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Historic House:1620s House and Garden

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1620s House at Donington le Heath

1620s House at Donington le Heath

Address

Manor Road,
Donington Le Heath,
Coalville,
Leicestershire,
LE67 2FW

Details

Visitors to the 1620s House & Garden, which was built in the 13th century and modernised in 1618, can learn about the many families who have lived at the house during its 700-year history.  This included the Digby family, who lived in the house for more than 200 years and has associations to the Gunpowder Plotter Sir Everard Digby. Our fantastic team of House volunteers will be on hand to help you interpret the house as you walk through the furnished rooms as if you were a member of the household.

The house is set in beautiful, 17th century styled gardens with labelled plants and flowers, an orchard, herb gardens and small maze for children. There is a tea room serving freshly prepared food, with a reputation for fantastic cakes.  The tea room serves light refreshments and includes a small gift shop. The site offers a varied events programme including living history themed weekends and activities aimed specifically at children.

Individual and family entry tickets are valid for 12 months (Annual Pass) from the date of purchase.  These can reduce the cost of returning for admission to themed event days when the house is open to the public (annual pass holders pay just the small additional charge, which is normally made to all visitors for these days).

The ground floor of the 1620s House and Gardens are fully accessible and an interactive tablet showing a photographic gallery and description of the first floor rooms is available for visitors who cannot use the narrow staircase.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

The ground floor of the 1620s House & Gardens are fully accessible and a interactive tablet showing a photographic gallery and description of the first floor rooms is available for visitors who cannot use the narrow staircase to the upstairs rooms. The gardens offer access via made up pathways.

Opening details

Please see our website for details of opening times. The site is normally open through the high season - April through to the end of September, with a number of special opening days and events after this to Christmas.

Prices

Please see our website for details of admission prices. We are very happy to talk to groups who might wish to visit the site and can accommodate this during normal public opening times, as well as offering something more personal through a private tour. Public admission tickets are valid for multiple visits through the season; tickets must be retained for this offer.

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Directions

See location of 1620s House and Garden on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 420126  Lat: 52.71026 Long: -1.37893

Situated in the village of Donington le Heath just outside Hugglescote near to Coalville.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The ground floor of the 1620s House & Gardens are fully accessible and a interactive tablet showing a photographic gallery and description of the first floor rooms is available for visitors who cannot use the narrow staircase to the upstairs rooms. The gardens offer access via made up pathways.