This beautifully appointed home, garden, farm and ancillary buildings is now registered under the care of the National Trust.
The house was built in 1887 by Samuel Hordern (1849-1909) merchant and stockbreeder, and his wife Jane née Booth. Retford Park house was designed by Albert Bond and is a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence.
It was in 1964 that James Fairfax bought the property and gradually turned it from an agricultural property to a gentleman's residence. The house is a treasure trove of pieces James Fairfax collected over the years. Both the house and garden are a delight to wander through. A surprise at every corner.
Please NOTE: This is an exclusive tour for K-CHS and that Retford House itself is generally only open to the public twice a year on OPEN DAYS.