VISITING HELLENS – VISITOR INFORMATION
Hellens is open on Wednesday and Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons.
Entry is by guided tour only and there are tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. It is not necessary to book onto a tour in advance.
We recommend that you arrive 20 minutes before your preferred start time.
The House and grounds close at 5 p.m. each day
Tour times may vary during Hellensmusic in May,
the Garden Festival in June and the Big Apple event in October.
See our events and activities page for details.
Our tearoom opens at 12:30 on tour days.
In 2019, we open for House tours on Easter day (Sunday 21st April)
and the last public tour will be Sunday 13th October.
Entry costs £9.50 for adults, £7.50 concessions & students, free entry for children under 18 (accompanied by a paying adult).
Garden entry only: £2.50 per person
Hellens is a historic house and contains many steps, stairs, uneven floors and narrow access. For this reason sadly, it is not possible to bring a wheelchair into the House for tours. Both the Great and Haywain Barns have full disabled access with accessible facilities, and there is level access to parts of the gardens. Parts of the garden are suitable for assisted wheelchair access. If you are bringing children with mobility or sensory impairments, please don’t hesitate to contact us first to discuss your access needs.
If you have any special access needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01531 660504.
HELLENS TEA ROOM
The Hellens tearoom is open from 12:30 to 5pm on Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays as well as during booked private house and garden group tours.
The tea rooms seats 30 inside and 25 outside. We offer a range of delicious cakes, enjoyed across the world by our visitors! Additionally, a selection of scones served with jam and clotted cream are always available along with the quintessentially English crumpets and hot toasted teacakes.
A full afternoon tea service menu may be provided with a little prior notice. This includes sandwiches of ham, cheese, egg and cress with Tyrells crisps, a choice of fruit or plain scones with jam, clotted cream and a choice of cakes.
We offer a full selection of fine teas and coffee served in an equally charming array of eclectic and delightful porcelain. Cold and hot beverages include bottle green squashes and rich hot chocolates.
A gluten free option is always available and vegan choice requests are welcome with advance notice.
Our Tearoom is open during public tour times, Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. We serve tea and coffee and home-made cakes.
Please speak to us if you require a special ‘Hellens High Tea’.
Lunches and private tour teas by prior reservation.
PRIVATE TOUR REFRESHMENTS & LUNCHES
PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS & SCHOOL VISITS
The House and Gardens are open for group visits from Easter to October. Please ask. email@example.com
The minimum charge for a group visit is £170 – this charge is for up to 20 people to include a guidebook per person.
We charge £8.50 per person thereafter. There are no concessions for group visits.
GARDEN TOURS – GROUP VISITS
These groups are taken by our Head Gardener David Maddison.
The minimum charge for a group visit is £40 – this charge is for up to 10 people.
We charge £4 per person thereafter to a maximum of 20 people per tour.
There are no concessions for group visits.
To book your House or Garden tour please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01531 660504.
REFRESHMENTS AND LUNCHES
We can provide tea and biscuits, tea and cake or lunch at extra cost.
Please email or call as above to discuss your requirements
Please bear in mind that we try to accommodate school visits as a priority, and they are welcome throughout the year by prior appointment, but access to the house may be limited between January and Easter, when the house is officially closed. The facilities will accommodate large groups for tours and break out times. Please email email@example.com or call 01531 660504 for further information.
HOW TO FIND US
Hellens lies just off the A 449 –
the Ledbury to Ross on Wye road.
Follow the brown signs from the crossroads
in the centre of Much Marcle Village.