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.

At Kelmarsh, we are strictly adhering to government guidance, therefore face coverings must be worn at
all times when inside the visitor centre or collecting a takeaway from the Tearoom.
For more information on our covid restrictions, please follow this link

We are monitoring how many people can access the gardens at one time, and garden entry tickets can be purchased on arrival.
If you are a season ticket holder, RHS or HH Member, please enter via the visitor centre and show your cards on arrival.

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.