Explore a former Tudor powerhouse turned 17th-century family home, set in gardens, woodlands and wetlands.

The rustic cobwebs of autumn begin to drape themselves around the plants in The Vyne’s grounds.

Book shop

Located inside the house and subject to house opening times.


See opening times on the website

Car park

During wet weather the grass overflow has to close and cars park on hard standing.

They then usually need several days of warm weather to dry the overflow out before reopening it.

Tea room

See opening times


On a lead at all times, not allowed in the house, shop, servery or first floor of tearoom or the play area off the Lime Avenue.

You can now take your dog into the ground-floor seating area of the Brewhouse tea-room.

They suggest you have min two people in your group so one can sit with the dog while the other orders.

Assistance dogs welcome

Be playful with autumn leaves.

In the ancient woodlands surrounding this former Tudor palace beeches and oaks mingle with sweet and horse chestnuts to present a glorious canopy of rich autumn foliage.

Lime, cherry and whitebeam produce a palette of lemon-yellow and strawberry-red.

Fringing the edges of The Vyne’s lake, the orange, crimson and deep purple leaves of liquidamber and swamp cypress trees create beautiful reflections across the water.

Liquidamber is a famed autumn colouring tree from the USA where it’s known as the sweet gum. 

In late summer the leaves turn a deep black crimson colour, then as autumn progresses they go through a kaleidoscope of colours – golden yellow, amber and red.

They love dogs at The Vyne and you’re more than welcome to bring them with you when visiting.

Although the house is just for humans, there’s plenty of outside space for you to enjoy together.

Families welcome.


Now that the reservoir project has ended, please be aware of deep water by the main bridge.

Paths in the grounds are uneven at times.

Woodland paths are difficult to navigate due to tree roots.

Accessible toilets are located at the tea-room which is 1,200m from the car park.

All points of interest are within sight of hard gravel paths.

Family Friendly

Get the most out of the season and October half-term by discovering all the things to do on a family day out at The Vyne.

With nature-inspired trails in the countryside, there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained.

Find out what family-friendly events are coming up and how best to plan your day with children in mind by visiting their website.

The Vine

The Vyne,

Vyne Road,

Sherborne St John, Basingstoke,


RG24 9HL

The Vyne

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