Lyme Hall was once the house of the Legh Family and then later the Lords Newton.
Originally a remote hunting lodge, it was replaced by a house in Tudor times. Built in the style of an Italianate palace by the Venetian architect Leoni. Lyme Hall stands in a fine park with commanding views of the Cheshire Plains amongst ornate gardens.
The house is notable for its Mortlake tapestries, wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons and a collection of English clocks. Like many local stately homes, it has become better known by it’s use as ‘Pemberley’ in the BBC production of the Jane Austen novel “Pride and Prejudice”. Today the estate is managed by the National Trust with support from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.
The gardens of Lyme Hall are extremely impressive. The Dutch Garden was laid out as an Italian garden in 1860 with a variety of schemes using summer bedding plants. Admire the four statues which represent the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water in the form of cherubs. It is probably called the Dutch Garden after its earlier form when it had a cascade modeled upon the one at Chatsworth, and a canal pond with fountain.
The Parkland that surrounds the house is famous for its herds of red and fallow deer with miles of walks across moorland and woodlands.
Children will be happy as there is a nice play area for them to enjoy.
Lyme Hall is 20.2 miles from Endmoor Farm, approximately 35 minutes drive.
Directions from Endmoor Farm to Lyme Hall