An atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate, The Argory was built in the 1820s. This handsome house is surrounded by its 130 hectare (320 acre) wooded riverside estate.
The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900. The eclectic interior still evokes the family's tastes and interests.
Outside there are sweeping vistas, superb spring flowers, scenic walks and fascinating courtyard displays.
A second-hand bookshop, adventure playground and Lady Ada's award-winning tea room provide retreats for children and adults alike.
Reasons to Visit
- Garden, woodland and riverside walks with wonderful sweeping views.
- Snowdrop walks and superb spring bulbs.
- Discover the rejuvenated walled garden and its produce.
- Children's adventure playground and play areas.
- House is a treasure trove of Victorian and Edwardian interests.
- Hear stories of Captain Shelton's heroism at sea.
- Lady Ada's tea room
- Light lunches and snacks available
- Gift shop and second-hand bookshop
- Parking, 100 yards
- Suitable for school groups.
Family and Children
- Baby-changing facilities
- Hip-carrying infant seats for loan
- Children's play area
- Children's quiz trail.
- Drop-off point
- Braille guide
- Induction loop
- Adapted toilets in main toilet block
- Map of accessible grounds route.
Directions to The Argory
3 miles from M1, exit 13 or 14 (signposted). Coaches must use exit 13; weight restrictions at Bond's Bridge.