Browsholme Hall, pronounced ‘Brewzum’, lies in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire and has, since 1507, been the home of the Parker Family. A unique historic house, not least for its romantic picturesque gardens and remarkable antiquarian collection of possessions, accumulated over fourteen generations of continuous occupation by the family. Browsholme’s Tithe Barn has been restored into a unique venue for weddings and receptions, where couples have the freedom to bring forward their inspirations to create a unique wedding and reception for their family and friends. The Tithe Barn is individual and exclusive, while the gardens make Browsholme a wonderful romantic setting for a special day whatever the season. Visitors can walk along paths through shrubberies and by the lake, marvel at the ‘ha-ha’ with parkland and woodlands beyond to the ‘eye-catcher’ an ancient arch brought from Ingleton Hall.
Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since Tudor times. Today it is still the family’s home and we invite visitors to enjoy its magnificent architecture, fabulous interiors and antique furnishings set in the stunning landscape of the Hodder Valley.Visitors will not only view the remarkable antiquarian collection but truly gain the genuine atmosphere of a family home. Superb oak chests, Gillow furniture, portraits, civil war arms and many unique relics sit side by side with our children’s toys, a flat screen TV, dog leads and other evidence of our family home.Our guided tours (approx. 1 hour) are tailored for all ages and interests and will captivate all those who enjoy the rich heritage that a unique and ancient Lancastrian home has to offer.The gardens and grounds are laid out in the style of Capability Brown with, open vistas, lawns, a ha-ha, a series of lakes, terraces and a ‘wilderness’ undergoing restoration.Afterwards visitors have the opportunity to enjoy homemade refreshments in the tearoom within our beautifully restored 18th century Tithe Barn.
Lancashire is awash with stately homes, great gardens and even historic buildings that have been turned into hotels and places to stay. But here at Browsholme Hall and Gardens, time has stood still, just long enough for you to see what life would of been like for the Parker family living here for five centuries, not many stately homes can claim that heritage. I think it worth mentioning that tours throughout the house are by appointment only and by contacting Browsholme direct on the above telephone number. I can’t write a review about this great historic house without mentioning its great Gardens. Painted by the greats and visited by the many, these gardens are still being lovingly restored today by its owners Robert and Amanda. It has to be said that the gardens here are an attraction in themselves and it is clear to see they have been created with love and passion, just as any great garden should be.