkers have a real problem!(I refuse to tie up my dog and leave her unattended.) For this reason I have also been unable to visit their courtyard gift shops. More...

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