The upkeep of Belmont depends on it being let for holidays. Anyone can book a stay at Belmont, and this means the site cannot be accessible to the general public most of the time, as we have to ensure the privacy of those staying there.
Please note that our Terms & Conditions exclude subletting places on a holiday stay for commercial gain.
Access to the main house for the public
There are free public open days of the main house Belmont each year and details of these can be found here.
*We are sorry but we’ve had to suspend these visiting arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to keep our staff safe. We’ll reinstitute them as soon as things get back to normal.*
Access to the information room
There is an information display about the history of Belmont and its past residents in the stables on the site. Access to the information room can be arranged via the Booking Office on 01628 825925. The stables are manned by volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the stables then please click here.
Please note that access to the house is not possible at these times.
Access for groups
Access to the main house for non-commercial organised educational groups may be possible by appointment on changeover days. Contact the Booking Office team to find out more.
We regret that for operational necessities we are unable to offer any access to the main house for individuals on changeover days for the time being.
Writing study breaks
Our free, twice yearly creative writing study weeks are currently an exclusive arrangement with the Creative Writing Department at the University of East Anglia, with which John Fowles had close links.
All other writing groups are of course most welcome to book a stay at Belmont in the normal way (provided members stay as a group of friends and there is no subletting of the stay for commercial gain).
Read about the historyand restoration of Belmont.