Mrs Kerry Goodyear
Pretty stone lodges stand beside each gateway leading into the estate. The drives then meander between green pastures and wooded areas of native trees and rhododendrons, leading visitors to the grand entrance protected by a magnificent ‘porte cochere’.
With its turrets, tall chimneys and octagonal viewing tower, the exuberant main entrance sets the tone for this gothic revival house built from local Hollington stone. Several gargoyles peer down from the roof, and the spiky gables are topped with decorative pinnacles.
The surrounding 125-acre parkland includes an old walled kitchen garden, former stables and a delightful Regency orangery that overlooks a sunken rose garden with clipped box hedging and stone balustrades.
In early summer the surrounding woodlands are ablaze with masses of flowering rhododendron in shades of red and orange, while in autumn mature stands of specimen trees present a spectacular palette of autumn colours.