10 May 2014
For a rare treat visit Littlecote House on the Wiltshire-Berkshire border where you can visit the Tudor house, stroll down to the site of a Roman villa and even wonder what the estate must have been like when it was the home to a regiment of American paratroopers!
08 May 2014
Originally built in 1514 as a sign of power, Barrington Court, set in the heart of the Somerset countryside, fell into disrepair but it was saved from oblivion by Arthur Lyle, the famous sugar baron, who restored it to its former glory.
07 May 2014
Started in 1555, under the instruction of Elizabethan courtier Sir William Cecil, later Lord Burghley, it took 32 years to complete Burghley House, which sits amid a rolling deer park just minutes away from the busy A1 London to York road.
05 May 2014
Harewood House is one of the grandest houses in the country. Built with money from the lucrative sugar trade it eventually become a Royal residence when Princess Mary married Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood.
03 May 2014
Welcome to the Historic Houses, a body that advises owners of stately homes how to administer their houses and estates, which are open to the public when you join the comprehensive HAA membership scheme.
27 April 2013
Carbon from the fires of Manchester and Chesterfield covered Derbyshire’s famous Chatsworth house in black grime. But after a year’s work specialist stone restorers and masons have cleaned all the muck away and the house now looks very much like it would have done when it was remodelled over 200 years ago.
27 April 2013
Yorkshire’s Castle Howard is so large and richly decorated the human eye can’t take it all in at first glance So stop and take a moment to feast on one of the grandest private homes in the country.
02 March 2013
The National Trust acquired Lyveden New Bield, sitting amid the rolling Northamptonshire countryside, in 1922. Today you can marvel at the Elizabethan design, dimensions and the stunning stonework. What would it have looked like if it were finished?
28 February 2013
Nestling beside Derbyshire’s River Wye, not a stones-throw from Bakewell, you wander across a perfect example of Tudor architecture and artisan’s craft, but why did the owners desert it for 200 years?