Instruments in the collection are used in concerts during the summer and autumn. Concerts are held in the original Music Room of the house, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield in 1903.
The collection of Old Masters has its origins in the 18th century, when members of the Cobbe family collected a large number of Italian and Dutch paintings for the handsome villa near Dublin, Newbridge House. Pictures were added over the centuries, and the collection continues to grow.
Hatchlands, a property of the National Trust, stands in a handsome, wooded park, landscaped by Humphry Repton, and is just 23 miles from London.