Warner Hotels Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire

Thoresby Hall has been in the Warner group for 20 years. It is one of Nottinghamshire’s most important houses where Thoresby’s original features are still enjoyed by Warner’s guests today. There are deep armchairs in the vaulted splendour of the Great Hall, and the house’s broad terrace overlooks a croquet lawn and acres of classic … Read more

Kedleston Hall and Grounds

Kedleston Hall is a neo-classical manor house, and seat of the Curzon family, located in Kedleston, Derbyshire, approx. 4 miles north-west of Derby. The current house was commissioned in 1759 by Nathaniel Curzon and designed by Robert Adam. The magnificent Marble Hall was completed in 1776. Recorded on 13 May 2022 with a DJI Pocket … Read more

Old Rolls-Royce cars at Kedleston Hall

While we were visiting Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, eleven Rolls-Royce cars arrived, most of them manufactured pre-1940. It was a stopping point for a tour by members of the Irish Georgian Society and the Rolls-Royce 20-Ghost Club. The 20-Ghost Club was inaugurated on the 26th May 1949 by a group of owners dedicated to the … Read more

Lytes Cary, a medieval manor house in Somerset

Lytes Cary is a manor house near Somerton in Somerset, England. It has parts dating to the 14th century, with other sections dating to the 15th, 16th, and 18th centuries. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte, it was then lovingly restored in the 20th century by Sir Walter Jenner. The property is owned by … Read more

Dunster Castle and Medieval Village

Dunster, in Somerset, is one of England’s most beautiful and fascinating medieval villages, with a castle perched high on a wooded hill. At the top of the High Street is an iconic octagonal building called The Yarn Market. It was once the hub of the thriving wool trade in Exmoor. Nearby are shops offering handmade … Read more

Bluebell walk on the Hitchwood Trail

In April and May every year, tiny bluebells begin to scatter themselves across woodland floors all over Hertfordshire. We visit Hitch Wood near Hitchin where blankets of bluebells surround the trail. The trail starts at the car park on the B651 south of Hitchin (OS Map Reference TL198239). Recorded on 26 April 2022 with a … Read more

Cricket St Thomas Hotel Gardens in April

This Somerset hotel’s beautiful and extensive gardens and lakes are Grade II listed. In 2010 documents from 1895 and 1919 were used to reinstate these lovely grounds to their original design. The Grotto Water Garden is particularly lovely and was designed by Kate Gould who won a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for … Read more