The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to its present configuration in the mid-17th century with the addition of a classical portico and summerhouse, firsts of their kind in England.
Visitors will encounter 500 year-old Majolica tiles, Renaissance stained glass, and exquisite wood carvings in the Tudor chapel and period linen-fold panelling in the oak gallery. The house holds treasures collected by the Chute family, including furniture, tapestries and paintings, Murano glass and silk wall hangings. Stroll through rooms once enjoyed by notable guests like Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Horace Walpole, and Jane Austen.
The house is set in 13 acres of beautiful, relaxing gardens. Styles range from the formal summerhouse and stone gallery gardens with fine herbaceous borders, to the more natural wild garden and fruit trees of the orchard and walled garden. Nestled in the Hampshire countryside, The Vyne Estate also features acres of woodland with trails that pass by ancient trees, a medieval fishpond and the park pale. The wetlands attract an abundance of bird life. The rolling parkland grazed by cattle perfects the lakeside setting.
We recommend you check with the Vynes website for latest opening times and prices.
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00*|
|Open (14 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
* We recommend you check with the Vynes website for latest opening times and prices.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Map & Directions
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Four miles north of Basingstoke between Bramley and Sherborne St John. Entrance to visitor car park is on Morgaston Road.
Parking: Parking is free. There is a 1/3 mile walk between visitor reception and the house.
SatNav: Will not take you to the main car park, instead follow National Trust brown signs and reach the visitor car park off Morgaston
Public Transport Directions
Nearest rail station is Basingstoke (4 miles) - taxi rank available outside of train station. Bramley 2½ miles - requires a walk of 2½ miles from this station. Note: Vyne Road has no foot paths.