Stansted House Visitor Information 2013

Access and Special needs: We welcome visitors of all interests and abilities. We want to help you get the most out of your visit. Some paths in the grounds are sloping and surfaced with gravel or grass. The walled gardens, garden centre, craft workshops and Pavilion tea room all have level access.

There is a wheelchair lift and an Edwardian caged lift for access to the historic House. They are not suitable for large powered wheelchairs.

Please do contact us in advance to make the most of your visit. Disabled visitors can be set down and collected at the door of the House by prior arrangement (call 02392 41 2265).  Please also download or ask for our access statement. We also welcome your feedback to help us improve our service.

Parking: The Garden Centre car park is the main car park for access to all walled garden attractions, the Stansted Maze, the Pavilion tea room, Stansted House and the Chapel.
There is a designated ‘disabled’ car park next to the Pavilion tea room for Blue Badge holders and beside the entry to the Garden Centre.
House visitors with mobility limitations may be dropped off beside the House. Please email in advance or phone 02392 41 2265 during office hours for directions.


Adults £7  Concessions £6 Children £3.50  Family Ticket £18.00

“It was totally cool and the staff were so helpful!”


Dogs: Only assistance dogs are permitted in the gardens, maze and House. There is no shade in car parks. For reasons of public safety dogs are not allowed at events. Dogs on footpaths and bridleways in the Forest must be kept on leads.

” Very interesting & enjoyable – best Kitchen & ‘Staff’ rooms we’ve seen. Volunteers – wonderful”


“We visited the maze today – it’s my husband’s birthday and he loves mazes – and it was terrific! Highly recommended!”


Stansted Park supports the South Downs Responsible Visitor Charter for sustainable tourism.

SUMMER OPENING  June – September Stansted House and Chapel are open Sundays-Wednesdays from 1 pm. Last entry 4 pm.
” The whole evening was a wonderful experience for us and our guests – we are getting letters, flowers and calls each day from everyone – and they are all still buzzing too!    The house itself looked magnificent – the ambience hits the right balance of sumptuous surroundings with an intimate feel.  Arranging flowers myself and being able to add to the decor for the room made it feel very personal – thank you The small details such as being able to pick up the flowers the next day at any time were so helpful – and I think it is this attention to detail that ensured the evening and the whole event was such a success. Stansted has always been a special place for us – we walk in the grounds often and it seemed the ideal spot for our special celebration.  Now we know –  it was absolutely perfect and we will treasure that evening – along with our friends and family. ” Mr & Mrs O. October 2011