Conferences & Venues

Historic properties can offer the perfect venue for meetings, conferences and AGMs.

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Casterne Hall - Derbyshire
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Casterne Hall is a Grade II* manor house stunningly set in its own grounds in the Peak District National Park . It is considered to be one of the most beautiful houses in the area and features in Simon Jenkins' book, ‘ England 's Thousand Best Houses'. <... read more
Catton Hall - Derbyshire
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Classic Georgian house originally purchased by ancestors of the Neilson family in 1405. Catton is still occupied as a private home.

The house has an interesting family history and a fascinating collection of early Dutch and Italian paintin... read more
Chatsworth - Derbyshire
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Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the hi... read more
Locko Park - Derbyshire
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Locko Hall and park is situated only a few miles from Derby City Centre near Spondon, and has been in the ownership of the Drury-Lowe family since 1746. William Emes was responsible for the park design following a visit in 1792, though the actual work was... read more
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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. Renishaw ... read more
Tissington Hall - Derbyshire
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Home to the FitzHerbert family for more than 500 years, the hall is situated in the middle of an estate village. The house contains wonderful panelling and a collection of fine old master paintings.

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Belvoir Castle - Leicestershire
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An historic castle in the grand style, seat of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland. Built on an earlier site, the castle today is an outstanding example of Regency work - begun in 1801 under James Wyatt. The Regent's Gallery is his work, celebrating a vi... read more
Cotesbach Hall & Manor - Leicestershire
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The Hall was built around 1703 for Rev. Edward Wells probably on the site of an earlier farmhouse, its south facing aspect being preferable to that of the Manor. At the front of the house the earliest Queen Anne brickwork is distinct from the Georgian ext... read more
Exton Park - Leicestershire
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Exton Park is a large traditional English country estate that has been the home of the Noel family (the Earls of Gainsborough) for almost four hundred years. The park has existed since the 12th century and has been visited by many famous people includin... read more
Prestwold Hall - Leicestershire
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Located in the heart of the Midlands with easy access by road and rail, Prestwold Hall is one of the region's premier stately homes. it comprises a large Entrance Hall, Library, Inner Hall and Dining Room. up to 150 guests can be seated for various events... read more
Stanford Hall - Leicestershire
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An immaculate example of a William and Mary mansion with perfect proportions, built in brick with the south front faced in grey stone ashlar, with a hipped roof and dormers and tall sash windows. Around 1690 Sir Roger Cave commissioned a new house from t... read more
Whatton House and Gardens - Leicestershire
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The wife of the first Lord Crawshaw carried out much of the landscaping of the garden in the late 19th Century. Extending to 15 acres, it offers the visitor a haven of peace and tranquility through all the seasons of the year. A myriad of paths lead thr... read more
Burghley House - Lincolnshire
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One of the greatest of Britain's non-royal palaces, a prodigy house built for Elizabeth I's Lord High Treasurer, Lord Burghley. His interiors include a Great Hall with hammerbeam roof and vaulted Old Kitchen. Later Earls of Exeter have endowed the buildin... read more
Doddington Hall - Lincolnshire
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A confident, symmetrical and unfussy work by the great Elizabethan architect, Robert Smythson, for Thomas Taylor, Registrar to the powerful Bishop of Lincoln. Interiors refurbished in 18th century. Good furniture includes Cromwellian bobbin chairs and the... read more
Grimsthorpe Castle - Lincolnshire
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Stately stone edifice which is a confident and mature work of Sir John Vanbrugh, in fact his last major work - extending and refronting a house dating from the 13th century and which survives behind and around a Tudor quadrangle. The hall is considered to... read more
Walcot Hall - Lincolnshire
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Walcot Hall, a Grade II listed Georgian Hall built in 1726. The façade features two canted bays and large Doric porch. The entrance hall has fluted pilasters and a frieze with alternating fluted panels and gilded urns. The cantilevered staircase has thin ... read more
Althorp - Northamptonshire
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Built in 1508 and set within 550 acres of walled park, Althorp has been the home of the Spencer family for 500 years. Today, Althorp contains one of the finest private collections of art, furniture and ceramics in the world, including numerous paintings b... read more
Boughton House - Northamptonshire
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This remarkable house is a blend of the intimate and the grand, with its village like Tudor period courtyards fronted by the palatial Versailles style additions made by Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu in the 1690s. The spirit of a family home goes hand in han... read more
Castle Ashby - Northamptonshire
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Castle Ashby, second Stately Home of the Compton family was built in 1754 expressly for entertaining. Still owned by the family, this magnificent Castle together with its famous furniture, paintings and collections is used exclusively for prestigious and ... read more
Courteenhall - Northamptonshire
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Courteenhall has been scarcely altered since it was built in 1791 and is a beautiful example of a neo-classical country house. The entrance side is austere with its Tuscan columned doorway and as a unique contrast, the garden side is lighter and more rel... read more
Deene Park - Northamptonshire
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Home of the Brudenell family since 1514, this Tudor and Regency mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a large park and lake. Deene Park is the ancestral home of the Earls of Cardigan the most notable of whom is the 7th Earl who led the Charge of th... read more
Delapre Abbey - Northamptonshire
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Delapré Abbey is a grade II* listed building making it a nationally significant landmark for the county of Northamptonshire, and more widely for the UK.

The property is made up of a complex of buildings including the main house, 18th centu... read more
Holdenby House - Northamptonshire
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Restored from the ruins of Sir Christopher Hatton's great Elizabethan palace, in its day the largest house in England, the surviving garden is a rare piece of history; parts have been replanted by Rosemary Verey (using plants available in 1580) and Rupert... read more
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens - Northamptonshire
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Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parklands and beautiful gardens. Over the years successive owners and influences have left their imprint on the Palladian style house and the gardens; none mo... read more
Lamport Hall - Northamptonshire
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An unusual, early-Italianate palazzo designed by John Webb (a pupil of Inigo Jones) in 1654, extended by Francis Smith of Warwick circa 1732 for the Ishams, one of the county's oldest landed families. Later work by Burn, 1860s. Outstanding collection of b... read more
Rockingham Castle - Northamptonshire
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Built by William the Conqueror on an even earlier site, often used by the monarch of the day until 1544 when Henry VIII leased it to the Watson family. Sir Lewis Watson bought the castle from James I in 1619. The castle sits high on its bluff, protected b... read more
Hodsock Priory - Nottinghamshire
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Renowned Gardens, famous for spectacular snowdrop displays and winter perennial plant species. Open every February only. Tea Room, Woodland Cafe, Plant Sales & Gift Shop.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members durin... read more
Holme Pierrepont Hall - Nottinghamshire
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The present house is the gatehouse range of a larger medieval house dating from the 13th century. Its facade includes brickwork of c. 1510 and a later battlemented parapet. The interior includes features rescued from the demolished Hall Range, including a... read more
Kelham Hall & Country Park - Nottinghamshire
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Kelham Hall & Country Park is a magnificent Victorian stately home, built in 1863, set within 88 acres of gardens and parklands, located in the heart of Nottinghamshire. A rich history as the ancestral home of the Manners-Sutton family, along with its... read more
Thrumpton Hall - Nottinghamshire
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NB: this property offers free access (NB: gardens only) to HHA Friends - see opening times.

This magnificent Jacobean house has a history that reaches back into the 16th century, when it belonged to the Powdrills, a Roman Catholic fa... read more
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Turvey House - Bedfordshire
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A neo-classical house set in picturesque parkland bordering the River Great Ouse. The principal rooms contain a fine collection of 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture, pictures, porcelain, objets d'art and books. Walled Garden.
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Woburn Abbey - Bedfordshire
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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.

The Abbey lies at the heart o... read more
Island Hall - Cambridgeshire
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An important mid 18th century mansion of great charm, owned and restored by an award-winning interior designer. This family home has lovely Georgian rooms, with fine period detail, and interesting possessions relating to the owners' ancestors since their... read more
Braxted Park - Essex
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Located outside of London in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Braxted Park is one of the UK's premier event venues with extensive service capabilities for a multitude of occasions. read more
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Splendid Norman Keep built c. 1140 by the famous de Veres, Earls of Oxford. Besieged by King John and visited by King Henry VII, King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Magnificent Banqueting Hall with Minstrels' Gallery, and fine decorative stonework. read more
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A 16th century manor house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor monarchs. Elizabeth I spent several nights at the Hall on her Royal Progress of 1561. Sir William's descendants still live in the house which largely retains its Tudor... read more
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Layer Marney Tower is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by formal gardens and parkland with magnificent views to the Blackwater Estuary. Built of soft red brick, with a delightful warm tone, Layer Marney Tower achieves an extraordinary synthesis of gr... read more
Saling Grove - Essex
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Saling Grove was built in 1754 in Georgian period with surrounding park and gardens landscaped by Humphry Repton. read more
Spains Hall - Essex
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Welcome to The Stables at Spains Hall. A stunning conversion of an 18th century Dovecote and a 19th century Coach House and Stable building which provides a unique venue surrounded by stunning formal gardens, a lake and ancient parkland and woodlands. read more
Knebworth House - Hertfordshire
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Set in 250 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is one of England's most colourful stately homes. It is remarkable for having been in the same family - the Lyttons - for more than 500 years and for its romantic exterior complete wit... read more
The Golden Parsonage - Hertfordshire
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Red brick classical early 18th century house with glazed brick 'giant' pilasters, believed to be the surviving wing of a much larger house, possibly never completed. Much restored and refurbished in 1935, following 60 years as a school. 5 acres of gardens... read more
Holkham Hall - Norfolk
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A spectacular example of English Palladian style in local yellow brick built by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester, between 1734-1764 from plans by William Kent.

NB: New visitor facilities include a new farming exhibition, café and gift... read more
Kimberley Hall - Norfolk
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Since the early Middle Ages, Kimberley has been in occupation as a manorial site and deer park. Despite the county's topographically challenged nature, the 'hill' at Downham upon which the present house stands, overlooking the river Tiffey, was originally... read more
Raynham Hall - Norfolk
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Work on the double gabled H shape house began in 1618. Sir Roger Townshend and his Master Mason William Edge had the house largely completed by 1637 when Sir Roger died. On a hill overlooking a lake this brick and stone building was 90 years ahead of its ... read more
Sennowe Hall - Norfolk
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Sennowe Park is one of Norfolk’s most Romantic and impressive large Edwardian country houses. It was built to grand design by Thomas Albert Cook, grandson of Thomas Cook who founded the famous travel firm in the mid 19th century. He commissioned George Sk... read more
Bruisyard Hall - Suffolk
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Bruisyard Hall is set in its own 700 acre estate in the heart of beautiful Suffolk countryside. The hall dates back to 1354 and is therefore steeped in history, yet with the modern luxuries our guest have grown accustom to. The estate is ideal for priva... read more
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This impressive red brick Elizabethan mansion is steeped in history and is the perfect setting for a traditional English county-style wedding. Glemham Hall was built circa 1560 by the de Glemham family, who took their name from nearby Great (Magna) and L... read more
Haughley Park - Suffolk
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Imposing mellow red brick Jacobean manor house (Grade I) with 6 acres of mature gardens set in undulating parkland. 17th century Barn (Grade II) approached from gardens, with main hall in red brick and fine timber roof.

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Kentwell Hall - Suffolk
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Moated brick Tudor manor house built on wool trade wealth in 16th century and interior remodelled by Hopper in 1825. Recently and imaginatively restored, the house now reflects the life and work of a Tudor house from Great Kitchen to Herb and Potager Gard... read more
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Splendid early Victorian mansion built in Anglo-Italian style by John Thomas, with lavish architectural features, magnificent caved stonework and fine state rooms. Paintings by Landseer, Wright of Derby and Stanfield, woodcarvings by Willcox of Warwick, a... read more
The Old Rectory is located in the peaceful hamlet of Great Waldingfield. Set in acres of grounds with a mixture of herbaceous borders, formal garden and lawns, the house and old stables are steeped in over 600 years of history. Principally Georgian, parts... read more
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Fitzroy House - London
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Set in the heart of Fitzrovia, famed for its writers and artists, Fitzroy House was built in 1791 shortly after development was undertaken of this area. The original interior and current exterior imitate the designs of Robert Adam, celebrated Georgian-per... read more
Fulham Palace - London
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Fulham Palace is a remarkable place. The estate was owned by the Bishops of London for over 1500 years and the Palace was their country home from at least the 1... read more
The Hall is the third on this site, the Goldsmiths' Company being located here since 1339. Little is known of the first Hall but the second was erected in 1634-6 and restored after the Great Fire of 1666. It lasted for almost two centuries, but was eventu... read more
Home of the Chelsea Pensioners since 1692. Built by Sir Christopher Wren with later work by Vanburgh, Soane and others. Residential home to some 300 In-Pensioners. read more
Spencer House - London
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Spencer House was built 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St. James's, Spencer Ho... read more
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Strawberry Hill is Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration. It began life in 1698 as a modest house, later transformed into 'a little Gothic castle' by Horace Walpole, the son of England's first Prime Minis... read more
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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. Designed by Inigo Jones as a private royal retreat, it was completed in 1... read more
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Two Temple Place is one of London's hidden architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor it has become one of London... read more
Syon House - Middlesex
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The London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family were granted the former monastic site at the end of the 16th century. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by Robert Adam for the 1st Duke in 1760's and the interiors are an architectural tour de for... read more
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Wynyard Hall - Cleveland
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This property offers free access (gardens only) to HHA Friends - see opening times.

Situated on the outskirts of Durham in the Tees Valley, this striking four-star hotel provides an exceptional experience – where exquisite charm meets conte... read more
Auckland Castle - Co Durham
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A beautiful medieval castle, situated in the heart of Bishop Auckland, is home to the history of the Bishops of Durham and the famous 17th century Francisco de Z... read more
Eggleston Hall - Co Durham
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A Greek revival Georgian home redesigned in 1816 by Ignatius Bonomi, which overlooks the River Tees in outstanding surroundings. read more
Raby Castle - Co Durham
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This impressive and complete 14th century fortress of the powerful Nevills, with nine towers set in 200 acres of landscaped deer park, has been home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626. Victorian restoration by Burn includes the Octogan Drawing Room and e... read more
Alnwick Castle - Northumberland
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Mighty fortress home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland, since 1309. The exterior medieval castle is one of the finest in Britain - it was restored by Anthony Salvin, mid 19th century but it retains an appropriate relationship with the town. The... read more
Chillingham Castle - Northumberland
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Border stronghold dating from the 12th century and in form a four-square, 14th century courtyard castle, retaining to the full its medieval character. Restored from near ruin by its present owner, Sir Humphrey Wakefield Bt, it houses an eclectic and fasci... read more
Dissington Hall - Northumberland
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Dissington Hall is a large unspoilt mansion near Newcastle, set in its own grounds amidst beautiful open countryside. read more
Matfen Hall Hotel - Northumberland
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Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa winner of Large Hotel of the Year 2015 at the Visit England Awards is located just 15 miles west of Newcastle in the charming village of Matfen and is the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett.

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Meldon Park - Northumberland
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The grade II* listed building designed by John Dobson, has been the family home to the Cooksons since 1832. James & Emily are the current occupants and have arranged a number of attractions throughout the estate. read more
Whalton Manor - Northumberland
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Historically significant, this 17th century house was much altered by Lutyens in 1908. The three-acre garden is bursting with inspirational planting and magnificent architectural structures, such as the charming Lutyens-designed, Italianate summerhouse, g... read more
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Adlington Hall - Cheshire
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The extensive gardens and grounds of Adlington Hall sit comfortably between the rising hills of the Peak District and the rocky escarpment that is Alderley Edge. They have occupied this choice position for at least five hundred years and reflect that lon... read more
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Good example of early Victorian Jacobean-style mansion (1833-41) with fine plasterwork, panelling, grand staircase and chapel by Salvin. Egerton Warburton painting collection.

Features: The 12-acre gardens, some of the finest in Britain, in... read more
Bramall Hall - Cheshire
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Spectacular black-and-white timber-framed Tudor manor house, newly refurbished, with additional rooms open to the public, set in approximately 60 acres of parkland. Formal beds are found close to the House, while a small river valley contains unspoilt lak... read more
Capesthorne Hall - Cheshire
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Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield has been the family home of the Bromley Davenports since 1726.

The distinctive Jacobean style house with its Georgian Chapel and delightful gardens and lakes is set in over 100 acres of parkland.
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Combermere Abbey - Cheshire
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Combermere Abbey, originally a Cistercian Monastery dating from 1133, was most recently modelled in 1820 in the Gothic style. Home to the Cotton (Combermere) and Crossley families, it is still a private family house. 10 holiday cottages and a wedding bu... read more
Crewe Hall Hotel - Cheshire
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Crewe Hall is a spellbinding and historic, 400 year old Jacobean mansion in the heart of Cheshire. In its former life as the ancestral home of the Crewe family, this grade 1 listed mansion has welcomed King George V, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth II thro... read more
Tatton Park - Cheshire
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Tatton Park is one of the North of England's most impressive historic estates and welcomes you to a variety of attractions. During your visit you can enjoy the 50 acres of Gardens, an historic Mansion, a Tudor Old Hall and a 1930s working Farm. The stunni... read more
Thornton Manor - Cheshire
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Thornton Manor is a sensational venue tucked away in heart of the Wirral countryside.

Formerly home to all three generations of Lord Leverhulme, this hidden gem brims with character from its stunning gatehouse entrance, beautifully ornate rooms a... read more
Glenridding house is a Georgian Regency villa built around 1815, comprehensive full restoration over seven years, It is a unique Cumbrian house on the shores of Lake Ullswater with its latticed cast iron balcony and rare borrowed light above the centre st... read more
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Grand large-scale rebuilding in Victorian Tudor style by Paley & Austin. Epitome of country house life before the Great War, with appropriate collections. Mementoes of Henry Cavendish, who discovered the properties of hydrogen.

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Medieval Pele towers, extended in 17th century with a gallery and baroque central facade, in the 18th century with a suite of 3 rooms, and in the 19th century with a tower by Salvin. The interiors span the centuries and contain a fine collection of portra... read more
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17th Century house built from the stone of the original 12th Century de Boyville Castle. Extended 1875, revived in 1974 and is now being restored.

12 acres of Garden and Grounds consisting of formal terraces planted in the style of the 168... read more
Lowther Castle - Cumbria
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The Gardens and Castle at Lowther have lain abandoned for 70 years, and in 2011 opened to the public.

Restoration work on the castle ruins is nearly complete, and the next stage of recovery and development on the 130 acres of garden is unde... read more
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Owned by the same family since 1208, the castle today is mainly 14th century with 19th century remodelling. Extensive collection of 16th and 17th century furniture, paintings and family portraits and memorabilia including the 'Luck of Muncaster' cup. Pion... read more
Naworth Castle - Cumbria
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Naworth Castle is a romantic border stronghold dating back to 1335. Home to the Howard family, Naworth is NOT open to the public but does cater for specific corporate events, weddings, private tours and can provide accommodation for special parties. read more
Milntown - Isle of Man
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The Christian Family lived at Milntown since at least the early 16th century and parts of the house date from that period. During the seventeenth century extensive alterations and additions were made. After this period the Christians moved to Cumberland a... read more
Astley Hall - Lancashire
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Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and ... read more
Browsholme Hall - Lancashire
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Built in 1507, the house retains its Elizabethan facade whilst the west wing was recast in Regency style by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville. Portraits include Devis and Romney, and collections include arms, armour and antiques from stone age axes to fragments of a ... read more
Hoghton Tower - Lancashire
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Situated in Lancashire between Preston and Blackburn, this Elizabethan fortified hilltop Manor House, is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. Built in 1565, the Tower has played host to many famous figures in history including William Shakespeare ... read more
Leighton Hall - Lancashire
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Mid-18th century house 'gothicised' in 1822 for Richard Gillow, of the famous furniture firm. Much early Gillow furniture is shown in the house, which was extended in the 1870s by Paley & Austin to include a high tower.

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Samlesbury Hall - Lancashire
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A 14th century Manor House. Beautiful House and Grounds.

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Transformed from an old billiard room, for the third year running the Restaurant has been awarded Taste Lancashire's 'Highest Quality' award.

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Towneley Hall - Lancashire
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Historic House, Museum and Art Gallery set within Historic park and woodlands. Large collection of 19th century oil and water colour paintings, Lancashire made furniture, period rooms, formal gardens and small craft museum.

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Knowsley Hall - Merseyside
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Home to the Earls of Derby and set in 4 square miles of secure landscaped parkland. Knowsley Hall is open to the public for only five days a year (see website fo... read more
Meols Hall - Merseyside
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An early example of architectural reclamation, Meols was rebuilt in the 1950s as an early 18th century country house, although integrating its 17th century entrance block and wing. The new works were able to profit from other demolitions: bricks from Tulk... read more
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Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family, is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast, and is equidistant from Truro and St Austell. The castle was designed by John Nash, and is set in 120 acres of... read more
Pencarrow - Cornwall
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A square, ochre stuccoed Palladian house of the 1750s built around an earlier one by Robert Allanson and tucked into the warm Cornish countryside. 19th century additions to the library and music room serve to enhance the house's important collection of fa... read more
Pentillie Castle stands in an extraordinary position overlooking the River Tamar with far reaching views across to Dartmoor. Built in 1698 by Sir James Tillie, the house was extended by the Coryton family in 1810 to include 4 wings built around a central ... read more
Prideaux Place - Cornwall
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Originally a Tudor house of the typical E-shape completed in 1592, altered in the 18th century, given Strawberry Hill gothic additions in the early 19th. The ornate Elizabethan plaster ceiling depicting the story of Susannah and the Elders in the Great Ch... read more
Scorrier House - Cornwall
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Situated in Historic Garden with many rare trees surrounded by parkland. The family has lived there since 1780. The house is for weddings and other functions. There is also a stud farm. There is an office complex which were the old converted farm building... read more
Castle Hill - Devon
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Outstanding, beautiful, privately owned Palladian house in its Grade I park and 5,500 acre agricultural estate in North Devon.

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Eleventh century Manor house set in three acres of beautiful gardens and surrounding woodland. You can have guided tours of Chambercombe Manor or why not visit Lady Jane's garden tea room.

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Downes - Devon
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Built in 1692 the property is Grade II* Listed and sits in rolling parkland. Originally constructed of red brick by Moses Gould, the property was faced with Beer Stone by James Buller in 1794 before undergoing extensive changes during the 19th Century. ... read more
Fursdon - Devon
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Home of the Fursdon family since the 13th century, enlarged in the 1730s and completed in 1815 with colonnaded front. Some early features retained. Good family costume collection, including 18th century garments. Set in parkland with attractive gardens. ... read more
One of Devon's most historic houses Great Fulford is a Domesday manor which has been the home of the Fulford family since at least 1190. The present house was mainly constructed in the early 16th century and is a semi fortified mansion built round a cour... read more
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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. Not only can visitors experience the stunn... read more
Kingston House is now widely regarded as being one of the finest surviving examples of early eighteenth century architecture in Britain today. read more
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Set in a large deer park, this fortified mansion was built by the Courtenays between 1390-1490. Severely damaged in the Civil War, the house was restored by a rebuilding programme which ran through to the 19th century. It now houses Georgian interior, hou... read more
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Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the South Hams countryside is Shilstone House, a family home with a remarkable and extensive history. The estate, in the parish of Modbury in South Devon, contains an array of architectural and archaeological features r... read more
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A four-square, 18th century house by Robert Adam, on an ancient site, with facades recast in castellated neo-Norman style a century later. The seat of Lord Clifford of the CABAL, Charles II's great minister - whose pioneering collection of Dutch paintings... read more
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One of the outstanding manor houses in England. The late medieval great hall with tall oriel window is uniquely fine amidst the harmonious Tudor additions with their Ham stone mullions and heraldic carved beasts.

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Deans Court - Dorset
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Thought originally to have been built in the C8th for the Abbess of Wimborne, the house became the Deanery to Wimborne Minster in the mid-C10th, and a family home in the mid-C16th. The fine redbrick structure was built in 1725, around the Saxon hall, wit... read more
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Set in the very heart of Dorset, Lulworth Castle stands a few miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It was built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge and became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon... read more
Exterior by Chambers, interior by Wyatt, gardens by Capability Brown. A boys boarding school in term-times. read more
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The gardens lie in valley landscaped in the 18th century and have been owned by the same family for 350 years. A mile of walks reveals an exceptional collection of rhododendrons and shrubs (magnolias, davidas and acers), and an 18th century water garden w... read more
Smedmore House - Dorset
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A stunning, privately owned, 18th Century Country House on the Jurassic Coast.

Surrounded by countryside and sea views as far as the eye can see, Smedmore House offers a level of tranquillity and privacy that is hard to find elsewhere. read more
Berkeley Castle - Gloucestershire
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Home to the Berkeley family for eight and a half centuries, it is probably England's oldest lived-in castle. A majestic structure by the Severn estuary, its Norman shell keep 'slighted' in the Civil War, it has many fine medieval rooms, including a Great ... read more
Chavenage House - Gloucestershire
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16th century, grey Cotswold stone manor house with many Civil War associations including the tapestry-lined rooms stayed in by Cromwell and his second-in-command, General Ireton, in 1648. The house was added to at the turn of the last century and features... read more
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The Chantry, a beautiful 18th century Grade II* listed Queen Anne Style House, set in approximately one acre of attractive gardens, was the the former home of Dr Edward Jenner, the pioneer of vaccination and 'father of immunology'.

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Elmore Court - Gloucestershire
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A mixture of architectural styles in a wonderful family home set in charming grounds. Elmore Court is a wedding and events venue opened as a business in late 2013. Visits and viewing are by appointment only. read more
Misarden Park Gardens - Gloucestershire
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This lovely, timeless garden, with spectacular views over both deer park and rolling Cotswold hills beyond, was created in the 17th Century and still retains a wonderful sense of peace and quietness. There are extensive yew hedges, including a notable top... read more
Sudeley Castle - Gloucestershire
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With royal and historical connections that stretch back over a thousand years, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past. The castle was a base for Richard III during the Wars of the Ro... read more
Cothelstone Manor - Somerset
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Cothelstone Manor was given to Sir Adam de Coveston by WIlliam the Conqueror, and there has been a house on the site since, during which time it has been in the hands of only two families.

The present house, listed grade II*, is believed t... read more
Crowcombe Court - Somerset
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Crowcombe Court was built as a statement of wealth and a house in which to entertain by Thomas Carew. Completed in 1739 by Nathaniel Ireson, who also built Stourhead and Ven House, the style is described as Regional English Baroque and sits between the Qu... read more
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The formal gardens, which feature terraces, rills and an orangery, are the supreme example of the Lutyens/Jekyll partnership. The newly restored landscape garden, designed by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde in 1750, contains 40 acres of Georgian pleasure groun... read more
Maunsel House - Somerset
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Set amongst 1000 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside at the end of a tree lined drive, Maunsel House is a wonderful setting for your dream wedding. Maunsel house offers you an idyllic setting with a relaxed and informal atmosphere. read more
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The Royal Crescent was built to the designs of John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774. It is justly considered one of the finest achievements of urban 18th century architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath. read more
Rumwell Park - Somerset
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Rumwell Park provides the perfect venue to any special event. For details please see the website www.rumwellpark.co.uk read more
Woodlands Castle is a privately owned venue near Taunton which is available to hire for weddings, special occasions, conferences and corporate events. We have a friendly and flexible approach and with our own catering team we can help create your event to... read more
Bowood House - Wiltshire
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Family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Robert Adam's Diocletian wing of a once larger house includes a magnificent orangery, library, chapel, sculpture gallery (with famous Lansdowne Marble) and the laboratory where Joseph Priestley disc... read more
Bradley House - Wiltshire
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Elegant house built early in the 17th century and extensively remodelled in the early 19th century to create a beautiful family home.

Set in lovely inforrmal grounds with extensive views over rolling Wiltshire countryside, Bradley House ha... read more
Longleat House - Wiltshire
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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 t... read more
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Lydiard House & Park is the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke. The Palladian house contains original family furnishings and portraits, exceptional plasterwork and rare 17th century painted window. The Georgian walled garden has beautiful sea... read more
Trafalgar Park - Wiltshire
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Built in 1733 for Sir Peter Vandeput, added to in 1766 for Henry Dawkins and purchased by Parliament in 1812 for the Admiral's brother and his heirs as a tribute to the great Admiral and Battle of Trafalgar (and required to change its name from Standlynch... read more
Wilton House - Wiltshire
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The chief architectural features are the magnificent 17th century state apartments (including the famous Single and Double Cube rooms) and the 19th century cloisters.

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Dorney Court - Berkshire
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Built 1440, atmospheric Tudor manor house - rambling, many gabled in pink brick and oak framing. Atmospheric interiors with oak panelling, hung with portraits of the family's 400-year tenure (one - Barbara Palmer, Countess of Castlemaine - was courted her... read more
Highclere Castle - Berkshire
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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. Today the 8th Earl and Countess take a keen interest i... read more
Shaw House - Berkshire
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Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building was home to successive Dol... read more
Wickham House - Berkshire
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A rectory at Wickham seems to have been built during the reign of Henry II (between 1154 and 1189). However, the present building dates from the 18th century and was designed by the Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey. Ferrey greatly enlarged and al... read more
Chenies Manor House - Buckinghamshire
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15th and 16th century brick manor house with fortified tower and stepped gables. Originally the home of the Russell family, then Earls of Bedford, and visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. There is a well, medieval undercroft and later hiding place, cont... read more
Liscombe Park - Buckinghamshire
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Large Elizabethan Manor House with former 13th century chapel near Soulbury village in Buckinghamshire one and a half miles from Leighton Buzzard (40 minutes by train from Euston Station) and some 4 miles from Milton Keynes. Set in rolling parkland, it is... read more
Nether Winchendon House - Buckinghamshire
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Nether Winchendon House is a unique Strawberry Hill Gothick medieval manor house situated in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Chilterns.

It has passed by family descent for over 450 years and remains a family home to this day.
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Fairlight Hall - East Sussex
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Fairlight Hall is a private family home set in some 90 acres of pleasure gardens, pasture and woodland, with commanding views across farmland to the English Channel and the Rye Bay Peninsula. The Mock Tudor mansion was built in the 1850s by a Sussex famil... read more
Michelham Priory - East Sussex
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Founded as an Augustinian priory in 1229. At the dissolution of the monasteries the church was demolished. Transformed into a Tudor gentleman's residence and later a farmhouse, the building was restored in the early part of the 20th century. Set on a moat... read more
Pashley Manor Gardens - East Sussex
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Visit Pashley Manor Gardens, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to see Romantic English landscaping and artistic planting framed by fine old trees, fountains and ponds, with the unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house, which is a private family home not open to... read more
Avington Park - Hampshire
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Restoration house of brick with giant Doric portico by John James (who assisted Wren to build Greenwich Hospital) for George Brydges, who died in the lake rescuing his pet dog. Sumptous painted interiors and further elaborations by the 18th century Duke o... read more
Beaulieu - Hampshire
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Palace House has been home to Lord Montagu's family since 1538 when it was converted from the great gatehouse of the Cistercian abbey founded in 1204, and further enlarged in the 19th century - keeping most of its monastic features, including the graceful... read more
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Elizabethan manor house which has been in the Knight family for over 400 years and once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward, who was adopted by childless K... read more
Hill Place - Hampshire
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Hill Place is a Georgian villa built in a Soanian style between 1790 and 1800 for Richard Goodlad of the East India Company. It boasts four principal reception rooms and a spectacular hall with cantilever staircase.

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Houghton Lodge is a Grade II* Historic House, stunningly situated on a hilltop, overlooking an open and gently curving stretch of the River Test with its swans and water meadows.

Built sometime before 1799 and probably intended as a fishin... read more
Penton Park - Hampshire
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Penton Park features a Grade II listed country house, painted ceilings and decorative fireplaces throughout. There are several acres of garden including wheelcha... read more
Somerley - Hampshire
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Somerley, the privately owned stately home of The 6th Earl of Normanton is situated in a magnificent setting on the edge of the New Forest, fifteen minutes from Bournemouth, twenty five minutes from Southampton and ninety minutes from London. The estate,... read more
The Summer House - Hampshire
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An 18th century bath house built to a design by Capability Brown who laid out Warnford Park for Lord Clanricarde. It is in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style, with a formal garden and the original terrace and ha-ha 200 metres long. Its Gothic interiors have... read more
Farringford - Isle of Wight
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Farringford was the much loved home of Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, for 40 years from 1833. The main house dates from 1806 with gothic embellishments and... read more
NorthCourt - Isle of Wight
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15 acre Historic Garden surrounding 17th century House. Gardens extending from greensand terraces to chalk stream landscaped over 400 years and now planted with a wide range of exotic plants. Plantsman's Garden with subtropical areas and walled garden. read more
Allington Castle is indeed one of Kent's best kept secrets. Nestled in 42 acres next to the river Medway near Maidstone, the Castle dates back to Medieval times and is surrounded by a moat. A large lake split by a Causeway leads up to the Castle entrance.... read more
Elizabethan Manor House situated in its own country estate with fabulous views over the Weald of Kent. read more
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Grade 1 listed Queen Anne Manor House with Tudor origins located in a 20 acre wooded park with lake. Historic stable block and kitchen garden - now a demonstration fruit orchard.
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The fantasy of two romantics, Henry Streatfield in the 1800s and Denys Eyre Bower in the 1950s. The stone castle, formerly a brick carolean house, is both gothic and picturesque. Designed by William Atkinson, the Henry Kendall and finally Bower who introd... read more
Cobham Hall - Kent
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Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion in Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean & 18th century styles. The gardens landscaped for the 4th Earl are gradually being restored by the Cobham Hall Heritage Trust. Visitors to the house should... read more
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Winners of Garden of the Year 2016 by South & South East in Bloom, in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category.

Hever Castle & Gardens is a charming 13th century double-moated Castle containing a comfortable Tudor manor hou... read more
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Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. With 500 acr... read more
Mere House - Kent
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This elegant Georgian house was designed in 1780 by Nicholas Revett for Lord Le Despencer (Sir Francis Dashwood of Hell Fire Club fame), whose kinsmen own it now. read more
Salmestone Grange is one of the best preserved and most interesting examples of monastic granges in Europe. Set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings to the west of Margate in Kent, Salmestone Grange is steeped in history and is one of the area's oldest inh... read more
A satisfyingly symmetrical and typical William and Mary house, built in 1681 and set in 18th century landscaped gardens. The house is still owned by the Warde Family, descendants of John Warde who purchased Squerryes in 1731. There is a fine collection... read more
St Clere - Kent
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A historic mansion house, St Clere was built around 1630. Owned at one time by Thomas Boleyn, it is said that Henry VIII visited St Clere during his courtship with Anne Boleyn. It has also been owned by Montagu Norman, who was a former Governor of the Ban... read more
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Westenhanger is the site of a 14th century fortification with ruins, a reconstructed house, mediaeval barns and a large stone dovecote. There are 14 acres of meadows surrounding the lawned keep and a dry moat. The house is Grade I listed and the rest is a... read more
Ardington House - Oxfordshire
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Built in 1720, a fine early Georgian, symmetrical brick manor house. Hall with imperial staircase and panelled Dining Room. Tastefully restored by the Baring family and hung with their own family portraits.

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Blenheim Palace - Oxfordshire
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Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. A true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace delivers an awe-inspiring experience for visitors. Discover the beauty of... read more
Bradwell Grove - Oxfordshire
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Major zoological collection from insect house to white rhinos in landscaped parkland with gardens. Well-known for a Tropical House and exotic summer plantings. read more
Cornbury Park - Oxfordshire
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Set in Charlbury in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Cornbury Park is a spectacular venue for a wide variety of events and activities.

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Fawley Manor - Oxfordshire
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Fawley Manor is a listed grade II* Jacobean manor house of 1614 with connections to Charles I who had headquarters here in the Civil Wars. Now fully restored and retaining many original features it is surrounded by large lawns and yew gardens. It is set i... read more
Hook Norton Brewery - Oxfordshire
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Brewing since 1849, Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family owned, fifth generation brewery based in the heart of the Cotswold Hills that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach... read more
Kirtlington Park - Oxfordshire
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Built in 1742 for the Dashwood family it was designed by the architect James Gibbs who also designed the wonderful Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, Ditchley Park and other fine 18th Century houses.

The exuberant 18th century plaster ceiling in... read more
Stonor Park - Oxfordshire
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Set deep in the Chilterns in a hilly deer park with mature beeches, the house of the Stonor family since 1150, with the continually used 14th century Catholic ch... read more
Worcester College - Oxfordshire
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Worcester College occupies a 26-acre site situated to the west of the junction of Beaumont Street and Walton Street in Oxford. Its buildings include 14th Century and 15th Century monastic camerae in the north east and forming the southern range of the Ma... read more
Greyfriars House is a mansion in the Surrey Hills. Set high above the North Downs with spectacular south-facing views over an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its formal lawns are level with the tops of the trees forty feet below. CFA Voysey's masterpi... read more
Loseley Park - Surrey
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Built in the reign of Elizabeth I, Loseley Park stands in ancient Surrey parkland with far reaching views across the North Downs. Still the home of the More-Molyneux family, it is remarkably unchanged since 1562 when Sir William More laid the first stone... read more
Borde Hill Garden - West Sussex
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This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great Victorian plant collectors and tended with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. Borde Hill combines outstandin... read more
Cowdray Ruins - West Sussex
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Cowdray is one of Southern England's most important early Tudor courtiers' houses, visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Partially destroyed by fire in 1793, its ruins are set in the stunning landscaped grounds of Cowdray Park. Accessible agai... read more
Goodwood House - West Sussex
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Goodwood House, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, is open to the public for 60 days a year. The Regency State Apartments house some astonishing treasures including celebrated paintings by horse artist George Stubbs and Canaletto's stunning... read more
Gravetye Manor - West Sussex
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Elizabethan Manor House with world renowned historic garden created by William Robinson. Now run as an exclusive country house hotel and restaurant. read more
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Magnificent timber-framed monastic inn, founded by Bishop Waynflete of Winchester in 1470 for pilgrims journeying to Canterbury. Fine panelled rooms including the unique 16th century trompe l'oeil 'Painted Room'. The Library contains an important collecti... read more
Stansted Park - West Sussex
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One of the most elegant country houses in the south, set in extraordinary landscaped parkland setting and fronting onto the largest beech avenue in England, cut in the 17th century. Fine collection of furniture and pictures, including portraits by Reynol... read more
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The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum is home to over 50 historic buildings which have been rescued from destruction and rebuilt in a beautiful 45-acre settin... read more
West Dean Gardens - West Sussex
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Visit West Dean Gardens and escape to a beautifully rejuvenated historic garden rich in creative and social heritage. Explore a wide range of features on a gentle walk around the extensive grounds, or venture further to the unique arboretum. Features incl... read more
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Burton Court - Herefordshire
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Regency and Victorian Squire's House with surprising survival of a 14th century Great Hall. Recently restored Victorian & Edwardian gardens. A variety of functions can be held. Guided tours of historic rooms, costumes, natural history, ship models, archae... read more
Eastnor Castle - Herefordshire
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Eastnor is a dramatic fairytale castle situated in a 5000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is surrounded by a lake, deer park and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire coun... read more
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Hampton Court Castle is a fortified manor house recently opened to the public who can view the elaborate gardens and home and make use of the award-winning The Orangery Cafe and on-site gift shop. The building was established in 1434, but was renovated i... read more
Aldenham Park - Shropshire
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Aldenham Park is a Palladian mansion surrounded by 10 acres of gardens in the heart of the south Shropshire countryside. The Acton family first acquired the estate in 1465 and the present house was built in 1691, providing a home for many of the most inte... read more
Stokesay Court - Shropshire
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Built in 1889 by Thomas Harris for John Derby-Allcroft, a wealthy glove manufacturer, Stokesay Court is a magnificent example of late Victorian architecture with its high, galleried carved oak central hall and dramatic views over Ludlow and the nearby Cle... read more
Upton Cressett Hall - Shropshire
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Sixteenth century moated Elizabethan manor with turreted gatehouse set in remote and beautiful Shropshire countryside near market towns of Bridgnorth. Located ne... read more
Walcot Hall - Shropshire
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Walcot Hall overlooks the village of Lydbury North in South Shropshire. The house is home to the Parish family, who have lived here for almost half a century, but offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience what it might be like to live on a country ... read more
Weston Park - Shropshire
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Weston is a magnificent stately home situated on the Staffordshire/ Shropshire border. Once the family home of the Earl of Bradford, the park was gifted to the nation in 1986 and is now in the care of the Weston Park Foundation.

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Four Ashes Hall - Staffordshire
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House originally built in 1660 with extensive additions over next 200 years. Has remained in same family. Spectacular Georgian stable block and out buildings. read more
Sandon Hall - Staffordshire
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Situated in the heart of Staffordshire, and surrounded by 400 acres of rolling parkland. An elegant neo-Jacobean stately home - the country seat of the Earls of Harrowby. read more
Sugnall Hall & Gardens - Staffordshire
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New Hall – Georgian house with Victorian additions – formal parterre, alleé, flower garden, stumpery, potager.

Old Hall – Jacobean cellars survive intact, Georgian kitchen wing intact. Walled garden circa 1737 – 2 acres (see website for fu... read more
The Heath House - Staffordshire
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The house is early Tudor-Gothic (1840) situated in 125 acres of parkland, and 60 acres of woodland. We have four main reception rooms and overnight accommodation for up to 10 at present.
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Alscot Park - Warwickshire
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Set in 4,000 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, mainly within the parish of Preston-on-Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alscot a thriving country Estate has been in the West family for over two hundred years.

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Arbury Hall - Warwickshire
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Arbury Hall, standing in the midst of rolling lawns, surrounded by many acres of beautiful parkland, seven miles from the centre of England has been the home of the Newdegate family since the 16th century.

This lovely Elizabethan mansion ho... read more
Compton Verney - Warwickshire
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Compton Verney is an award winning art gallery in Warwickshire. It offers a unique opportunity to view art in the setting of a Grade 1 listed Robert Adam mansion... read more
Coughton Court - Warwickshire
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15th century home of the Throckmortons. Elaborate stone gatehouse (1510-20) with 2-storey oriel window, in which the wives of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Treason Plot waited for the outcome, is now set amongst buildings adapted or extended 1690-1835... read more
Ragley Hall - Warwickshire
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Designed by Robert Hooke in 1680, one of the earliest of England's great Palladian houses, with a massive portico added by Wyatt in 1780. The elaborately plastered Great Hall by James Gibb in 1750 is one of the finest Baroque interiors. Good French and En... read more
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Winterbourne is an Edwardian Arts & Crafts property, restored to its former splendour. One of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian arts and crafts villa garden, there are seven acres to explore and enjoy. Inside the house, exhibition rooms brin... read more
Birtsmorton Court - Worcestershire
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Set against the Malvern Hills, hidden in the Worcestershire countryside, Birtsmorton Court is a moated medieval Manor House, surrounded by parkland and enchanting formal gardens.

As Birtsmorton Court offers a diverse range of facilities you... read more
Hagley Hall - Worcestershire
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Noble Palladian house with corner pavilions completed in 1760 to the designs of Sanderson Miller. Italian plasterwork by Vassalli and Rococo decoration with furnishings by Chippendale. Collection includes Grand Tour items, including marble classical busts... read more
Harvington Hall - Worcestershire
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This moated medieval and Elizabethan manor is owned by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It has secret priests' hiding places and rare wall paintings.

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Spetchley Park Gardens - Worcestershire
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A plantsman's paradise with over 30 acres of gardens featuring many rare trees, shrubs and plants. In the Berkeley family since 1605, the garden was extended in the early 20th century by Rose Berkeley and her sister, the great Edwardian gardener, Miss Ell... read more
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Allerton Castle - Yorkshire
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The Grade I listing marks Allerton Castle as a structure of outstanding architectural and historical importance. One of the grandest surviving Gothic revival country houses. Allerton Castle is the home of the Gerald Arthur Rolph Foundation for Historic Pr... read more
Bramham Park - Yorkshire
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Important garden survives as created in the style of Le Notre with ornamental canals, cascades and tall beech hedges. Grand vistas extend to temples and an obelisk in woodland. 'Pleasure Grounds' half a mile from the house.

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Broughton Hall - Yorkshire
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Georgian Palladian in style, the Grade 1 listed Broughton Hall dates back to 1597 with the two wings either side added in 1810. It has been the seat of the Tempest Baronets for 900 years and currently belongs to the 31st generation of the Tempest family. ... read more
Carlton Towers - Yorkshire
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A magnificent Victorian Gothic country house, Carlton Towers has belonged to the ancestors of the Duke of Norfolk since the Norman Conquest. Currently the family home to Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard, it is the most complete house of its type to be... read more
Castle Howard - Yorkshire
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This virtual palace was the first great work of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh in 1699 for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle. Arguably the finest Baroque stately home in Britain, with a spectacular Great Hall under the painted and gilded dome 80 feet ... read more
Denton Hall - Yorkshire
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This beautiful venue is set in 2500 acres of Yorkshire's finest countryside with dramatic views towards the historic spa town of Ilkley, the River Wharfe and the famous Ilkey Moor. The hall, designed by the famous architect, John Carr, has an imposing so... read more
Duncombe Park - Yorkshire
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Early Georgian mansion dating from 1713 (with later wings) by the gentleman amateur architect and friend of Vanbrugh, William Wakefield. Restored as a family home from 1985 by Lord and Lady Feversham and now displaying their collection of British and cont... read more
Fairfax House - Yorkshire
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Restored as one of the finest Georgian townhouses in England, with exceptional collections of Georgian furniture, late 17th century and early 18th century clocks, and Noel Terry collection of paintings and porcelain. Joseph Cortese Stucco work. Restored 1... read more
Goldsborough Hall - Yorkshire
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Goldsborough Hall is a 17th century Grade II* privately owned stately home, set in beautiful parkland in the heart of the Yorkshire Countryside. The Hall is situated in the village of Goldsborough, near Harrogate, just south of the A59 near Knaresborough.... read more
Grays Court - Yorkshire
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Grays Court is one of the oldest continuously occupied houses in the country and is listed at grade I as a building of special architectural and historic interest. The building is located in the minster precinct, a conservation area within the candidate ... read more
Harewood House - Yorkshire
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Harewood House, built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles, is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors, superb Thomas Chippendale furniture and world class... read more
Hovingham Hall - Yorkshire
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This Palladian family home in its beautiful parkland setting was designed and built by Thomas Worsley. It is still lived in by his descendants and was the childhood... read more
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Georgian town house with walled plantsman's garden which won first prize in the RHS competition. An RHS recommended garden.

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The home of Richard and Lucinda Compton, Newby Hall is one of England's renowned Adam houses. In the 1760s William Weddell, an ancestor of the Comptons, acquired a magnificent collection of ancient Roman sculpture and Gobelins tapestries. He commissioned ... read more
Ripley Castle - Yorkshire
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Family home of the Ingilbys for 28 generations. Medieval gatehouse, Treasurer Ingilby's tower of 1555 and the main apartments rebuilt in the 1780s. In the tower is the highly evocative Knight's Room with boarded wainscot and priests' hole. Estate village ... read more
Scampston Hall - Yorkshire
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Owned by the same family since 17th century, it was given fine Regency interiors in the early 19th century by the architect, Thomas Leverton. Important pictures by Gainsborough, Marlow, Scott and Wilson.

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Uniquely situated on a dramatic cliff-top position, forming the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast, Sewerby Hall and Gardens enjoys spectacular views over Br... read more
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Temple Newsam House & Estate is one of the great country houses of England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the bir... read more
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Abbotsford - Scotland
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One of the first examples of Scottish romantic baronial revival architecture built by Sir Walter Scott on the proceeds of his famous Waverley novels. Abbotsford is filled Scott’s outstanding personal library of rare and unusual books, together with extrao... read more
Ardgowan - Scotland
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Late 18th century neo-classical house. Medieval castle ruin in garden, in 300 acres of parkland leading into Firth of Clyde. Riding school on site and access to marina. read more
Ardkinglas - Scotland
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Ardkinglas Estate is located at the head of Loch Fyne in Argyll approximately 10 miles from Inveraray and extends to some 4800 hectares (12,000 acres). The house, gardens and policy woodland are located on the shores of Loch Fyne south of the village of ... read more
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Family home since 1546 to Macpherson-Grants, who founded the famous Aberdeen Angus cattle. Outstanding example of Scottish baronial architecture, with 19th century wings added to the main 16th century fabric. Collection of 17th century Spanish paintings. ... read more
Blair Castle - Scotland
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Located at the gateway to Cairngorms National Park, Blair Castle sits at the heart of 145,000 acre Atholl Estates. Fortress home of the Dukes of Atholl from the Castle's commencement in 1269. Visitors can immerse themselves in 700 years of family history... read more
Cambo House - Scotland
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Just south of Historic St. Andrews, 'The Home of Golf', in Fife, this family-run estate is set among the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife yet within easy reach of Edinburgh and the Highlands.

A secret, unspoilt, haven... read more
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The Castle of Mey, built in the 1560s, was bought by The Queen Mother in 1952. She restored the castle and created the beautiful gardens that can be seen today. ... read more
Drumkilbo House - Scotland
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Drumkilbo is a listed historic building (including the walled garden). The house itself is mid 19th century Georgian with a 13th century stone spiral staircase at its core. The first recorded owner of Drumkilbo was King Robert the Bruce, who gave it to ... read more
Dundas Castle - Scotland
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Dundas Castle is the personal home of Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and is one of the most historic and beautiful Castles in Scotland. It is set within 1000 acres of parkland with splendid views both towards the Firth of Forth and the Pentland Hills, and provid... read more
Dunrobin Castle - Scotland
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One of Scotland's oldest inhabited houses, and the most northerly of its great castles. Although the keep dates from 1300, the exterior was romantically remodelled by Sir Charles Barry in 1845 and many of the interiors by Sir Robert Lorimer after a fire i... read more
Duns Castle - Scotland
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Situated in the heart of the beautiful Scottish border countryside, this enchanting historic 14th Century Castle has been opened up to guests as an exclusive and very personal venue by its owners, the Hay family. read more
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Any visit to the Isle of Skye would be incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland a... read more
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Widely recognised as the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan sits majestically at the point where three great lochs meet. The site has been fortified for at least 800 years and although partially destroyed during a Jacobite uprising in 1719... read more
Fenton Tower - Scotland
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The Tower was built in 1577 for Sir John Carmichael, a friend if King James VI, who was warden of the Scottish Middlemarch and responsible for policing the border between Scotland and England. In 1603, after the death of Sir John Carmichael, King James ... read more
Fingask Castle - Scotland
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The trees, the topiary, the numerous statues, the magnificent views, the holy well, the great lawns around the castle combine to provide a secluded country atmosphere a mere 15 minutes drive from Dundee airport and one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Fro... read more
Floors Castle - Scotland
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Home of the Duke of Roxburghe, built in 1721 to designs by William Adam and remodelled on baronial style by Playfair 1838-49, this immense and palatial house contains fine French furniture, porcelain and paintings. James II of Scotland was killed in the g... read more
Gilmerton House - Scotland
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Gilmerton House is a handsome Grade A listed Georgian Mansion situated in the heart of East Lothian just 30 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. The estate comprises of one thousand acres of which 100 acres are woodlands and walks.

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Glamis Castle - Scotland
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Royal residence of the Lyon family since 1372 and legendary setting of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. Rebuilt in elaborate, turreted French chateau style in late 17th century incorporating some 14th century work, it is spectacular. Fine furnishings, paintings a... read more
Gordon Castle - Scotland
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Gordon Castle is located in the heart of Malt Whisky country, alongside the River Spey, near Fochabers in Moray, Scotland. It was the original seat of the Dukes of Gordon and was built by George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly in the 1470s. In the 1760s John B... read more
Greywalls - Scotland
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Elegant Edwardian Lutyens house owned by the Weaver family since 1926 and run as a hotel since 1948. The house sits in a beautiful walled garden attributed to Gertrude Jekyll with views to the south over the Lammermuir Hills and to the north over the Muir... read more
Hopetoun House - Scotland
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Hopetoun House is a unique gem of Europe's architectural heritage and undoubtedly 'Scotland's Finest Stately Home'. Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth, it is one of the most splendid examples of the work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce ... read more
Innes House - Scotland
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Innes House, a beautiful seventeenth century Scottish Rennaissance building with Edwardian additions, is set in magnificent walled gardens surrounded by parkland containing many unusual and majestic trees. This splendid building, the home of the Tennant f... read more
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The present castle was built between 1745 and 1790 on the instructions of the 3rd Duke of Argyll to designs by Roger Morris to replace a 15th century fortified keep. The interiors were planned by Robert Mylne for the 5th Duke. A third floor and the conica... read more
Kelburn Castle - Scotland
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Home of the Boyle family since 1140, the early Norman keep was greatly enlarged in 1581, and a fine William and Mary mansion was added by the 1st Earl of Glasgow in 1700. It was further extended in 1879 by the 6th Earl. Memorabilia from New Zealand and th... read more
Kilbryde Castle - Scotland
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Original Scottish Town House restored in the 1870s in Victorian style. 12 acres of gardens read more
Kincardine Castle - Scotland
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This is truly different. Your stay with the Laird and his wife, Andrew and Nicola Bradford, is going to be fun from start to finish with music, stories and genuine Scottish hospitality in the finest and homeliest of surroundings.

First vie... read more
Kinnaird Castle - Scotland
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Large Castle set amidst 800 acres of parkland on the east coast of Scotland. The Carnegie family (Earls of Southesk) have lived in the property since 1405. It has been altered and aggrandised over the centuries, notably by Playfair in 1790s and its curren... read more
Kinross House - Scotland
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Kinross House was the first Neoclassical Palladian mansion to be built in Scotland. A Grade 'A' building, Kinross House is important not only because it was architecturally the first of its kind, but because it was the first to be built in a designed land... read more
Lochnell Castle - Scotland
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The site on which the Castle stands has been occupied since the 6th Century and parts of this original construction are still visible in the undercroft of the Chapel that remains on site.

The main structure of the castle dates back to the 1... read more
Manderston - Scotland
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Fine Edwardian country house rebuilt 1903-05 for Sir James Miller who instructed the architect, John Kinross, 'to spare no expense'. Interiors in Adam style, including the silver staircase modelled on Versailles' Petit Trianon. The apogee of life before ... read more
Mellerstain House - Scotland
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Robert Adam's first important commission in Scotland and, although adorned with castellations and linking two earlier pavilions ( by Adam's father, William), Mellerstain is essentially a Georgian house. Its interior Adam decoration is one of Scotland's to... read more
Mount Stuart - Scotland
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One of the marvels of high Victorian gothic architecture. The 3rd Marquess of Bute, a convert to the Roman church and scholarly aesthete, called in the architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in 1880 to build a new mansion which in red sandstone combined Ven... read more
Neidpath Castle - Scotland
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Neidpath Castle is a traditional, unspoilt 14th century four storey stone tower renowned as one of the grandest Tweed Valley Tower Houses, steeped in rich history.

Former home of Fraser Hay and Douglas families converted to tower house in t... read more
Paxton House - Scotland
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Built for Patrick Home, a young Scottish laird, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, featuring Adam interiors and fine collections of Chippendale and Trotter furniture. Includes the largest picture gallery in... read more
Scone Palace - Scotland
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Built on the site of Scone Abbey and incorporating the medieval bishops' palace and Moot Hill, place of coronation for Scottish Kings, and extended in gothic style from 1803. Superb collection of objets d'art, including items of Marie Antoinette bought by... read more
Skaill House - Scotland
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Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850.

Covering thou... read more
Strathtyrum House - Scotland
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Strathtyrum House is situated on its own estate opposite the famous Old Course at St Andrews with which it shares a rich history. Strathtyrum, one of Scotland's finest Country Houses, was built in 1782 for the Cheape Family and is still owned by them today. read more
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Nestling in the gentle Border Hills, with its rose pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish History.... read more
Touch House - Scotland
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Dating from the 15th century with an impressive Georgian faade, Touch House boasts amazing views over the surrounding landscaped parkland and a charming Walled Garden. read more
Traquair House - Scotland
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Oldest inhabited house in Scotland, originally a royal hunting lodge and now a 17th century mansion on medieval foundations. Historic treasures with strong associations with Mary Queen of Scots (including her rosary and crucifix) and Jacobite risings. Res... read more
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17th century house replacing a much earlier one and the home of the Conwy family for over 500 years, it was reworked in 1875 by the famous architect William Eden Nesfield. The interior includes collections of armour, portraits and an Egyptian mummy.
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Bryngwyn - Wales
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A fairytale story of the restoration of a family house, which was shut up in 1928 and reopened in 1989. Bryngwyn is set in a nine acre garden in a superb parkland setting. Bryngwn featured in the short list for the Country Life award for the best restor... read more
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Occupied as a home since the 13th century, this medieval castle has exceptional Georgian interiors and is surrounded by extensive gardens.

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Estate of c.15,000 acres
400 Acres Parkland, private river, buildings, forestry. read more
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An Ancient House with a Victorian Facade. Situated far from any city yet at the heart of Welsh History, Art & Politics. Once a landed estate, now a conference centre, wedding venue, Grade I listed garden and events venue. Famed for centuries for its h... read more
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The seat of the Phillips family since around 1300, the bleak castle's remodelling in the mid-18th century created a country house with fine plasterwork and panelling, while a Regency wing was added in the 1800s.

Features: 40-acre woodland g... read more
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Set at the foot of glorious rolling hills and overlooking the Severn valley, Plas Dinam is the perfect location to enjoy un-spoilt Welsh countryside at its best. Whether for a weekend or holiday with friends, as a corporate getaway or as a spectacular wed... read more
Plasglasgwm was built circa 1573 as an estate farm for the Gwydyr Estate, by Dr John Gwynn, of the Wynne family of Gwydyr, descendants of Owain Gwynedd (1100-1170), also known as Owain ap Gruffydd, last king of North Wales. Built originally to provide a h... read more
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Stradey Castle is a 'set piece' Victorian house virtually unchanged since the 19th century. It is Grade 2* listed. The restoration of this important heritage property, the surrounding terrace and woodland gardens and parkland is well underway. The house ... read more
Treowen - Wales
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Grade I Listed house built about 1620. Panelled rooms, magnificent staircases, delightful gardens, breathtaking views, private woodland walks and a lofty position at the far end of a half mile long drive in one of the most beautiful corners of Wales. read more
Trevor Hall - Wales
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Grade I listed Georgian house set in 85 acres of grounds and woodland. read more
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Ballywalter Park - Northern Ireland
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A Georgian house c1730 completely reworked by Sir Charles Lanyon between 1846 & 1852 for Andrew Mulholland [great, great, great, grandfather of the present owner]. A Billiard Room & Conservatory were added for his son John, 1st Baron Dunleath, in ... read more
Barons Court - Northern Ireland
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Original house built by George Stewart in 1774. read more
Beech Hill epitomises Georgian elegance and gracious country living. It is the hotel where your comfort and pleasure always come first and where you are assured of warm and genuine hospitality. You will find us in richly wooded countryside just 2-miles fr... read more
Belle Isle Castle - Northern Ireland
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The 17th century Belle Isle Castle is a haven of luxurious accommodation nestling close to the water's edge and set within a magical landscape of lakes and islands. Guests can enjoy the use of the Castle as if it is their own home, delighting in the atmos... read more
Glenarm Castle - Northern Ireland
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Home to the Earls of Antrim for over 400 years, Glenarm Castle is today a beautiful Jacobethan style mansion set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Although the Castle is only occasionally open to the public, the Castle’s magnificent Walled Garden... read more
Grey Abbey House and Gardens - Northern Ireland
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Built in 1762 the present house is the third to be built by the Montgomery family on land granted by James I in 1604. Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, overlooking the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey. The house contains interesting fa... read more
Larchfield Estate - Northern Ireland
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Larchfield Estate is a stunning private walled estate of 600 acres situated just 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre or 1hr 30 from Dublin. Sarah and Gavin opened the estate for events, conferences, and weddings in 2007 and we now host over 80 events a y... read more
Lissanoure Castle - Northern Ireland
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Lissanoure Castle is on an island site in the heart of the privately owned family demense of Peter and Emily Mackie.

It is surrounded by ornamental canals, lakes and parkland. It was built in 1770 by George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney. H... read more
Montalto Estate - Northern Ireland
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Montalto is a privately owned estate nestled in the picturesque surroundings of the Co.Down countryside and is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. The estate has been a family home for centuries and offers you the exclusive use of 400 acres of Irish count... read more
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Sausmarez Manor - Channel Islands
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A family home for almost eight centuries, showing collections of Oriental, French and English furniture and paintings as well as an acclaimed sculpture park in the wild Subtropical garden, ride-on trains and a 9-hole par 3 golf course.

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