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Hylands House

Hylands House is a Grade II* listed Neo-Classical elegant villa with meticulously restored period rooms from both Georgian and Victorian eras. Originally built as a modest red brick Queen Anne style home in 1730 by local MP Sir John Comyns, the house and parkland was redesigned by famous landscape designer and architect Humphry Repton.  Hylands House was rescued from ruin by Chelmsford City Council and restoration was completed in 2007.  Steeped in history and set amongst beautiful surroundings Hylands House is a fascinating place to explore.

Visit us

Hylands House opens its doors on the third Sunday of the month to reveal the secrets of its history. Enjoy a guided tour, view the historical exhibition displayed in the library, and listen to live music and discover the Artists Studios at The Stables.

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The Terrace Room set for afternoon tea with a large floral display on the fireplace mantle.

Celebrate with us

Hylands Estate offers a beautiful setting for celebrating any special occasion. The opulent period interiors within the house are complimented by our crisp, contemporary Grand Pavilion. Hylands House has a choice of Rooms to suit every need. It is hard to imagine a more unique and memorable setting for an unforgettable occasion for your family, friends and loved ones. Hylands House can host Special Occasions and Weddings for up to 300 guests.

Business Events

Hylands Estate offers an impressive setting for holding any Business Events such as meetings, conferences and seminars. Surrounded by 574 acres of peaceful parkland our opulent period interiors within the house or our crisp, contemporary Grand Pavilion can provide a perfect setting for your business event. Hylands House has a choice of Rooms to suit many styles and capacities.  Hylands Estate can host Business Events for up to 300 guests.

The table in The Library set for a business meeting with notepads, pens and water glasses.

View the virtual tour of Hylands House and the Grand Pavilion

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