The house is a short distance from the pub taking around thirty minutes to travel by car.
The house is set in 1750 acres of parkland and woodland, rich in wildlife and famous for its peace and tranquility. The mansion contains the Lord of Bessboroughs collection of paintings and family furnishings, including early 18th century tapestries.
Even today it is possible to see how the servants worked and lived in the heyday of the English country house. The old kitchen, pantries, linen room, servants hall, wine cellars and living quarters give you a glimpse of days gone.
The gardens are also open to visitors. There are glass Victorian greenhouses to be seen, the palm house, vine house camellia house and fernery.
Stanstead park is ideal for business meetings, exhibitions, clay pigeon shooting, archery, off road driving, team games and complete wedding and reception is provided.
There is an indoor garden centre, cafe and picnic area.
Opening times are daily from March to Christmas. Sometimes it is closed on Sundays and Mondays in July and August.
There are also many different gatherings over the season such as antiques fairs, garden shows, vintage gatherings and classical concerts.