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A Georgian silk merchant’s house located in Spitalfields and sensitively converted for use as the head office of the charity the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
Grade II* Abberley Hall has been described by English Heritage as one of the finest remaining examples of a Victorian country house. Its history can be traced back to the medieval period but the current house was built by Samuel Daukes in 1845.
Askham Hall features Grade II listed gardens which are open to the public for visits. The Hall is an award-winning restaurant with bedrooms and a wedding venue.
Castletown Estate was purchased in 1802 by Robert Mounsey. In 1809 Castletown House was built by distinguished architect Peter Nicholson.
Family home to the Hasells since 1679, Dalemain is a beautiful mixture of Medieval, Tudor & Georgian architecture situated in a landscape of rolling parkland, lakes and rugged Cumbrian hills.
Halecat House is beautifully placed at the head of an ancient wooded valley with wonderful views over Arnside and Morecambe Bay.
Holker Hall & Gardens is the much-loved home of the Cavendish family, and has been in the family since it was built in the early 1600's. The new wing was re-built in the 1870's following a fire, and is now open to visitors.
Hutton-in-the-Forest consist of Medieval Pele towers, extended in 17th-century with a gallery and baroque central facade. In the 18th-century a suite of 3 rooms was added, and in the 19th-century a tower by Salvin.
Standing on a steep slope above the winding River Derwent and two miles from Bassenthwaite Lake, Isel Hall is a spectacular building.
A sixteenth-century manor house built onto a fourteenth-century pele tower, Johnby Hall was bought by the Duke of Norfolk in 1783 and has remained in the Howard family ever since.
Kirklinton is a 17th-century house built from the stone of the original 12th-century de Boyville Castle. Extended 1875, revived in 1974.
Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th-century pele tower, the much loved home of the Bagot family.
Lowther Castle has enjoyed a rich and varied history. One of the finest Gothic buildings of the north west, the castle was completed in 1812.
A relaxed welcome, enhanced by it’s unique literary connections and beautiful collections, await visitors to Mirehouse.
Morland House was originally a Tudor vicarage with an 18th-century front. After the house was purchased by the Markham family in 1871, it was much enlarged in a Tudor style.
In an idyllic setting amongst the Western Lake District fells, Muncaster offers an unforgettable experience for groups, for individuals and families; for days out or memorable special occasions.
Built in the 1600's, this cottage has been used as coaching stables on the route from Lancaster to Keswick.
Rayrigg Hall is located on the shores of Windermere. This Grade II* Listed property is part Tudor and part early Georgian and comprises former farm buildings, a boathouse from 1770 and a cottage built in 1650.
The eclectic collection at Belchamp Hall tells the story of the Raymond family who have owned the house and surrounding estate since 1611.
Within the historic setting of Blake Hall and its stunning private gardens, we are proud to offer you the beautifully restored 17th century barns and surrounding areas for you exclusive use for weddings, wedding receptions and other special occasions.
Mid 18th Century red brick house with earlier features built by Sir Robert Taylor for the cloth merchant, Peter DuCane who lived there 1751-1803.
This Grade II listed country mansion and its companion High Barn have been lovingly restored to their elegant regency origins by the Bloom family, which has just celebrated seven decades there.
A C16 house extended in 1822 in gault brick by the Brereton family. Award-winning work includes remodelling of the west front and extensive interior restoration including unbricking five Georgian windows.
One of only four abbeys of the Poor Clares, Bruisyard Hall was founded by Maud, Countess of Ulster, in 1354 and was occupied by many courtly ladies.
Burnham Westgate is a Sir John Soane masterpiece built by Thomas Pitt, 1st Lord Camelford.
The grade-I listed gatehouse of Butley Priory, built under prior William de Geystone (1311-1322), is virtually all that remains of the Augustinian Priory founded here in 1171.
Probably the finest surviving merchant's town house in England, grade-one listed Clifton House provides 'the most remarkable catalogue of building periods from the middle ages onwards' (Pevsner).
The medieval manor house rises straight from a spectacular moat. It sits in an acre of formal garden inside the moat (designed by Chelsea Gold Medal winner George Carter).
A chance to see restoration in progress: Palladian mansion of 1753-8, burnt in 1917, asset stripped in 1950.
An avenue of double oaks leads to a mellow Tudor building with fine detailing, surrounded by a large, fish-filled moat with two outer moats. The site dates from the Anglo-Saxon period.
This large, authentic Queen Anne house with medieval origins is home to an enthusiastic extended family and a haunting of ghosts.
Elsing Hall is a grade 1 listed moated medieval manor house dating from about 1470.
A visit to Elton Hall is like a walk through history as it reflects the changing tastes and vision of each generation, making it the unique and magical place it is today.
This elegant, red-brick manor house in a Palladian style features two of the four original columns that enclosed a courtyard flanked by stables.
The story of the building provides the clues that inform the conservation strategies and details.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and baptised at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John and Mary Gainsborough.
Built circa 1560 by the de Glemham Family, Glemham Hall is now owned by Major Philip Hope-Cobbold who inherited it from his uncle in 1994.
Late medieval manor, with C18 additions, adjacent to outer bailey of ruined Norman castle, destroyed 1173.
Haughley Park is a Grade 1 listed red-brick manor house of 1620 set in gardens, park and woodland. The north wing was rebuilt in the Georgian style in 1820.
Grade II Elizabethan farmhouse situated in the Waveney Valley, additional wings added in C17 & C18.
The 900 year old Norman keep of Hedingham Castle stands in 160 acres of spectacularly beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland where the Lindsay family, descendants of the original owners, the De Veres, still live.
Helmingham and the Tollemache family have been together for many hundreds of years.
The tropics in Suffolk with 100 palms, 20 bananas, 200 bamboos and 30-foot tiered walk leading to a ‘Thai’ pavilion.
"…East Anglia has some of the most delicious little moated manor houses straight out of a story book. One of my favourites belongs to Charles and Lynda Tucker at Hindringham.
A Tudor house built by Sir Thomas Tindall for a manor dating back to the 13th century. Seized by the Crown in 1661 and sold to Sir Cyril Wyche, a President of the Royal Society.
Steeped in history, Holkham Hall on the north Norfolk coast has the perfect setting; surrounded by rolling parkland, rich in wildlife.
Originally a Saxon manor given to Sir Roger Huse (also spelled Husee, Hose or Hosey) in 1312 by John de Buick, hence the name Hoses Hall.
Houghton Hall is one of the grandest survivors of the Palladian era, built in the 1720s for Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.
The hall itself is a stunning Grade II listed Georgian manor house, nestling within eight acres of tree-lined, beautifully manicured gardens and is partially surrounded by a moat that leads you gently towards a private gate opposite Hutton’s 14th century village Church.
Ingatestone Hall is a 16th-century mansion built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor monarchs.
Island Hall is an important mid 18th century mansion, owned and restored by an award-winning interior designer.
Kentwell Hall is one of England’s finest Tudor houses, developed in stages between about 1500 and 1578. The house is fully moated and reached by two original bridges.
The tallest Tudor gatehouse in the country, Layer Marney Tower was built in the 1520's by Lord Marney, friend to both Henry VII and Henry VIII.
Linden House is one of the most important buildings in this historic Suffolk town. The house originated as a Tudor period farmhouse, being converted to a Georgian townhouse in the 18th century.
Moated hall built mid C15 and purchased by Horatio, diplomat brother of Sir Robert Walpole, in C18. Extended in the 1860s by the 4th and 5th Earls of Orford, it remains a Walpole family home. Gardens feature roses, especially classic varieties, themed borders, ruined church, Victorian follies, wildflower meadow, birdhide and arboretum.
Light lunch or supper following morning and evening tours can be arranged directly with Mannington Hall. Ring 01263 584175 for more information.
One-acre walled garden filled with old-fashioned flowers. Tours by the expert owner and garden writer.
Old Hall is an Elizabethan lawyer’s country house, with a decorated porch, wallpaintings of hunting scenes and many original features.
The ‘outstanding individual house’ in east Suffolk (Bettley & Pevsner, 2015). Grade I, C16 moated hall, still a family home, a perfect example of unspoilt late medieval architecture.
A pretty Georgian building, formally a stable and coach house which, 25 years ago, was fully converted to form an elegant and delightful house.
Raveningham Hall is the Grade II* listed home of Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE DL and his family. The Bacons have been at Raveningham since 1735, today the site comprises 10 acres of gardens and a 5,500 acre rural estate.
Grade I early 17th century house by Sir Roger Townshend with interiors redesigned by William Kent dating from 1725.
Rectory Manor is considered to be one of the finest rectories in Suffolk, set at the heart of a tiny quintessentially English village with a Norman church and thatch cottages. The house is Georgian in appearance but some parts date back over 1000 years. The gardens extend to approximately three acres. The Book of Psalms was written here by the then Reverend Hopkins, who is buried in the church graveyard.
This remarkably complete brick-built Tudor manor house sits on monastery remains recorded in the Domesday Book.
Althorp House was built in 1508, by the Spencer Family, for the Spencers, as it has remained for the last 500 years.
Crowning a hill in rural Leicestershire, Belvoir Castle has been the home to the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067. With extraordinary views the castle remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.
Boughton is both a family home and one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes. The house is renowned for its outstanding collections of fine art, furniture, tapestries, porcelain and carpets.
Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.
Casterne Hall is a Grade II* manor house set high above the Manifold Valley in its own grounds in the heart of the Peak District.
Cotesbach Estate today is what remains of the property bought by the Marriott family in 1759. The Estate is made up of a collection of historic buildings including Cotesbach Hall, The Manor, The Stable Yard and a walled kitchen garden.
Cottesbrooke Hall is a fine red brick and stone Queen Anne house, begun in 1702. It contains English and Continental furniture and porcelain, and a renowned picture collection - particularly of sporting and equestrian subjects.
Courteenhall House, built in 1792, is a stunning example of classic Georgian architecture, built by Samuel Saxon.
Deene Park has been the home of the Brudenell family for 500 years since 1514 and was the seat of the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854.
Doddington is a much-loved family home, built between 1593 and 1600 by Robert Smythson for Thomas Tailor, who was a lawyer, the Recorder to the Bishop of Lincoln.
Dowsby Hall, Lincolnshire, is a Jacobean house with a fine ashlar limestone east elevation, built probably around 1610 for the Burrell family.
Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park offers beautiful lakeside gardens, a contemporary walled garden, an adventure playground and a variety of animals and birds.
Exton Park is a large traditional English country estate that has been the home of the Noel family (the Earls of Gainsborough) for over 400 years.
Eyam Hall, built in 1672, just six years after the plague in Eyam, is a wonderfully unspoilt example of a small Jacobean Manor House.
Goadby Marwood Hall is a 17th-century Grade II* house next to a beautiful 13th-century church in a tiny village just north of Melton Mowbray. In 1750 a new Palladian-style south wing was built. The 180-acre estate was a subsidiary holding of the Duke of Rutland and often the residence of members of his family.
Grimsthorpe Castle sits amongst rolling Lincolnshire countryside surrounded by gardens, extensive historic woodland and a 50-acre lake.
Home to Lord and Lady Edward Manners, Haddon Hall is one of the country’s most elegant stately homes.
Harlaxton Manor is a building that takes its inspiration from the country houses of Elizabethan England.
Steeped in history, this beautiful country house once entertained Henry VIII and has evolved over hundreds of years to become the timeless escape it is today.
Holme Pierrepont Hall is the earliest brick building in Nottinghamshire, built by Sir William Pierrepont in 1500 and still lived in by his descendants.
Irnham Hall is a stunning stone Grade II listed mansion built from 1510 with additional Jacobean Tudor and Victorian influenced architecture.
The only Stately Home designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, Kelham Hall is a masterpiece sitting within 44 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire.
Built in 1732, successive owners and influences have left their imprint on this elegant Palladian style home.
Nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside, and yet only a short drive from the motorway network, Lamport has a story worth hearing.
Melbourne Hall is home to Lord & Lady Ralph Kerr and their family. They live there throughout the year and open their house to the public during the month of August.
Ogston Hall is an interesting example of the organic growth of the English country house, comprising four distinct architectural periods all unified within a Victorian envelope.
Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of the arts and played a significant part in the artistic and literary world at the beginning of the 20th-century.
Rockingham Castle has stood on this wonderful escarpment position for almost 950 years.
Scawby Hall is a Grade 1-listed, Jacobean manor house that was first begun by Richard Nelthorpe (1569-1640) in 1603 and has been lived in by members of the Nelthorpe family ever since.
Southwick Hall comprises architecture of many centuries, notably the 14th, 16th, 18th and 19th. Although altered many times, the house still retains much of its original medieval layout.
Stanford Hall was built in the time of William and Mary. It is surrounded by ancient parkland rich in natural history and beauty and a further 900 acres. We are a grade 1 listed private stately home that has been in the same family for over 300 years.
This authentically recreated miner’s cottage is the birthplace of world renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence.
This magnificent Jacobean house has a history that reaches back into the 16th century, when it belonged to the Powdrills, a Roman Catholic family who lost their home and lands through their involvement in the regicidal Babington Plot.
Tissington Hall was built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert to replace the moated fortification that guarded the Norman Church of St Mary’s in the centre of the village.
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Grade II* Abberley Hall has been described by English Heritage as one of the finest remaining examples of a Victorian country house. Its history can be traced back to the medieval period but the current house was built by Samuel Daukes in 1845.
A finely proportioned Grade 1 Queen Anne house built by Smith of Warwick in 1714, the house retains much of its original panelling and decorative features.
Aldernham Park is a Grade II*-listed Palladian house. The house has strong links to Charles I who took refuge here in a priest hole from Oliver Cromwell (leaving his coat behind). Later, Charles II presented the Acton family with a fine portrait of Charles I, which still hangs in the Saloon to this day.
Arbury Hall has been the seat of the Newdegate family for over 450 years and is the ancestral home of Viscount Daventry.
Berkeley is a stunning mediaeval castle which has been the home of the Berkeley family since 1153.
Much altered in the 19th century, Broadward Hall has a Regency Gothic appearance. A much earlier dwelling is recorded in a deed of 1650s. In 1672, hearth tax records Broadward Hall had 7 hearths - more than any other house in the area apart from Abcott Manor.
Brockworth Court near Cheltenham is an atmospheric and part-timbered house that dates from the 1290’s with additions in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries.
This Regency Greek Revival house has an interesting social history as it was owned by David Ricardo.
The Simpson family have been conducting guided tours around their home since the 1960s. The newest addition to the tour these days is the large archaeological dig.
Catton Estate has been owned by the same family since 1405. The new house built in 1745 is lived in as a private family home and retains most of its original contents and architectural features.
Chavenage is a wonderful Elizabethan house of mellow grey Cotswold stone and tiles which contains much of interest for the discerning visitor.
Chillington Hall is an enchanting 18th century house, it is a product of two differing Georgian styles.
The Mansion, as it locally known today, was built by the 1st Earl on the foundations of the original Tudor-Jacobean house – it is also believed to be built on the same site as the original Cirencester castle, built c.1107.
The name Coughton (pronounce "Coat-un") suggests a settlement or farm known for the hunting of woodcock or game birds.
From Gloucestershire in the 1790s to Somalia in the 1970s, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden traces the impact of one of the pivotal events in world history, in the place where it happened.
Located in the peaceful surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside and sitting at the foot of the beautiful and historic Malvern Hills, Eastnor Castle sits in 100 acres of grounds and is surrounded by a 5,000 acre estate.
Elmore Court is amongst England’s oldest family homes having been given to the Guise family in the 13th-century by the court of Henry 3rd.
Situated beside the longest village green in England and within beautiful parkland, Grade I listed Frampton Court is a magnificent mixture of Baroque and Palladian architecture. Built and lived in by the Clifford family since 1733, the interiors are described in Pevsner as 'lavish.. with joinery of the highest quality'.
Hagley Hall and Park are among the supreme achievements of eighteenth-century English architecture and landscape gardening. They remain largely the creation of one man, George, 1st Lord Lyttelton.
Hamswell House is a Jacobean, Queen Anne and Georgian Manor House set in a terraced garden.
Hardwick Hall is a grand early Georgian house with Grade II* status, built on a fresh site in 1720 by John Kynaston, who moved there from Hordley Hall.
Hardwicke Court is a late Georgian house designed by Sir Robert Smirke in the early 19th century.
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Worcestershire, Harvington Hall is a beautiful moated manor house with the largest surviving series of priest hides in the country and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings.
Grade II* manor house dating from the sixteenth century, remodelled & refaced in 1860 by William Baker and extended in 1888 by his nephew William Meath Baker, a close friend of Sir Edward Elgar, who stayed at Hasfield on many occasions and who featured several family members in his ‘Enigma Variations’.
Built in 1764 for Plowden Slaney by Shrewsbury architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, Hatton remains to this day within the same family and is one of Pritchard's most complete existing works. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens including a David Austin rose walk.
Hergest Croft Gardens lies in the heart of the Welsh Marches with stunning views towards the Black Mountains.
Over 60 acres of colourful flowers, magnificent forest trees, sweeping lawns and a chain of ornamental pools along the cultivated garden valley and providing a natural habitat for wildfowl and other wildlife.
Homme House is a peaceful country house in rural Much Marcle on the Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire borders.
A fine Caroline manor house built in the early 1680s in mellow red brick with stone quoins decorated with carved busts and with tall chimneys.
Ilmington Manor is a rambling Elizabethan Cotswold stone manor house, built 1590-1600 for Sir Thomas Andrew.
Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the village and the surrounding countryside.
Crenelated building, in parts dating back to Anglo Saxon times. Family home of the Scudamore family. Largest collection of Grinling Gibbons carvings in private ownership.
Kiftsgate is a glorious garden to visit throughout the seasons with spectacular views.
Found nestling at the foot of the wooded slopes of the Malvern Hills, with far-reaching views across the Severn Valley to the Cotswolds, Little Malvern Court provides the perfect blend of history and horticulture.
Designed in 1803 by John Nash, the Tudor gothic-style house is set in a park landscaped by Humphrey Repton.
Middleton Hall is set in 42 acres of the peaceful North Warwickshire countryside and run by an independent charitable trust. Spend the day exploring our historic manor house, exquisite gardens and grounds and independent shops in The Courtyard.
Millichope Park is a Greek-Revival building, with six Ionic pillars supporting its front portico.
Morton Hall Gardens enjoy a dramatic position atop a steep escarpment. Garden and park combine historic and new features and provide the backdrop for a vast plant collection. Accompanied by the owner or the Head Gardener, visitors take a tour through a series of distinctive but linked garden rooms.
Deep in a Cotswold valley, Owlpen Manor has been described as "the most beautiful place in England." The tudor manor house is steeped in 800 years of history, with arts and crafts furniture and its own community of ghosts.
Painswick Rococo Garden is the country's sole surviving complete rococo garden.
Perrycroft is an Arts and Crafts house designed by the architect C F A Voysey, and built in 1895.
The thousand acre Pitchford Estate is a dairy, sheep and arable farm with extensive woodland located six miles south of Shrewsbury in one of England's most rural counties, Shropshire. The Estate is home to Pitchford Hall (Generals' Quarters), Windy Mundy Farm, Stockbatch Granary and Tree House Barn, four holiday lets available as holiday accommodation for groups of up to 14, 16, 14 and 4 respectively.
Ragley Hall has been the ancestral seat of the Hertford family for over 300 years. It is set in thousands of acres of its own estate overlooking unspoilt Warwickshire countryside.
Rodmarton Manor is a unique Arts and Crafts Manor House containing furniture made locally and with a stunning early 20th-century garden.
Sezincote is a Mughal Indian palace set in the Cotswold Hills, created by the nabob Charles Cockerell in 1805.
Worcestershire's best kept secret, Spetchley Park Gardens is an ever changing garden which has been owned and tended to by the Berkeley family for over four hundred years.
One of the most beautiful homes in England, Adlington Hall, home of the Leghs from 1315 was built on the site of a Hunting Lodge in the Forest of Macclesfield in 1040.
Arley Hall & Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. Visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home.
Bramall Hall is a superb example of a Tudor Manor House with origins dating back to the Middle Ages.
Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since Tudor times.
Capesthorne Hall, built between 1719 and 1732 and set in 100 acres of picturesque Cheshire parkland, has been touched by nearly 1,000 years of history.
The Cholmondeley Family have resided in this part of Cheshire since the Norman times. The gardens were originally laid out in the early 19th Century using architectural elements from the formal gardens of the Old Hall.
Combermere Abbey was originally a cistercian Monastery dating from 1133, became a Tudor Manor and then re-modelled in 1820 in the Gothic style for Viscount Combermere, one of Wellington’s favourite generals.
Quintessentially English, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Jacobean house.
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester is the former home of the famous author and her family.
A garden of 12 acres. The setting is in a valley cut of the surrounding fields over millennia by a tributary of the river Lune called Artle Beck.
Henbury Hall is set in under 600 acres of park and farmland with 12 acres of gardens. Several houses have stood on site and there is a house recorded here in the Domesday Book. The present house is a unique landmark house of the 20th Century which was built in the 1980's in the Palladian style, its design being based on Andrea Palladio's Villa Rotunda near Vicenza in Italy.
Steeped in history and commanding breathtaking views across Lancashire, Hoghton Tower offers something for everyone at all times of year.
Knowsley has been the home to the Earls of Derby since 1385, and the Hall, set in an extensive private park, houses a splendid and historically important collection of fine art.
Leighton Hall is located in North Lancashire, it is nestled in a bowl of parkland, against a backdrop of the Lake District hills.
The fine Palladian style house was commissioned by Sir Thomas Clifton in 1752 to replace a previous house on the site, the seat of the Clifton family.
Meols Hall is a 17th-century Manor House with subsequent additions containing an interesting collection of paintings and furniture. The house has been in the Hesketh family for 27 generations and is still privately owned.
Peover Hall is an Elizabethan house and a rare gem that boasts a fascinating history and is still used today as a family home. The hall’s rich history stems back to 1585 when it was built by Sir Randle Mainwaring.
Poulton Hall is a 17th century country house, but the site has been occupied by the same family for over 900 years.
Rode Hall is a beautiful early eighteenth century country house with a fine collection of porcelain and extensive gardens set in a Repton landscape.
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Medieval Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. Our speciality shops, restaurant, adventure playground, events and educational programmes combine to make Tatton one of the most popular family days out in the North West.
The Old Medicine house is a complete C16 timber framed building with a rare timber framed chimney; 10 foot square at its base. The integrity of the restoration gives the house an atmosphere permanence and security, but it also reflects the energy off its past identities: patent medicine manufactory and pub amongst them.
A Victorian Italianate Palazzo built by the owner's great great great grandfather to designs by Sir Charles Lanyon, on a private estate of 1100 acres. It is the home of Lord and Lady Dunleath and has been in their family for 170 years.
Situated in a sheltered valley in the foothills of the Sperrin mountains in Ireland’s County Tyrone, you come across an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
The Montgomery family have lived at this historic estate, one of the finest in Northern Ireland, since 1798.
Glenarm Castle is the home of Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family. The present castle has been in the McDonnell family since it was first built in 1636 and has been their primary residence since moving from Dunluce Castle in 1639.
Grey Abbey House specialises in hosting historical, architectural and horticultural groups and we are able to provide lunch, tea and dinner by arrangement.
Larchfield Estate is set in 600 acres of countryside, just 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre and 1hr 30 from Dublin. It has extensive hertiage, from stone walled barns and cottages to cobbled courtyards and acres of gardens. The Estate is family run with a multi award winning events team onsite.
Lissan is an enchanting country house set at the heart of a 267 acre demesne and nestling in a prime location in the valley of the Lissan Water. The estate lies just 1.5 miles north of Cookstown at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone.
Lissanoure Castle is situated at the foot of the Glens of Antrim and is on an island site in the heart of a private family demesne owned by Peter and Emily Mackie. It is surrounded by ornamental canals, lakes and parkland.
Montalto is a privately owned estate nestled in the picturesque surroundings of the County Down countryside.
Redhall was probably an Elizabethan tower house which has been expanded by succeeding generations. The house is tucked away in the centre of the estate surrounded by mature woodland and parkland providing an oasis of serenity from the modern world.
The origins of Alnwick Castle date back to the Norman period. Since 1309 its story has been intertwined with that of the Percy family, a family with a history as illustrious as the Castle's own.
The Auckland Project is building a brand new visitor destination in Bishop Auckland, with Auckland Castle as its centrepiece. Located in and around the 900-year-old Prince Bishop’s Castle, it will include new, world-class galleries, museum, restaurants and parkland.
With its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period, Bamburgh has dominated its volcanic outcrop and the surrounding countryside for centuries.
Brancepeth Castle was the stronghold of the Neville family in medieval times. The Battle of Neville's Cross, between England and Scotland, was planned in the castle's Baron's Hall.
A grand Georgian country house B&B one mile from Bamburgh with afternoon teas, private garden, super-king beds & ample parking.
Home to the Beaumont family since 1810, the Palladian building sits by the River Tyne at Bywell, Northumberland.
Chillingham Castle is a 13th century, Grade I listed stronghold in Northumberland, famed for action and battles.
Chipchase Castle is a rugged border castle of the 14th century consisting of a great Pele tower with corner turrets.
We’d like to welcome you to the Coach House and Gardens at Eggleston Hall, a Greek revival Georgian home redesigned in 1816 by Ignatius Bonomi, which overlooks the River Tees in outstanding surroundings.
The Preston pele tower, which is owned by GJ Baker Cresswell, was built between 1392 and 1399, when warfare between England and Scotland was endemic.
This impressive and complete 14th-century fortress of the powerful Nevills, with nine towers set in 200 acres of landscaped deer park and picturesque walled garden, has been home to Lord & Lady Barnard's family since 1626.
Completed in 1735 by its owner, Sir Thomas Robinson, a leading amateur architect of his day, Rokeby Park represents the heyday of the Palladian-style country house.
Wynyard Hall is surrounded by 150 acres of historic parkland. The opulent State Rooms boast many of their original period features, and the gardens (one of the largest rose gardens in the UK) are home to 3,000 dazzling David Austin roses.
Visit Abbotsford and discover the life, times and obsessions of one of Scotland’s most important national figures; a writer, but so much more than that, too!
A garden has existed at Ardchattan for over 700 years, since Valliscaulian monks, from a little know order in Burgundy, first settled here, on the north shore of Loch Etive.
Home to the Dundas family for nearly 450 years, Arniston is a 6,000+ acre estate nestled just 11 miles from Edinburgh.
Ayton Castle is an important Scottish baronial mansion to the east of Ayton in the Scottish Borders. The present castle dates largely from the 19th century. The castle is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant parks and gardens.
Ballindalloch Castle is first and foremost a much-loved family home and one of the very few privately owned castles to be lived in continuously by its original family.
The foundation stone for Balmoral Castle was laid by Queen Victoria on 28th September 1853 and can be found at the foot of the wall adjacent to the West face of the entrance porch.
With a 16th-century peel tower at its core Bemersyde House is an imposing house set within fine gardens and grounds close to the burgh of Melrose in the Borders.
You’ll find Blair Castle in the traditional Scottish village of Blair Atholl at the entrance to the Cairngorms National Park.
Bowhill House has been the principal home of the Scotts of Buccleuch for over two centuries. The House’s history gives it many great tales.
Brechin Castle stands proud on a massive bluff of rocks above the River Southesk on the site of a much older fortress belonging to the Scottish kings.
A traditional Scottish family garden combining herbaceous plants, shrubs, annuals and fruit trees as well as fine specimen trees.
Cairnbulg Castle is a z-plan castle situated in Cairnbulg, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Cambo estate has been in the Erskine family since the late 1670s however the current house was only built in 1881 after a fire devastated the old house in 1879. Still the family home of the Erskine's, Cambo house is much more than just a country house hotel.
Cardross is situated on the fringe of the Scottish Highlands and borders the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Situated near to the delightful Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer in Easter Ross, Scotland, Castle Leod is surely one of the most beautiful, romantic and unspoilt castles in the Highlands.
Cawdor Castle dates from the late 14th-century, having been built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor, with the ancient medieval tower built around the legendary holly tree – wherever you look, Cawdor Castle is steeped in intrigue and history.
Corehouse is a pioneering example of the Tudor architectural revival in Scotland, designed by Sir Edward Blore and situated above the famous Corra Lynn Falls of Clyde.
Built by William Adam in 1729, over the old house dating from the 14th century (earliest records).
Dalmeny House was completed in 1817 and sits in rolling parkland to the West of Edinburgh. With spectacular views overlooking the Firth of Forth, the house is home to The 7th Earl and Countess of Rosebery.
Dirnanean is a 1.5 hectare garden with 7 hectares of recently replanted and restored Policies.
Drumlanrig Castle is the Dumfriesshire home of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry.
Drummond has all the characteristics of a courtly, 17th century Scottish Renaissance garden.
Duart Castle proudly guards the sea cliffs of the Isle of Mull, while enjoying one of the most spectacular and unique positions on the West Coast of Scotland.
Georgian Gem, nestling within 2,000 acres of scenic Ayrshire countryside in south-west Scotland. Commissioned by William Crichton Dalrymple, the 5th Earl of Dumfries.
Dundas Castle is a 5 star exclusive use venue, perfect for corporate and private events and weddings. Steeped in history, the Auld Keep is 600 years old and the newer building is 200 years. Situated within its private estate of 500 acres, 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh and 15 minutes from the airport. Beautiful throughout with 17 bedrooms; ideal for residential events.
Dunninald Castle is a family home with an acclaimed walled garden, set in a planned landscape of woods and wild garden. Dunninald was built in 1824 by the architect James Gillespie Graham in the Gothic Revival style.
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress which was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland.
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms.
Duns Castle, named Venue of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Event Awards, is an idyllic, exclusive-use venue for weddings, film shoots, holidays, meetings and events.
Any visit to the Isle of Skye would be incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, with its 5* grading from Visit Scotland.
What could be better than exploring a beautiful Scottish Castle? Built by architect William Adam in 1721, Floors Castle is Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle and home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe.
Foulis (Gaelic "Fo-glais" a streamlet) has of old been the home of Clan Munro. Acquired by a Munro Chief in the early 14th centruy. Plans of the original castle are long since lost, but the grounds still contain the site of an 11th-century mott (a manmade mound topped by a wooden palisade).
Gallery House was designed and built by the Edinburgh contractor Thomas Wilkie, in 1677-1682.
Royal residence of the Lyon family since 1372 and legendary setting of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.
Located in one of Scotland’s finest sporting estates, Gordon Castle is an exclusive use venue available for weddings, events and corporate hire.
Gosford House, the seat of the Earls of Wemyss and March, is set in 5,000 acres of combined coast and parkland in East Lothian on the south side of the Firth of Forth and close to the celebrated golf courses of Muirfield, Gullane and Craigielaw.
Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.
Hopetoun House is a unique gem of Europe's architectural heritage and undoubtedly 'Scotland's Finest Stately Home'.
Pitmuies has known three periods – the first of a house recorded in the late 1500s. Remains of that house, with its worn stone spiral staircase, faces south over the garden.
Our 13th-century castle has had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artist and is the home of the Boyle family.
One of the more spectacular Victorian castles set in superb scenery of Royal Deeside. The castle is a late-Victorian Arts-and-Crafts fantasy on Scottish tower-house architecture. Kincardine Castle sits at the heart of the Kincardine Estate and offers world class hospitality from the laird & his wife.
Steeped in history and grandeur, Kinross House and its fabulous estate setting provide one of Scotland’s finest exclusive use destinations.
A strong and well-preserved keep or Pele tower with suitably rugged interiors; Lennoxlove, at its heart, was extended in the 17th-century into a more comfortable house.
Manderston is a stunning example of Edwardian architecture, the supreme country house in Scotland of it’s era.
A Georgian silk merchant’s house located in Spitalfields and sensitively converted for use as the head office of the charity the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
Gardens and grounds free to members. Closed Mondays. Free entry not valid on event days
Belont is a neo-classical brick country house by Samuel Wyatt, faced in pale mathematical tiles with Coade stone dressings. The light interior includes a fine staircase, hall and interesting collections of Indian and English furniture, as well as an outstanding clock collection.
The eleven hundred acre, privately owned Bignor Park Estate is situated in stunning surroundings at the foot of the magnificent South Downs.
The Charles Dickens Museum is the leading centre for the study, appreciation and enjoyment of the life and work of Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
Charlton House illustrates a little-represented phase in the evolution of the English country house. The original oak staircase remains alongside beautiful fireplaces and plasterwork ceilings.
Chevening is the earliest known example of a compact double-pile house, traditionally attributed to Inigo Jones.
A historic house with Tudor origins, Victorian rooms that was rebuilt in the 1800s to resemble a medieval castle, set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside.
Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), composer, pianist, and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’.
Cowdray Heritage is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses and is known to have been visited by both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
Doddington Place is surrounded by wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.
Emery Walker's House, which was a private home until 1999, has the most complete and authentic Arts & Crafts interiors in the UK.
The Victorian mansion sits in some 90 acres of grounds including pleasure gardens, woodlands and flower meadows.
Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, Farleys conjures up an extraordinary atmosphere that testifies to its position as a meeting place for some of the key personalities in twentieth century art.
Firle Place has been the home of the Gage family for over 500 years, and is a house with a rich history and extraordinary collection of old master paintings, porcelain and furniture.
Folkington Manor is a beautiful grade II* listed English country home nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park between Lewes and Eastbourne in East Sussex.
Glynde Place is situated at the top of the village of Glynde and has commanding views over the Weald and Sussex Downs.
Godinton is a comfortable, much-loved home; each room has a different feel, a contrast on a theme, not designed by architect or curator but for the taste and enjoyment of those who lived here over the centuries and now for visitors.
Goodnestone Park was built in 1704 by Brook Bridges who had recently purchased the estate. The date of the house is scratched onto a brick on the main front.
Goodwood House, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, is open to the public for 60 days a year.
Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd - it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles.
Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I.
A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, High Beeches is a botanical treasure trove planted with many rare trees and shrubs.
A less well known but delightful private home, centerpiece of a rural estate situated in the Weald of Kent in a wonderful parkland setting.
In 1889, seeking a winter retreat from their Holland Park house and studio and wishing to escape the smogs of London that caused George's bad health, G F and Mary Watts stayed with friends in Compton.
Loseley House is situated only a short distance from London in acres of rolling parkland with views that have changed very little in 500 years. The house is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture featuring many fine works of art. Loseley was built as a family home and it still remains so.
Mentioned in the Doomsday Survey, the Manor of Lullingstone came into the current family’s ownership in the 14th Century.
Welcome to England’s longest medieval water filled moat. This picturesque island offers a great day out for all the family.
We’re most well-known for our spectacular 10 acre Edwardian gardens featuring a topiary garden, rock and water garden, arboretum and rose garden.
Parham is a traditional stone E-shaped Elizabethan mansion, built in 1557. Idyllically set in the heart of an ancient deer park, below the South Downs, the Elizabethan house contains an important collection of needlework, paintings and furniture.
At Pashley you will discover 11 acres of beautiful borders and vistas - the culmination of a lifetime of passion for gardening and an admiration of the tradition of the English Country garden. These award winning gardens are family owned and maintained - visitors often express delight at the attention to detail displayed throughout and the intimate, peaceful atmosphere.
Penns in the Rocks is an early 18th-century redbrick house, built for the family of William Penn of Pennsylvania.
Quex House was built in 1812, and many of the passions and interests of its builder John Powell Powell can still be seen today, including a collection of Napoleonic memorabilia, a collection of naval canon and the distinctive boat-shaped curve to two of the publicly accessible rooms.
Restoration House is the amalgamation of two medieval buildings which were combined in the late 16th or early 17th-century to create a mansion house just outside the city wall of Rochester.
170 years of continual planting by six generations of the same family has created a rich and valuable plant collection for visitors to enjoy at Riverhill.
Saint Hill Manor, located on the outskirts of East Grinstead, is reputed to be the finest 18th century sandstone building in Sussex. It is also one of the few historical attractions that is open to the public all year round, even during the autumn and winter months.
From its conception, Spencer House was recognised as one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built in London and a building of unique importance in the history of English architecture.
Enchanting medieval timber-framed house in the pretty downland village of Bramber, with fine panelled interiors and five acres of beautiful gardens.
Stansted Park is home to stunning weddings, forest walks, afternoon teas and some of the best events in the south! Visit the Mansion with its State rooms and fully furnished Servants' Quarters for a real sense of a bygone era.
Set in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Charterhouse has been living the Nation's history since 1348.
The origins of The Garth, also known as The Garth Pleasure Grounds, go back to 1729 when the Lingfield parish drew up a contract, with a local carpenter Thomas Stanford, to build a new workhouse at a cost of £290. It provided basic schooling for boys making shoes, hats, bonnets and waistcoats.
Commissioned in 1616 by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, the Queen's House is the first purely classical building in Britain and represents a turning point in english architecture.
Titsey Place in Oxted, Surrey is an impressive manor house with beautiful gardens set in the stunning countryside of the North Downs.
In 1807 J.M.W. Turner, England’s greatest landscape painter, bought himself a large plot of land between Twickenham and Richmond Bridge. He once declared that “if he could have his life again, he would have been an architect”, and in building Sandycombe Lodge he was able to indulge that wish.
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Ardington House is a Georgian masterpiece which we invite you to make your own for the most special of occasions.
Ashridge is one of the most beautiful and historically significant parks and gardens in England.
The garden at Benington Lordship sits on an ancient fortified site which has been occupied since Saxon times. What you see today are the earthworks of a medieval motte and bailey castle and the ruins of a Norman keep, now a listed monument.
Broughton Castle is a moated and fortified manor house near Banbury in North Oxfordshire.
Chenies Manor was originally the seat of the Bedford family, visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. It is now the family home of the Macleod Matthews family.
Claydon’s gardens and park surround Claydon House and are a classic example of fine English country house gardens.
Dorney Court is one of England's outstanding Tudor Manor Houses. Grade 1 Listed, acknowledged for its architectural and historical importance while combining great character and warmth.
There is an inscription on a stone staircase in Englefield Gardens which reads, “If you help towards Englefield Garden either in flowers or invention you shall be welcome thither”.
Gorhambury House was commissioned by James Grimston, the 3rd Viscount Grimston and constructed in the years 1777-84 by Sir Robert Taylor.
Nestled in the heart of the Chiltern Hills this Grade I listed country house estate offers the idyllic setting for weddings and events.
Harlington is a medium-sized, village centre manor house, with 14th-century hall house origins.
Highclere Castle is a magnificent family home, often described as ‘the finest occupied Victorian mansion in England’. Owned by the Carnarvon Family for over 300 years, we hope visitors will discover its treasures throughout the tours of the State rooms as well as exploring the Egyptian Exhibition.
Brewing since 1849, Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family owned, fifth generation brewery based in the heart of the Cotswold Hills.
Kingston Bagpuize House remains a family home. Surrounded by garden and parkland this beautiful early Georgian style house is in red brick with stone quoins, banding and window surrounds.
Set in 250 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is one of England's most colourful stately homes.
With lovely views and stunning grounds, Micklefield Hall is the ideal setting for your country house wedding or private party.
Moggerhanger Park is a 33 acre estate in the middle of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside.
Munden is a much cherished family home and estate. It is situated in a unique location inside the M25 and 17 miles north of Marble Arch.
Welcome to Nether Winchendon House, an enchanting Medieval and Tudor Manor House and Country House Wedding Venue.
Late medieval/early Tudor timber-framed farmhouse with original inglenook fireplace, signed late 16th century glass window and original beams throughout.
Shaw House is one of the best preserved Elizabethan mansions in England, built by Thomas Dolman in 1581. Over the centuries Shaw House has welcomed royalty, seen action during the Civil War, housed soldiers during World War II and schooled generations of local children.
St Paul's Walden Bury is a notable landscape garden, laid out in the early 18th-century, covering about 50 acres.
Stanstead Bury is an intriguing house of Tudor origin. Originally a monastic property, it has been occupied for the majority of this period since the dissolution by three families: the Baeshes, Fieldes and Trowers.
Stonor Park has been the Stonor family’s residence for 850 years making it one of the oldest family homes still lived in today.
In the 18th-century, the powerful Temple-Grenville family chose to create an idyllic landscape filled with temples. Amidst these enchanting gardens, they built the most lavish temple of all, Stowe House, famous during its 18th-century heyday as an important artistic masterpiece.
Sulgrave Manor is a Tudor and Georgian house built by direct ancestors of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
The London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family were granted the former monastic site at the end of the 16th-century.
Turvey House is a Grade I listed country house, set in 150 acres of surrounding parkland by the river Great Ouse in Bedfordshire.
This splendid mansion, built by Ferdinand de Rothschild in the style of Louis XIV, boasts an extensive art collection and immaculate furnishings.
Set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park, with 10 species of deer roaming free, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years. Today it is occupied by the 15th Duke and his family.
Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years.
Substantial 16th century timber framed hall house with large 17th century porch all encased in Regency remodeling of circa 1815. The current owner’s family have lived here since 1906.
Our beautiful grade II* house is a venue for shooting parties, simulated game shooting, celebrations, corporate events and house and garden tours.
A fine Grade II* house, built in 1612 by Sir Edward Trevor overlooking the Ceiriog Valley on the Wales/Shropshire border, which was then extended in the early 1800s.
Cornwall House is the last remaining privately occupied house in main shopping steeet of Monmouth.
Home of the Allen family for 250 years, the fine stone façade of Cresselly presents a lovely symmetry as you approach the house from the main drive.
Fonmon is one of few medieval castles which are still lived in as a home. Since it was built by the St. John family c1200, it has only changed hands once.
Glyn Cywarch is a Grade II* listed gentry house, originally built by William Wynn in 1616. It is an ambitious building of Renaissance character, displaying a character distinctive of its region, accompanied by a walled garden. It has been and still is, the Harlech family seat since the 1800s.
An ancient house with a Victorian facade. Situated far from any city yet at the heart of Welsh History, Art & Politics.
Hartsheath is a Grade II* 18th and 19th-century country house, set in a 19th-century landscape park.
Every inch a family home, Iscoyd is not stuffy or formal but relaxed and welcoming - a classical Georgian house with a modern attitude.
Stunning 15-acre garden laid out in C18. The Rhyd-y-Meirch stream creates sound and movement throughout the garden as it flows into ponds, through the round garden, over cascades and beneath flagstone bridges.
Picturesque Regency house in a lovely secluded setting in a remote part of Denbighshire. Welsh scholars William Owen Pughe and son Aneurin Owen, assembled the Mysevin Manuscripts, (housed in National Library of Wales).
A borders long house with cruck frames of circa 1540, with later extensions and Regency Gothick windows.
Surrounded by a spectacular 40 acre RHS Partner Garden, Picton Castle originated in the 13th century, with a splendid Georgian wing added in the 1790s.
Plas Brondanw was built by Clough Williams-Ellis's ancestor around 1550. He was given the house by his father in 1908. "It was for Brondanw's sake that I worked and stinted" he wrote, "for its sake that I chiefly hoped to prosper".
Described as one of North Wales’ best kept secrets is Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens.
Plas Dinam has a warm and welcoming feel whilst being grand enough to create that big wow factor.
Built circa 1573 as an estate farm by Dr John Gwynn, of the Wynne family of Gwydir, descendants of Owain Gwynedd, last king of North Wales.
Stradey Castle, near Llanelli, is the home of the Mansel Lewis family. The present House has remained virtually unchanged since it was built by the family in around 1850.
A Grade I-listed Victorian house in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, set in 10 acres of stunning gardens and woodlands with views across Llangorse lake to the Black Mountains.
“A Noble Mansion. It occupies a commanding situation from whence are surveyed some of the most interesting scenes in Monmouthshire.
Trevor Hall not only holds a significant place in Welsh History, but it is now a vibrant, characterful and quirky property which is both welcoming and fun.
Ty Mawr is a Grade II* listed Manor House. The original medieval house dates to the 15th century with sections of castellated wall and arch remaining.
Small Regency Country House (Grade II) with Victorian stable block and lodge cottage, apple lofts, walled garden and woodland walk.
The Great Hall is the heart of Athelhampton House. Built in 1485, it would have served as the entire accommodation.
Beaulieu has been home to the Montagu family since 1538, when Palace House was created from the Great Gatehouse of 13th-century Beaulieu Abbey.
Bickleigh Castle is an ancient water castle remodelled as a fortified manor house during the 15th Century and severely damaged in the 17th, since when it has been much restored.
An historic and beautiful mill house on the River Frome in Dorset, which blends original features with contemporary living. Inside, discover a striking glass floor and impressive art and sculpture collection.
Blackmore is one of the finest Manor Houses in Somerset, built in 1486 by Sir Thomas Tremayll.
Boconnoc is a beautiful country estate set within acres of breathtaking landscape available for exclusive hire events, weddings and parties.
Bowood House & Gardens; home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, surrounded by 2,000 acres of Grade 1 listed ‘Capability’ Brown parkland.
The magnificent Elizabethen Manor House overlooks the Avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest, just north of Fordingbridge.
One of the most interesting Tudor manor houses in Devon. Built in 1550, Cadhay retains the hall of an earlier house.
It is difficult not to be stunned when you visit Caerhays Castle and its 140 acre Gardens which are the home of the Williams family.
Grade I Elizabethan E-plan manor house set in 12 acres of gardens and parkland. Tudor features include linen-fold panelling and stone mullioned windows.
Castle Hill was built in 1730 as Earl Fortescue’s family home. The current custodians are the 15th generation of the Fortescue family to live in the Palladian house.
Chambercombe Manor is extremely interesting because of its history, location, age and legends.
Chapel Cleeve Manor started life in the 1450s as a hostel for pilgrims attending the chapel of St Mary, which was built by the monks of Cleeve Abbey in the mid 15th century.
Built by the Knight family in the 1580, the house has undergone centuries of change and development as it has passed through different hands.
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with Sarah Marsh, the owner of Coombe Trenchard, who will share her passion for restoring these charming Edwardian gardens.
Deans Court is an ancient house with fine Georgian facades, set in romantic gardens. It was formerly a Saxon monastery and has only had two owners in 1,300 years.
The present Delamore, the fourth house to be built on the Estate, was commissioned by Admiral Parker and built in 1859. Delamore has remained in the same family since 1688 when it was purchased from the Balmains by Sir George Treby of Plympton.
Edmonsham House is a charming blend of Tudor and Georgian architecture with interesting contents.
Medieval and Elizabethan house lived in by the Acland Hood family for 800 years. Woodland garden, views of the Quantocks and the sea. Naval associations.
Farringford is a Grade 1 listed building that was the main residence of renowned Victorian Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson from 1853 until his death until in 1892.
Fursdon House has evolved from a modest cob and thatch dwelling to the elegant Georgian manor house you see today. Behind its façade lie centuries of history.
Described in Simon Jenkins' Thousand Best Houses as being able to follow the house’s development through the walls.
Surrounded on all sides by its own private landscaped park the house stands witness to 800 years of history. Never demolished and rebuilt it has evolved with time reflecting the ups and downs of the families fortunes over the centuries.
View the inner workings of this full restoration project. Continuously inhabited since Domesday, Pevsner called Grade I-listed Halswell 'the most important house of its date in the county'.
Hartland Abbey is a fascinating house. Built across a narrow, wooded valley leading to an Atlantic cove a mile away, Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to The Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants live here today.
Heale House and its eight acres of beautiful gardens lie beside the river Avon at Middle Woodford, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Much of the house is unchanged since King Charles II hid here in 1651.
Built in the late 18th-century by the Woollcombe family, the current owners' ancestors, Hemerdon House contains a wealth of local and family history, with artefacts collected by the family through generations.
A unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.
Highcliffe Castle is a Grade I listed mansion built in the romantic gothic style. It was built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay in the early 1830s and remained a family home until the 1950s. It is situated on the cliff top with beach access and spectacular views across to the Isle of Wight.
Welcome to Hill Place, Swanmore, a Georgian country villa set within 20 acres of parkland. The ideal venue for your exclusive use, wedding, house party or event.
Houghton Lodge Gardens has been described by visitors as ‘the jewel of the Test Valley’, and ‘A stately pleasure-dome on the most romantic river in England’.
Iford Manor is medieval in origin, the classical facade being added in the 18th century when the hanging woodlands above the garden were planted.
Kelly House in its many guises has been home to the Kelly family for over 900 years and reflects the lives of a Devon Squirearchy.
Longleat House is set within 900 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.
Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland.
Mapperton House is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich. The family moved here from Hinchingbrooke House, near Huntingdon, in the 1950s, bringing with it the family collection.
Maunsel House is a beautiful manor house steeped in tremendous history with, we feel, more than a touch of eccentricity.
Milton Abbey School in Dorset was a Benedictine foundation, but only part of the church now survives and is used as the Milton Abbey School chapel.
The garden at Milton Lodge was conceived about 1900 by Mr Charles Tudway, the present owner’s great grandfather.
Small listed Georgian mansion, built in 1726. The property is arranged over four floors and is home to a life-size portrait of the Darley Arabian horse which was brought to this country in 1703.
Allerton Castle is one of England’s most elegant and illustrious gothic revival stately homes.
Birdsall House is home to the Willoughby family. Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, with breath taking views, this stunning house Is not normally open to the public and remains very much a family home.
Bolton Castle in Wensleydale provides a huge range of exciting things to do in Yorkshire.
Bramham Park was built in 1698 and its famous landscape laid out over the following 30 years by Robert Benson, 1st Lord Bingley.
Brockfield Hall is only six miles from York, but is in parkland little changed from when Benjamin Agar built the farm and walled-garden in 1799 and his house in 1804.
Built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within our family for more than four hundred years.
Burton Constable Hall & Grounds is East Yorkshire’s finest historic day out – there is so much to enjoy and discover for families of all ages!
Nothing quite prepares you for your first encounter with Carlton Towers. Hidden away in a quiet corner of rural Yorkshire, it combines history and beauty on an epic scale.
This virtual palace was the first great work of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh in 1699 for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle.
"Late Georgian manor built on site of castle, with wooded walks and follies stretching down to the river Ure and views over Wensleydale. Also a Victorian walled garden, still in full production today.
A delightful terraced woodland garden of lilies, ferns, hardy shrubs, roses and wild flowers surrounds this beautiful Palladian house designed by John Carr.
Danby on Yore has been in the Scrope family since the sixteenth century the family being settled locally early in the twelfth century.
Duncombe Park has sweeping grass terraces, towering veteran trees, and classical temples.
Unlock the splendour within one of England’s finest Georgian townhouses and let Fairfax House transport you to the glory days of city-living in 18th-century York.
Goldsborough Hall, built in the 1620s, is renowned for its Jacobean architecture and magnificent Robert Adam interiors.
Harewood House, built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles, is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors.
This attractive family home, with its stunning architecture, was designed and built by Thomas Worsley between 1750 and 1770.
Kiplin Hall is the delightful Jacobean country seat of George Calvert, founder of Maryland and 1st Lord Baltimore.
From the first glimpse of the Hall from between the farm buildings, to the moment the Mediaeval Courtyard opens up as visitors pass beneath the Tudor Gatehouse, Markenfield never fails to astound.
Newby Hall Gardens near Ripon is the perfect place to meet up with family and friends as there really is something for everyone.
Norton Conyers has a special atmosphere, resulting from almost 400 years of occupation by the same family. Recent excavations have shown that the house's origins are Anglo-Saxon.
Parcevall Hall Gardens are a renowned historic plantsman's garden laid out from 1927 onwards by the late Sir William Milner and set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Plumpton Rocks is a Grade 2* listed man-made lake and surrounding pleasure gardens against a backdrop of towering rocks eroded by the wind. It has been described by English Heritage to be of outstanding interest.
Ripley Castle and Gardens is situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house in North Yorkshire.
Uniquely situated on a dramatic cliff-top position, forming the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast, Sewerby Hall and Gardens enjoys spectacular views over Bridlington Bay.
Grade II* Arts and Crafts inspired house of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail.
Sutton Park is a fine example of early Georgian architecture overlooking beautiful parkland.
Magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion set in 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown.
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