Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival House situated closeby to Bristol in the Somerset countryside. This impressive country estate was originally bought in the 1830’s by an English businessman who sought to renovate and redesign the mansion, using a range of influences and architectural styles from around the world. Visitors can admire the stunning interiors and decorative designs that differ throughout the house, including the library and chapel, which both include an impressive collection of rare objects and artwork. The landscaped gardens at Tyntesfield are also popular with visitors. Highlights include the beautiful Rose garden and the remarkable orangery and Tyntesfield is set in a 650 acres estate, with beautiful woodland and farmland to explore, making it a perfect day out, especially for families. For more information about country houses and historical sites in England, check out our dedicated page here.
The house at Tyntesfield houses houses an impressive collection of objects which include impressive artwork such as works by Zambrano of St Lawrence. The house includes many impressive rooms such as the hallway and grand staircase, library, drawing Room, billiard Room and dining Room. The glorious chapel is based upon designs from the Sainte Chapelle in Paris and includes stunning mosaic floors and beautiful brass chapel chandeliers. The house also includes a fascinating exhibition exploring the life of Anthony Gibbs, the Victorian owner of Tyntesfield, who was the most important figure in the building and expansion of Tyntesfield.
The gardens at Tyntesfield have remained relatively unchanged since the beginning of the 20th Century. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Rose Garden, the impressive collection of fruit and vegetables in the Kitchen Garden, as well as the remarkable Orangery, cut flower garden, glasshouses and walled vegetable garden.
Visitors can also explore the estate at Tyntesfield. In total, some 650 acres is divided into woodland, parkland and farmland. The woodland includes the remnants of avenues planted by previous owners of the estate, and have a diverse selection of trees, from Mature Beech to oak and chestnut. The parkland is full of wild flowers, as well as stunning views across the Somerset countryside.