From Viscount De L'Isle, CVO MBE
I hope you will find pleasure in visiting the 14th century Manor House and its Gardens. For more than 20 years, my wife Isobel and I have continued to care for the House, Garden and its contents, assisted by a small team of dedicated staff.
The House, once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his son King Edward VI and granted to my forebear Sir William Sidney in 1552. The Sidney family have been in continuous occupation for more than 460 years since. We are very proud that it is still a family home and all of us who live and work here welcome visitors to discover the charm of Penshurst in the State Rooms, Gardens, Parkland and beyond.
Activities & What's On
Penshurst Village Literary Festival
The Penshurst Village Literary Festival begins this year on Friday 1st October with an evening in the Baron's Hall with Tracy Borman, co-curator of ...
Secret Story Garden Trail
How well do you know your Fairy Tales? Hunt for clues through the gardens and grounds to help you discover the title of a particularly witchy tale, and then ...
The Hideous Hag of the Hall
THE HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED 25TH – 29TH OCTOBER Monday sessions: 11.15am, 12.00pm, 12.45pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm Tuesday sessions: 11.15am,...
House Closure 25th - 29th October
Please be aware the House will be closed from Monday 25th - Friday 29th October, inclusive. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during your visit. &...
What Our Visitors Say
Lovely gardens, I would have loved to have been a child running around with hidden entrances and exits through hedges into new areas of the garden. The Baron’s Hall was incredible.
One of the finest homes in England, still owned and occupied by the family. From the Baron’s Hall to the superb walled gardens, this is a treasure on a grand scale.
Beautiful historic house with amazing gardens, an adventure playground, a maize maze, and great crafts and falconry displays on school holiday Sundays. The pantry cafe is delicious. Make sure to feed the chickens, explore Diana's fountain and the flag garden and generally roam around watching the kids explore and enjoy the outdoors...
Loved it. Fab for families. Loads to see and do. Take a picnic on a sunny day and enjoy it. Loads of space to sit the day away. Fantastic gardens and lovely house.