Grounds and Parkland

The extensive grounds afford beautiful views of both the house and Freshwater Bay, and we hope you will take full advantage of a trip to Farringford by exploring the wider estate.

Visitors can enjoy a walk round the historic parkland, which is grazed by cattle and sheep. You may also be lucky enough to catch sight of the red squirrels that have made Farringford their home.

Admission to the Grounds

Admission to the Grounds »
farringford house 2018

“Went to our withey bed, such beautiful blue hyacinths, orchises, marsh marigolds and cowslips. Wild cherry trees too with single white blossom."

view of afton down

"The park has for many days been rich with cowslips and furze in flower."

primrose path

"The elms are a golden wreath at the foot of the down, we admired the mespilus in flower and the apple trees with their rosy buds."

parkland trees

"At sunset the burning splendour of Blackgang Chine, and St Catherine’s, and the red bank of the primeval river contrasted with the turkis-blue of the sea (that is our view from the drawing-room) make altogether, a miracle of beauty. We are glad that Farringford is ours.”

blue sky over farringford

"[Alfred] dug the bed ready for the rhodedendrons."

garibaldi tree planted

"A thrush was singing among the other birds, as he said ‘mad with joy’."

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