Accessed via the impressive wooden gates of the north façade the Inner Courtyard is the core of the house which appears to have been an integral part of the plan since the building’s earliest foundations. The form of the medieval house is not clear, but the east range (on the left as you enter through the arch) probably embodies the earliest architectural remains. The Tudor bay window rising through two storeys appears to have always had one section blocked and always to have lit rooms on two floors.
The house evolved through the Tudor and Georgian periods to the mansion it is today. A number of the rooms used by the family during their day-to-day lives are open to the public; curated by a number of volunteer guides during house open days.
As a minimum seven of the rooms are open to the public on House Open Days, each with its own unique style. Deene Park has a mixture of furnishings and family possessions full of sentimental value collected over many years. The unique blend provides the visitor with an impressive yet intimate ambiance; a family home spanning the lifetime of many generations.
Below are brief introductions to four of the main rooms of Deene Park.