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Hylands Estate

London Road, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, England
+44 1245 605500
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Not very nice

On the positive side, there are extensive well-kept grounds, with free entry and parking. But... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
btmckenzie
Very Disappointing Event

Firstly I would like to know what is "National" about this event. The range of actual plants and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mike S
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Hylands Estate is a prestigious grade II* listed public park encompassing 574 acres of historic parkland. The beautifully renovated Neo-Classical elegant villa Hylands House can be hired for any occasion including Weddings, Celebrations and Business Events and is open to the public on select days. The Stables house a café, gift shop and resident artist studios. Within the park there are formal Victorian Gardens and ancient woodlands that are accessible as well as an award winning accessible children’s Adventure Playground. With a list of seasonal events both within the House and the Park, Hylands Estate is the perfect place to visit and explore.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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London Road, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the positive side, there are extensive well-kept grounds, with free entry and parking. But overall catering for visitors is poor, the units in the Stables block are tacky, and it’s not very well run. This historical estate surely deserves better. Couldn’t recommend this as...More

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Michelle M, Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your comments on to The Stables Cafe management team.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Firstly I would like to know what is "National" about this event. The range of actual plants and for sale/view was very limited with several of those selling flowers selling the same thing. With the title National Flower Show I was of the impression that...More

Thank Mike S
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Michelle M, Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we will pass it on to the event organisers. Kind regards, Hylands Estate

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We decided to visit as they were having a free entry open day, with farmers and craft market, we decided this would be a nice day out. We travelled over an hour to get here, the "craft market" was one stall selling homemade cards, the...More

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Michelle M, Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass it on to the management team. Kind regards, Hylands Estate.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely grounds and the cafe is always nice after a big walk out with the family. The access to the park is great and the area is so well kept

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Michelle M, Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Hylands has always been our 'go to' place; somewhere to enjoy a quiet walk in beautiful grounds followed by a meal in the stable block café - up until last year. Today was our first visit of 2018 and we were looking forward to sampling...More

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Michelle M, Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback, I will pass it directly to Churchill Catering, the caterers behind The Stables Cafe.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The house was open today for free and it had a very interesting exhibition in the library about the Pryor family, one of the previous owners. I have been in love with this house since I was a small child and my parents brought my...More

Thank Karen D
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Michelle M, Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Hylands House is open for free to the public on the first Sunday of every month this year (excluding December, when it's open on Sunday 16th). Each month there is an exhibition and guided tours. The Farmers' & Crafts Market...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Park and Hylands House are both very inviting. The Park has a large secure play area for children and can be reached by walking and cycling. It has a coffee shop next to it and plenty of car parking as well. The House, which...More

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Michelle M, Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks for your review. HE

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

So the parking was free the path walking up to the house had a few market type stools selling mostly food cakes, jams honey eventually get to the house and they want to charge £4 each to go in which I think is a complete...More

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Michelle M, Front Office Manager at Hylands Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you, Janette, for your feedback. Yesterday there were two separate events running side by side at Hylands Estate; the Farmers & Crafts Market was located along the path and in the Stables courtyard and Crafts for Christmas was in Hylands House. The Craft Fair...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Easy to park . FREE. Parking . Couple of coffee shops . You can walk on the path up to the house . Or across the fields . Down to the lakes or in to the nice gardens with the ducks on the pond dogs...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This house and parkland was saved from housing development. Went inside for a gift fair. Lovely old features. There is a lift to get to first floor. My late grandmother attended a hunt ball there back in about 1910. Walk around parkland. No guided tour,...More

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petal2728
28 August 2016|
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Response from BobtheBrit | Reviewed this property |
Yes, over 550 acres, with formal gardens. check out Chelmsford City Council's website and do a search on Hylands Park as Tripadvisor won't accept links
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