Location

Chorleywood House Estate is located off the A404 in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, England.

Postcode: WD3 5SL

Please enter the Estate by the Parish Office, opposite the Cricket Club, and NOT at the traffic lights.

The grounds are open all year round, and entry is free!

 

Welcome

This site has information about the 170-acre estate in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, which is owned by Three Rivers District Council, and is freely accessible all the year round. There are details of the important work being done to protect and enhance the natural environment, and preserve the 200-year-old manor house and estate. In 2009 the Chorleywood House Estate was granted the prestigious Green Flag Award as one of the best green spaces in the country. This has been renewed each year since then. You are invited to visit the grounds, and are welcome to join the Friends of Chorleywood House Estate (see Contact Us).

Recent News Items (These are excerpts, click on the links below to see in full.)


November 2020 Update -

Those of you who have driven or walked along the A 404 during the year will have noticed a continued improvement in the Estate boundary.

At the beginning of the year, it was marked by a dilapidated ivy-covered fence, with a view of dense undergrowth behind.

It was uninviting, and unattractive.

In the [...]

Chorleywood House Estate and the Second World War -

At the start of the Second World War, Chorleywood was designated as one of the reception areas for London evacuees.

On 1st September, the first evacuees arrived by train.

Several hundred children were assessed for suitability to live with local families.

Some were housed in the top floor of Chorleywood House, in dormitories under the [...]

COVID19 update | 18th April 2020 -

Welcome to Chorleywood House Estate – a hidden jewel in the local council’s crown.

We are very fortunate in that during the current Covid19 crisis, the Estate remains open to visitors who live in the local area.

If you live close by, please consider visiting the Estate for your exercise.

It is easy to reach [...]

Summerhouse Museum and Exhibition -

The Summerhouse Museum and Exhibition will be closed until further notice.