Step inside the home of the Peckovers, a family of Quaker bankers who lived here for 150 years. Delve into their lives and enjoy the sensory delights of this wonderful two-acre garden.
An elegant Georgian merchant’s house on the North Brink of the River Nene, built in 1722, and noted for its fine plaster and wood rococo interior. Rooms are open on 3 floors of the house, including the below-stairs service rooms and a museum room with displays on the Quaker banking family who lived in the house. There is also a handling collection and dressing up clothes for children.
The two acre garden is regarded as one of the finest walled town gardens in the country, and offers rare trees, summerhouses, two pool gardens, over 70 species of roses and a croquet lawn. There are also glasshouses, including an Orangery with 300 year old orange trees. Other facilities include a licensed tearoom in a refurbished 17th century barn, plus gift shop, second-hand bookshop and plant sales.
- Wheelchairs available