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Ardress House

This charming 17th-century farmhouse, elegantly remodelled in Georgian times by the Ensor family, has a traditional farmyard and offers fun and relaxation for all the family.

It is set in 40 hectares [100 acres] of countryside and surrounded by apple orchards, charming woodland and riverside walks. The atmosphere of a working farmyard has been rekindled with the return of small animals.

Lady's Mile
A day at the Farmyard

Ardress House is nestled in the apple orchards of County Armagh and offers afternoons of fun and relaxation for everyone.

Ardress House boasts one of the finest neo-classical drawing rooms, best known for its stunning plasterwork. Beyond the grandeur lays a pleasant surprise in the form of an 18th Century cobbled farmyard.

The farmyard’s proximity to the house itself is unusual and it boasts a comprehensive range of farm buildings such as a Dairy, Smithy, Tool Shed and Threshing Barn, all fully equipped with tools used at the time in the 18th Century. Young visitors will enjoy meeting the cows, chickens, sheep and Shetland ponies

The Lady’s Mile is a circular woodland walk bordering part the 100 acre estate of Ardress House. It was planted by the Ensor family and white oak predominates, ash, beech, lime, horse chestnut, sycamore and Scot’s pine are also present.

The delightful Rose Garden was replanted in 2000 with a mixture of varieties of Irish roses alongside a variety of Floribundas. In the walled garden, within the farmyard, there are planted many varieties of old Irish apple trees.

Local guides provide informative and entertaining tours highlighting stories about this charming 17th century farmhouse and the wonderful house collections. School groups have the opportunity to say hello to farmyard animals, feed the chickens and learn about the workings of an 18th century farm.

 

Feeding Chickens

64 Ardress Road, Annaghmore, Portadown, County Armagh, BT62 1SQ

T: +44 [0] 28 8778 4753

e: ardress@nationaltrust.org.uk

w: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ardress-house