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Shandy Hall signpost copyright Felix Bennett

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The house is near the church in the village of Coxwold, approximately 19 miles north of York and midway between the market towns of Thirsk, Easingwold, and Helmsley.

From the A19, turn east (signed towards Coxwold). Shandy Hall is the first house in the village if approaching from the west (A19).

What are the opening hours?

The opening hours are kept up to date here, but please contact us if you wish to visit at other times.

Is the house open at other times?

Shandy Hall and its gardens are open to the public at the advertised times but can be opened at other times by appointment. Contact us to book.

Is there parking at Shandy Hall?

There is a small car park for up to half a dozen cars. If the car park is full there is parking in the village or on the road outside.

The car park is gravelled. If you are a wheelchair user or have other disability where car parking is of concern, please contact us in advance and we will do our best to make suitable arrangements.

What is the entry fee?

2023 entry fee: Garden £4
For House and Garden 2023 and for Group Bookings please contact us.

Do you take card payments?

Yes. A card reader is available in the shop.

Where's the nearest cashpoint?

Easingwold (6 miles), Helmsley or Thirsk (8 miles)

Where's the nearest petrol station?

There is petrol available in Coxwold and Thirsk, and along the A19.

Do you have a café?

There is no café on site (though we may have apple juice for sale). Refreshments are available in the village at the public house, The Fauconberg and Rumah Home Tearooms, both a short walk down the main street. A little way out of the village Newburgh House and Byland Abbey Inn also serve refreshments, and there is a tearoom at Newburgh Priory during their opening season.

Are there toilet facilities?

There is a WC and wash basin near the house.

How accessible are the house and garden?

House: The public rooms are all on the ground floor. Wheelchair users can access the house and see into those rooms, though there are internal steps into some which may restrict full access. We do our best to ensure that all our guests have as full an experience as possible.

Garden: There are steps, with handrails, down into the wild garden, and by the WC (though it can be reached from the car park side without steps). There may be some uneven ground. The car park is gravelled.

Gallery: There is a flight of steps to the gallery.

Can I bring my dog?

Well-behaved dogs on a short lead are welcome in the garden. Assistance dogs are allowed in the house.

Are there places to stay in Coxwold?

Coxwold Cottages (luxury holiday cottage and shepherd’s hut)

The Fauconberg (village pub with restaurant and accommodation)

Newburgh House (bed, breakfast and tearooms)

Rumah Home (tearoom and B&B)

Shandy Hall apple juice

Shandy Hall apple juice label by Incline Press


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