Commissioned by Hugo Meynell Ingram as a family home, the hall was completed in 1871. Elizabethan in style with Jacobean overtones, the lofty gables, turreted water towers, 48 chimneys and mullioned windows are all excellent examples of the period. The stately home boasts a grand entrance hall and decadent oak-panelled Long Gallery, which spans more than 100 feet in length. Admire the breath-taking ornamental ceiling designed by Victorian architect George Frederick Bodley. Thanks to a painstaking restoration programme, all the public rooms radiate the same sense of splendour as they did during the years when Hoar Cross Hall was a private residence. Many are still touched by the presence of the Meynell Ingram family, from the assertive family motto in the entrance hall to the hand-carved monograms in the Ballroom, along with the grand staircase and stunning Chapel.
Staying true to Emily Meynell Ingram’s 19th century design, Hoar Cross Hall’s formal gardens are truly beautiful, meticulously maintained by our dedicated grounds men, they feature manicured lawns, gravel pathways, rose gardens, herbaceous borders, fountains, line avenues, water gardens, herb gardens (used by the kitchen), a rock garden, a sunken garden and shrub borders.
Parks and woodland
Hoar Cross Hall’s grounds boast more than 30 acres of very mature woodland, much of it planted in its original scheme. You’ll find avenues of beech, oak and lime trees with different species planted inside, including cherry, holly, birch, ash, evergreen oak and fir. Surrounding Hoar Cross Hall is picturesque parkland and an abundance of wildlife.
Lakes and Italian water garden
A perfect space to relax and unwind. Parterres formed with box hedging and shrubs, complement this beautiful garden’s water features, which are supplied from the original underground rainwater storage tanks. We have six lakes on-site, where wildlife is encouraged and protected.