Lissan House is an enchanting country residence set within a 260 acre demesne of ancient woodland and forestry.
The estate was created in the 17th century and remained the home of the Staples family for nearly 400 years. Lissan came to prominence in 2003 when its popularity helped it reach the final of the BBC Restoration programme.
Following extensive redevelopment, the house opened its doors in spring 2012 to reveal modern interactive exhibits and original family furnishings which take you on a unique journey through the history of the estate and the family characters that have shaped it. Children will be kept entertained in the house with the teddy bear treasure hunt. The demesne also features a challenging adventure playground for children, a wooded picnic area, walled garden and secluded walks to explore, with points of interest including the Lissan River, Ice House and Turbine House.
The house is open from Easter to mid September on Saturdays and Sundays, and during July and August it is open Thursday to Sunday. Opening hours are from 12:00 – 17:00.
3 guided tours per day at 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30.
Pre-booked group tours are welcome all year round; we can tailor the length of the house tour in order to accommodate your itinerary. Catering can be arranged to suit the requirements of your group.
Lissan Tea Room and Second Hand Bookshop
The Lissan Tea Room, which opened its doors in July 2013, is the perfect place to relax for a cup of tea or coffee and a nice homemade treat! Another addition in summer 2013 was our second hand bookshop with books to suit all tastes. All proceeds from book sales are in aid of Lissan House Trust.
Also available: Educational Tours, Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions & Photoshoots