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!



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.)

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.





Lady Ela’s Summerhouse Museum | Easter 2020 Opening Dates -

Discover the history of Chorleywood House Estate, its residents, varied wildlife, plant species and interesting places to walk and visit.

2020 OPENING DATES – from 11am to 4pm Easter weekend

We shall NOT now be opening the exhibition over Easter weekend.

Early Spring Bank Holiday

Friday May 8th & Sunday May 10th

Late Spring Bank [...]