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North Cerney, Cirencester,
Gloucestershire, GL7 7BX

01285 831300

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open: We are open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm January - October and for parties by appointment

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Small coaches contact for directions.

Group Appointment: Yes

We can accommodate groups of all sizes, providing advanced booking.

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

9th May; 12noon - 5pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

January/February snowdrops
April/May Tulips
June/July Roses

To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £5; Child £1

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Refreshments include self-service tea/coffee/soup etc. Alongside cakes, biscuits and light snacks.

Garden Features & Events
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Bathurst Arms - North Cerney


The Bathurst Arms - North Cerney

Inns & Pubs:

The Bathurst Arms - North Cerney

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

Cerney House Gardens is a romantic, secret place in the Cotswolds, near to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. They are part of the home of Lady Angus and her family. Set around a Victorian walled garden, they are described by Country Living as what most people aspire to in their gardens - and few achieve

History Of Garden

When visiting the gardens please do visit our exhibition above the Cafe with in the Gardens. Displaying photographs of details of Cerney House and Gardens looking back to 1660.

Cerney House was built in approximately 1660 by the Rich family; and occupied continuously until 1772. The house was originally built on three stories but was later substantially altered, possibly by James Burton, and remodelled in the Georgian manner in 1780. This is believed to be the consequence of a fire, however there is little record to substantiate this. The next owner, a Thomas Tynedale of Stroud, who is believed to have financed the remodelling, did not occupy the residence but let it to a Mr Price who married the daughter of the then Lord Strathmore.

It then passed into the hands of the Croome family in 1810 and remained with them until 1930. Inside the Ladies Chapel of North Cerney Church there are a number of memorials to members of the family, as this was the then private chapel for the owners of Cerney House. The house was altered many times from in the 18th and 19th centuries, with a service wing added and a conservatory. It served as a hospital in the war, under the ownership of the De La Haye family, who moved to the top floor of the house in order to provide space. The financier Kenneth de Courcy occupied it, until it was sold for £25,000, in 1963. He once remarked that the house bustled with politicians and foreign royalty.

Sir Michael and Lady Angus purchased the house in 1983. Since moving to North Cerney they have added stables, a pool, extensively renovated the Garden House, uncovered the icehouse and reformed the Gardens. The main garden is surrounded by a large Victorian wall and contains a Victorian green house and bothy. The gazebo was added as a joint anniversary present in the 1990's. When we arrived at the property, the centre of the garden was a large lawn, where our sheep were first grazed. Lady Angus and daughter, Barbara worked extensively to remodel the garden to its former Victorian beauty and today, the grounds continue to evolve in unexpected and exciting ways.

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