Originally built to house Hylands Estate horses, The Stables has now been restored as a space for enjoyment and relaxation. The Stables, at the heart of the Estate, offers a welcoming café and an Information Point which is the perfect place to enjoy with friends and family. Meet our resident artists as they create unique bespoke pieces in their studios and perhaps discover a classic book as you browse in the second-hand book shop.

The resident artists at Hylands Estate are a diverse collection of skilled designers and makers who not only create their own original work for purchase but also run demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions.

The artist community at Hylands Estate are expanding and there are exciting opportunities to rent a studio in The Stables at Hylands Estate, Chelmsford. We are looking for new and exciting artists and designers who will add to our current community!

To express your interest in a studio please click here


The Artist Studios at Hylands Estate are home to an exciting collection of skilled artists, designers and makers who, not only create their own original work for purchase, but also run demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions.

Please visit The Artist Studios designated page here.


Information Point

The Information Point is the hub of Hylands Estate. This is where you can pick up the Hylands Walks and Events leaflets. Don’t forget to purchase your duck food before heading to the Pleasure Gardens.

Opening Times

10.15am – 3.30pm (October to March)


01245 605523

Hylands Gift Shop Chelmsford

Book Shop

The second-hand bookshop is managed entirely by volunteers of the Friends of Hylands House. The Friends Bookshop first opened its doors in March 2008 and has now become an established and valued visitor attraction. The Bookshop carries a good stock of second-hand books covering many subjects and includes a large selection of collector’s books.  The Friends rely on donations of all types of books which may be delivered and left at the Bookshop.

Opening Times

10.30am – 3pm (October to March)


01245 605509


To go to The Stable’s Café dedicated page please click here

Churchill Catering are a family managed catering business operating managed food and beverage services from Kent to Scotland. They have been trading for 22 years and currently are one of the UK’s largest operators of cafés and restaurants in country park and forestry locations from their head office based in Bury St Edmunds.

Contact Number: 01245 357770


Opening Times

Garden Café (Dog Friendly): 0900-1600 daily

Stables Café: 1000-1600 daily

(breakfast service until 1130, lunch service: 1200 – 1430)

The café is fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


Immerse yourself within our virtual tour of The Stables. To be guided around please ensure you click Play. Sit back and enjoy.