Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex.

Hylands House, in Chelmsford, Essex, is a stunning Grade II* listed property, spectacularly restored to its former glory and situated in 574 acres of historic landscaped parkland.  Built in 1730 as a modest red brick Queen Anne style house, Hylands House has changed and developed considerably throughout its history. Nine different owners have each stamped their own personality on the house, extending and remodelling according to their tastes and the fashion of the day.

 

In 1966 Chelmsford Borough Council purchased Hylands House and immediately opened the park to the public. Following a 20 year programme of restoration to the house and landscape, work was completed in 2007. Visitors can now enjoy spectacular rooms, ranging from the exquisitely gilded Drawing Room to the sumptuously ornate Banqueting Room. The magnificent Grand Staircase leads to the Repton Room on the first floor, which provides stunning views over the landscaped parkland. Next door is the Social History Room offering a variety of exhibits. Explore the basement complete with butler’s pantry and wine cellar.

 

 

 

 

Refreshments are available from Hutton’s Courtyard Café, a family run eatery, located 50 metres from the house within Stables Visitor Centre.  Hutton’s is an ideal venue to meet with friends for lunch or stop for a drink when out walking in the park.  You will find a wide range of hot and cold food, including breakfast, daily specials, pasta, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads. Much of the produce being locally-sourced.

 

Accessibility within Hylands House & Estate

  • There is a car park at Hylands House and designated parking spaces are provided for those with disabilities.
  • There is a ramp to enable ease of access into Hylands House.
  • Hylands House is wheelchair accessible. There is a lift which serves three floors. In the Stables Visitor Centre there is a lift to the first floor.  The lifts have floor numbers depicted in braille and a sound system indicating the floor you have reached.
  • There are three wheelchair accessible toilets located in the House. There is one accessible toilet in the Stables Visitor Centre.
  • There is wheelchair access leading into Huttons Courtyard Cafe. Tables and chairs can be moved to create more space if required.
  • Hylands House is set within 574 acres of parkland and there are paths surrounding the House, Stables Visitor Centre and in the formal gardens.
  • There is an Adventure Castle Play Area and lots of equipment has been designed specifically for children with disabilities.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in Hylands House.
  • Wheelchairs are available if required.
  • A Hearing loop has been installed in public areas.
  • Seating is readily available for those guests with limited mobility.
  • Information leaflets are available in large print upon request.
  • All displays have been thoughtfully positioned at a suitable height for wheelchair users.
  • Mobility vehicle available, to book please call 01245 605523
  • Concessions are in place for disabled visitors and carers can enter Hylands House free of charge.

For further information please visit: www.visitessex.com and /or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/hylands