Plan your visit
The Chester House Estate is now open to the public 10am - 4pm everyday
Whatever your interest we believe that there will be something here for you to explore and enjoy. We will be posting updates on our social media channels. Here is a taste of what we will have on offer:
We have a beautiful courtyard which we is an artisan shopping area with EDEN WILD, Saxby's Cider, The Canine Cottage, The Chester House Farmshop and the Visitor Centre and Gift Shop.
Café / Restaurant
Our café and restaurant serves delicious food from locally sourced suppliers. We can seat up to 50 people in the café, and in good weather we have an outside seating area. Please note our Farmhouse Café is closed on Monday's during term time.
Outdoor Play Area
We have a completely free to access Outdoor Children's play area, including swings, a slide, a natural climbing frame. You don't need to pay to access or park to go to the Play Area.
As well as being the site of a Roman walled town, there is evidence from the Mesolithic, Iron Age and Medieval periods, together with a complex of traditional farm buildings dating back to the 17th century. At present much of this heritage is buried; our challenge is to bring it to life and tell its stories. We have an exciting museum including a large indoor museum within our learning and community building.
Local walks run through the Chester House Estate making it a great place to explore. We have a walking leaflet on your arrival to site, so be sure to explore the entire 85 acres!
Working with The Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme the Environment Agency have installed a new mooring platform at The Chester House estate, which enables people to access the site via the river Nene. This unique resource adds a very special dimension to the site.
Located within our Farm House, our two bedroom Apartment comes with stunning views of the River Nene and wider estate landscape. The apartment includes a large living room space, kitchen and dining room, 2 bathrooms and an option for a freshly cooked farmhouse breakfast. You can now book to stay with us, find out more details here.
Events and Programming
We have an incredibly exciting and diverse range of events and programming throughout the year. Our 2022 programme will include, Lambing Festival, Pumpkin Patch, Easter Egg Hunts, Historical Reenactments, Outdoor Cinema and Theatres, Food and Craft Fair's. Winter Ice Skating Rinks, Beer and Music Festivals, Light Festivals, Father Christmas Experiences, Archeological Digs, The Nene Festival, Wedding Fair, Bushcraft Weekend and Private Hire Events. Find out more here.