This Category B listed building contains the remnants of an L Plan semi fortified late medieval house at its core. The present owners Gemma and James McCallum have spent nearly 20 years renovating it and the restoration of the stable block and garden pavilions. The first phase was to restore the house to what was thought to be its original two stories but having won a Georgian Society architectural award for this achievement the owners managed to get permission to add another one and a half floors a couple of years later.
The whole ethos of the restoration of the house and garden has been to try and recreate features which might have been seen by a young 18th century laird on his Grand Tour of Europe and the treasures he either bought home or had copied to impress his friends and neighbours with his erudition.
The Head Gardner Katherine Taylor will guide the group around the wonderful walled garden and describe the ideas behind the various”rooms” of which it is made up. The policies surrounding the house contain a pretty dovecot, woodland with a new Nuttery (inspired by Sissinghurst), extensive wildflower meadows and waterside plantings which surround an impressively landscaped pond.
Directions to the house will be sent with ticket.