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Lytes Cary Manor

Somerton

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset


Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the... more

Montacute House

Montacute, Yeovil

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset


Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long... more

Dunster Castle

Dunster, Minehead

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset


Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has... more

Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey, Chard

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

Forde Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded mid-12th century, and has been a private home since 1543. The buildings seen today almost all existed when the monks departed. The interior was substantially remodelled in 1649-58 by Edmund Prideaux,... more

Tredegar House

Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent)

Tredegar House, Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent), Newport


Discover the history of Tredegar House Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one... more

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire


Discover the Beautiful Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and village Lacock Abbey was founded in 1232 and converted into a country house in the mid-16th century, the cloisters and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely... more

Chavenage House

Chavenage House, Chavenage, Tetbury

Chavenage House, Chavenage House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

A Cotswold manor pretty much unaltered for the last 400 years, Chavenage House in Gloucestershire is featuring as Trenwith House in the hugely popular Poldark. Prior to that it was probably best known as Candleford Manor in the series Larkrise to... more

Longleat House

Warminster

Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire

Widely agreed to be one of the finest examples of high Elizabthean architecture, Longleat House, sitting in 900 acres of parkland, was built in 1580 and is the stately home of the 7th Marquess of Bath – a direct descendant of Sir John Thynn, who... more

Bowood House & Gardens

Estate Office, Bowood House, Calne

Bowood House & Gardens, Estate Office, Calne, Wiltshire

The Marquis of Lansdowne, owner of Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire, says he aims to provide something of interest for ever age of visitor and he has managed to do that in spades. Bowood, built during the 18th century to the designs of Henry... more

Stourhead

Nr Mere, Warminster

Stourhead, Nr Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire


Discover Stourhead House Stourhead House is a Palladian mansion built in the 1720s, which was home to the Hoare family, who are the owners of Britain´s only surviving private bank. The entrance hall has a large collection of Hoare... more

Rodmarton Manor

Rodmarton, Cirencester

Rodmarton Manor, Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Rodmarton Manor is one of the last country houses to be built and furnished by hand between 1909 and 1929, using local stone, timber and local craftsmen. All the furniture was made especially for the house, to the Cotswold Arts and Crafts ideals.The... more

Lytes Cary Manor

Somerton

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset


Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the... more

Lydiard House

Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon

Lydiard House, Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire

The ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, Lydiard House near Swindon was once a thriving country estate visited by the great and good of England and still today its Palladian splendour is evident. Wander around the lovely rooms stuffed with... more

Montacute House

Montacute, Yeovil

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset


Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long... more

Sherborne Castle

New Road, Sherborne

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset

Sherborne Castle is an historic country house, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and extended by the Digby family whose stately home it has been since 1617. The rooms are a variety of styles from Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian to Victorian. Prince... more

The Merchant's House

132 High Street, Marlborough

The Merchant's House, 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire

The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior panelled, brilliant with wall paintings and a commanding oak staircase. ... more

Wilton House

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the famous Wilton House Wilton House has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Pembroke for 450 years and was rebuilt, after a fire in 1647, by Inigo Jones and John Webb. There were further alterations by James Wyatt in... more

Dunster Castle

Dunster, Minehead

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset


Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has... more

Buscot Park

Estate Office, Faringdon

Buscot Park, Estate Office, Faringdon, Oxfordshire


Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home The home of Lord Faringdon, 18th century Buscot Park in Oxfordshire is one of those glorious English country estates that whisk you back through the... more

Mompesson House

The Close, Salisbury

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the impressive collections and beautiful interiors at Mompesson House Mompesson House, an elegant and spacious 18th century house in Cathedral Close, was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It has magnificent plasterwork, a... more

Salisbury Cathedral

33 The Close, Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral, 33 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral: Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain´s finest medieval cathedrals, Salisbury offers a warm welcome to all who visit. Set within eight acres of lawn and surrounded by historic buildings and museums within the... more

Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey, Chard

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

Forde Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded mid-12th century, and has been a private home since 1543. The buildings seen today almost all existed when the monks departed. The interior was substantially remodelled in 1649-58 by Edmund Prideaux,... more

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott, Lechlade

Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Oxfordshire

Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, dating from 1570 and situated on the edge of the village of Kelmscott, near Lechlade. William Morris (designer, writer and socialist) chose it as his summer home,... more

Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill, Broadway

Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire


Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden Set in the Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor House was extended in Elizabethan times by adding a floor above the hall. It contains Charles Paget Wade´s extraordinary collection... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

With a lineage stretching back to the 1400s, it’s not surprising that a walk around Althelhampton House in Dorset is a living history lesson. Its Great Hall is its centrepiece, built in 1485 as the main accommodation for the house’s inhabitants and... more

Kingston Lacy

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset


Discover a lifetime of family treasures at Kingston Lacy Kingston Lacy is a 17th century house that was the home of the Bankes family for over 300 years, and replaced the ruined family seat at Corfe Castle. The house contains an... more

Knightshayes

Bolham, Tiverton

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon


Explore Knightshayes Court Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the... more

Mottisfont

Romsey

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire


Explore the beautiful house and grounds of Mottisfont Abbey Mottisfont Abbey is a 12th century Augustinian priory which was converted into a private house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and still contains the spring or... more

Highclere Castle

Highclere, Newbury

Highclere Castle, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire

Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. The splendid State Rooms are rich in treasures... more

Chastleton House

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh

Chastleton House, Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire


Step back in time at Chastleton House Chastleton House is one of England´s finest and most complete Jacobean houses filled with a mixture of rare and everyday objects - furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612,... more

Shaw House

Church Road, Shaw, Newbury

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire


Discover the facinating Shaw house, West Berkshire Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building has enjoyed a colourful past from a Duke’s country retreat to a school. It was... more

Berrington Hall

Leominster

Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire


Discover a lifetime of history at Berrington Hall With sweeping views across to the Black Mountains of Wales, it’s no wonder that landscaper du jour Capability Brown choose the site that Berrington Hall now stands on for the great... more

Croft Castle & Parkland

Yarpole, Leominster

Croft Castle & Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster, Herefordshire


Discover the enchanting story of Croft Castle Croft Castle is 15th century Castle sits in the heart of rural Hertfordshire and has been the home of the Croft family since before the Doomsday day book. A National Trust property... more

Killerton

Broadclyst, Exeter

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon


Discover the fascinating history of Killerton House Killerton House was rebuilt in 1778 for the Acland family, to the design of John Johnson. Alterations to the original house were made later, which included, a rear extension and... more

Ragley Hall

Alcester

Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire

Warwickshire 1680. Robert Hooke designed Ragley just 15 years after his work started rebuilding London with Sir Christopher Wren, caused by The Great Fire of London. Ragley’s magnificent proportions are created in the Italian style after Andrea... more

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxford

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Spend an inspiring day exploring a national treasure. Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture.... more

Hanbury Hall & Gardens

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa

Hanbury Hall & Gardens, School Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire


Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall, in the William and Mary style, was completed in 1701. The staircase, leading from the dark panelled hall, has its walls covered with murals by Sir James... more

Coughton Court

Alcester

Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire


Discover the delightful family history of Coughton Court A vast Tudor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, the history of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton family who have lived there for 600 years is a fascinating one. The... more

Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon


Explore the Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum This country house is a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, and is filled with... more

Avington Park

Avington Park, Avington, Winchester

Avington Park, Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire

The Palladian mansion Avington Park, overlooking the River Itchen near Winchester, is the quintessential English country retreat. From its beautifully painted main hall and Clermont's striking tempura painted designs filled with gold leaf in the... more

Basildon Park

Lower Basildon, Reading

Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire


Discover the life and times of a beautiful Berkshire Mansion This Berkshire Palladian mansion was rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Illife back in 1952 who set about restoring it and scouring the country for 18th century artworks... more

Palace House & Beaulieu Abbey

John Montagu Building, Beaulieu

Palace House & Beaulieu Abbey, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Palace House, once the Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, is the family home of Lord Montagu since 1538. The house contains splendid rooms full of fine portraits, pictures, furniture, photographs and many treasures collected by past generations from... more

The Vyne

Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke

The Vyne, Vyne Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire


Discover centuries of history at The Vyne The Vyne was built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII´s Lord Chamberlain. The masterpiece of the building is the central staircase by John Chute, with its fluted columns, all... more

A La Ronde

Summer Lane, Exmouth

A La Ronde, Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon


Discover the Quirky A La Ronde Wonderfully quirky A La Ronde in Devon is a sixteen-sided house constructed in the late 18th century. Now run by the National Trust, the house is stuffed with curious mementos of the owners’ travels... more

Upton House & Gardens, Banbury, Warwickshire


Explore the Beautiful Upton House and Gardens Upton House is an impressive mansion built in the 17th century on an earlier site, and was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of Shell Oil. He... more

Charlecote Park

Wellesbourne, Warwick

Charlecote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire


Discover the beautiful house and gardens of Charlecote Park Take a visit to Warwick’s Charlecote Park to discover the fascinating life of the Lucy family who have inhabited this glorious mansion since the 12th century. The National... more

Mapledurham House & Watermill

Mapledurham, Reading

Mapledurham House & Watermill, Mapledurham, Reading, Berkshire

Historic home of the Blount family for over 500 years, Mapledurham House is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion. The house contains a fine collection of paintings, portraits, original ceilings and great oak staircases. The beautiful private family... more

Hinton Ampner

Alresford

Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire


Discover an elegant country house at Hinton Ampner Hinton Ampner house was completely destroyed by fire in 1960, along with Ralph Dutton´s collections of fine English furniture and Italian paintings. Rather than abandon the ruin,... more

Greys Court

Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire


Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque 14th century house that was much added to, with one surviving tower dating from 1347. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the... more

Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury

Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury, Warwickshire


Explore the beautiful Farnborough Hall nestled in the Warwickshire Countryside In the low afternoon sun, the rays hit the honey-coloured stone of Farnborough Hall and create such a gorgeous hue that you understand at once why its... more

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