Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh Hall


Kelmarsh Garden


Kelmarsh Tea Room

Tea Rooms:

Welcome to Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens

The Grade II* Listed Gardens and Sweet Peas' Tearoom are now open for the 2021 Open Season!

The Gardens, Woodland and Lakeside Walks, and Sweet Peas' Tearoom are open every
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 10am - 4pm
Last entry to the gardens is 3pm and the gates are locked at 4.10pm. 

Please note from 20th August - 6th September the Fairy Walk will be closed to the public.
Throughout the bank holiday weekend, there may be a little more noise than usual due to a private event.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

** Important Message **

Following the latest government announcement with the further easing of covid restrictions, at Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens we will continue to keep a cautious approach in order to keep our visitors and staff safe.

We would like to politely ask that visitors continue to wear face coverings when inside at the visitor centre, shop and Sweet Pea’s Tearoom.
Our customer facing staff will continue to wear masks or face coverings, and our protective screens on our visitor centre desk will remain in place.

We will continue to have sanitising stations around the visitor centre and tea room areas, with signage encouraging visitors to use these often.

We will also continue to monitor how many visitors are on site at one time, and ensure there is always plenty of room for social distancing when indoors to ensure both visitors and staff feel safe and comfortable at all times.

All common touch points and toilets will continue to be regularly cleaned.

The gardens, and Sweet Pea’s Tearoom will continue to be open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who has visited us so far this season and supported the Kelmarsh Trust.


If you have an enquiry, please email us at

Thank you – The Kelmarsh Team


Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens is an elegant Palladian style country house with a prevailing history of the 20th century.
 Built in the 1730s, Kelmarsh hall was the beloved home to three families across two hundred and fifty years.
Surrounding the hall are historic gardens, restored to evoke their early 20th century designs,
with a unique walled garden at the heart.

Kelmarsh Hall is the perfect venue to hold an event to remember; the historic setting provides a warm and
intimate atmosphere for any occasion, large or small.

Visiting Kelmarsh

Nestled in rural Northamptonshire, Kelmarsh Hall is an elegant country house surrounded by highly regarded gardens, with a stableblock Tearoom.

Below Stairs

Discover the evolving life of the servants. From the Butler's Pantry to the laundry rooms, you get an authentic view of life below stairs.


With delicate interiors, welcoming ambiance and sweeping countryside vistas, Kelmarsh Hall is the perfect venue for a romantic wedding.

Kelmarsh Gardens

Known for their relaxed charm, overflowing borders and a unique historic walled garden with a vivid dahlia collection.

The Principal Rooms

Built for the Hanbury family in the 1730s by virtuoso architect James Gibbs and builder Francis Smith of Warwick, Kelmarsh Hall was praised by historian Nikolaus Pevsner as “a perfect, extremely reticent design, done in an impeccable taste.”

The Great Hall

The Great Hall is the centrepiece of the house and is the first room to be entered through the front door. With its Italian pink walls and fine 18th century ceiling plasterwork this room has welcomed many guests during its history.

Nancy Lancaster 

Nancy Lancaster left her mark on Kelmarsh Hall's interiors, with the delicate terracotta colouring of the Great Hall, the exuberant Chinese wallpaper and seasonal flower arrangements. Nancy's special techniques were emulated in country homes across England.