Visit to Papplewick Hall and Winkburn Hall
| Papplewick Hall
Coffee will be served on arrival at Papplewick Hall followed by a tour of the house by the owner, Richard Godwin-Austen. Papplewick is a beautiful classic Georgian house, built of Mansfield stone, set in parkland, with a woodland garden laid out in the 18th century. The house is notable for its very fine plasterwork and elegant staircase. Grade II listed. There is also a lovely church that will be open.
After lunch, which can be booked at one of a number of local pubs, Richard Craven-Smith-Milner, owner of Winkburn Hall, will give a guided tour around this fine house. A William and Mary house, built around 1695 on the site of an earlier Elizabethan house, the top floor was added in 1837. The stables and coach house were added in the middle of the 18th century. The restoration of the plasterwork, was well as the gilding, has been undertaken by Mrs Craven-Smith-Milner herself. There is also a lovely church to be seen. Tea will be served afterwards.