“ We have welcomed filming to Loseley since the early 1950s. We have always, without exception, had an extremely good relationship with the Location Manager and the production company. Loseley is an historical family home where my wife and I live, which has worked well with filming. Our feedback is always extremely complimentary. ”

Michael More-Molyneux, Owner

Architectural History

Loseley Park is a beautiful country house, built in 1562 and completed in 1568 by a direct ancestor of the present family. The site of Loseley has been in the hands of the same family for over 500 years. Loseley is constructed in Clunch and Bargate stone derived from nearby Waverley Abbey. The Great Hall is dominated by a decorative Minstrels' Gallery and an arched Oriel Window. There are several formal rooms on the ground floor featuring beautiful carved Fireplaces. The large and numerous Windows are rectangular, divided by vertical mullions and horizontal transoms, exemplifying the Renaissance period.
The rear elevation of the property reveals an evolution of architectural styling with the presence of a Victorian gabled extension that is not visible from the front elevation.

Architectural Features

The Great Hall is lined with wooden panelling from Nonsuch Palace (Henry VIII's demolished hunting lodge), and also features a Minstrels' Gallery with carving by Grinling Gibbons. The Drawing Room has a beautiful 17th-century ceiling that was decorated for James I’s visit and also has a stunning ornate chalk Fireplace. There is a Library, an oak panelled Study as well as a series of Bedrooms and a Long Gallery. In addition, the Cellars run the length of the footprint of the house, and are easily accessed. There are also a number of cinematic Staircases and Passageways. The extensive large Windows provide good light to all rooms.

Filming Attributes

Loseley is well situated for all London studios. It is located 2.5 miles southwest of Guildford and approximately the same distance from the A3 route to London. There is good access from the main roads onto the estate. Mobile reception is good. Loseley staff are very helpful and supportive and the incumbent family has a very positive and flexible attitude to filming. Animals, night shoots, and heavy machinery are allowed on site with prior approval from the owners. The owners will also allow hot works depending on the position required within the house. A substantial unit base can easily be accommodated within the grounds using existing car parks and a nearby field. Security and confidentiality is absolutely assured given the integrity of the incumbent family and their welcoming staff. Helicopters are able to land within the grounds. Farnborough is the nearest commercial airfieldmand Loseley is situated centrally to Heathrow and Gatwick airports (50 minutes by car).

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Special Considerations

  • Accommodate Unit Base
  • Animals Allowed
  • Night Shoots
  • Remote Area
  • Weekend Shoots

Topography

The house is set in 100 acres of parkland which rises a quarter of a mile to the north to woodlands, before dipping down and rising to the ‘Hogs Back’ by-pass. There is quintessentially English undulating countryside to the south of the house, 32 different soil types which reflects the growing of both hard and soft woods as well as a range of crops and grasses. The scenery around the site is grassland, and the long and sweeping driveway is tar and chip. Access routes are concrete, away from the principal property. The entire estate extends to 1500 acres including 140 acres of woodland.

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Contact

Email: enquiries@loseleypark.co.uk

Phone: 01483 405119

Website: www.loseleypark.co.uk