Canons Ashby House is a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house located in the village of Canons Ashby, south of the town of Daventry, Northamptonshire. The interior of Canons Ashby House is noted for its Elizabethan wall paintings and its Jacobean plasterwork. It is owned by the National Trust. Watch the video: The following stills… Read More »
The centerpiece of the Shugborough Estate is Shugborough Hall, parts of which date back to 1695. Further additions were made during the 18th and 19th centurys. There is an exhibition showing highlights from the lives of two previous residents; Thomas Anson who was a Member of Parliament and George Anson who was First Lord of… Read More »
Baddesley Clinton is a moated manor house near the historic town of Warwick in the English county of Warwickshire. The house probably originated in the 13th century, when large areas of the Forest of Arden were cleared for farmland. It is owned by the National Trust. Watch the video: The following stills are from the… Read More »
A la Ronde, near Exmouth in Devon, is owned by the National Trust. It was built in 1796 for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter. Jane was the daughter of a rich merchant. Following the death of her father, Jane decided to set up home in Devon together with her cousin Mary. They purchased… Read More »
Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival house near Bristol. The mansion was built in the 1830s. It was later bought by English businessman William Gibbs, whose huge fortune came from importing guano (bird droppings) used as fertilizer. In the 1860s Gibbs had the house expanded and remodelled. The architectural style selected for the rebuilding was… Read More »
Montacute house and village have often featured as locations for films. It was used as one of the locations for the BBC’s adaption of the novel Wolf Hall, in 2014. The fictional location for the Wallace and Gromit film ‘The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’, Tottington Hall, was based on Montacute House. Watch the video: The… Read More »
Killerton is an 18th-century house near Exeter in Devon. In 1944 it was given to the National Trust by British politician Sir Richard Acland. Sir Richard was was one of the founding members of the British Common Wealth Party. He was an advocate of public land ownership and he gave his Killerton and Holnicote estates… Read More »
The Vyne, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, National Trust property. This was a chance to see this usually off-limits part of the Tudor mansion before 41 miles of scaffolding came down marking the end of a £5.4m roof project. Viewing points enabled visitors to get an insider’s view of the project as well as vistas of The… Read More »
Mottisfont house, Romsey, Hampshire, was dressed for Christmas with statement trees, piles of presents, dramatic flower arrangements and handmade decorations crafted by talented National Trust volunteers. Each room had a different colour theme. The following stills are from the video. Camera: Sony RX100 V.
It looked like Christmas Eve at Basildon Park, Berkshire. The curtains were drawn as if it was evening at the house. There were sumptuous decoration and giant trees throughout the house, all drawing on Lady Iliffe’s French-Mauritian roots. The following stills are from the video. Camera: Sony RX100 V.
Ascott, Wing, Buckinghamshire is a half-timbered house originating from 1606, transformed by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century. The extensive gardens, are an attractive mix of the formal and natural with specimen trees, shrubs and beautiful herbaceous borders. We visited in August 2017. The following stills are from the video. Camera: Sony RX100 V.
The Stowe National Trust property in Buckinghamshire features gardening on the grandest scale. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise and still cast their spell today. The following stills are from the video. Camera:… Read More »