Alford Manor House is situated within 200metres of Alford Town centre and market place. Coaches can be accommodated in the car park, but it may be easier for the larger vehicles to drop off and pick up outside the house.
Reputedly the largest thatched manor house in the country, the House was built to a traditional H plan in 1611. It is a very rare example of a composite structure, featuring a wooden frame encased in brick. The Ground floor and first floor rooms feature design interventions from Georgian through to Victorian times, whilst the attic floor is virtually untouched since 1611.
Group visits can be given a guided tour of the house. There is an award winning World War 1 exhibition in some rooms whilst many feature the design, build and decoration of the period determined from the extensive refurbishment completed in 2006. Self-guided tours are also available.
The Hackett Barn rural life museum has an extensive range of artefacts showing rural Lincolnshire life over the last centuries. The enthusiastic volunteer guides, some of whom used the equipment during their working lives, can give insights into how the equipment was used. The walled garden (about one acre), although not extensive, features heritage varieties of apple trees and a local species of garden pea, not commercially available, as well as flower and herb borders, and a modern sculptured summer house in the form of an abstract corn dolly.Finally the tea room can provide light refreshments and / or light lunches for groups if pre-booked.
To obtain further information:-
Tel: 01507 463073 and ask for Janett
SATNAV LN13 9EP