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.
The site, which has been in the Darley family since 1557, sits in a bend of the River Derwent. It was once used as a castle for Edwin, King of Northumbria and the earth mound remains in the garden can be seen and explored.
Tour includes ground, first and second floor of house. Visitors are welcome to explore the garden, church and hydro at their leisure.
Postcode YO41 1XU brings you to the village of Buttercrambe. The entrance is in the middle on the north side of the road. Turn up through iron-crested gates, past the listed lodge house and up the drive.
Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival. Soup and sandwiches for lunch.
No wheelchair access to the house. The entrance hall is up a flight of 10 steps. There are limited gravel paths. Most of the garden access is across grass.
Grade I moated manor in extensive topiary gardens next to Norman church (included in tour) and fine turreted gatehouse. Restored by Sir Bill Cash MP in the 1970s, now home of writer Willi am Cash and wife Lady Laura. Tours include talk about Willi am Cash’s memoir Restoration Heart.