Five of the Best: Southern England’s Country Estates

Having been a recent convert to the National Trust and English Heritage, I find myself seeking out places to visit during the weekend and here are some of my favourites.  My enthusiasm, as you will see, has even led me to visit independently owned properties too!  Little gems all. If you visit Goodwood House for the…

Goodwood House – one of West Sussex’s gems

If you have visited Glorious Goodwood, Goodwood Revival or the Festival of Speed, have you ever wondered what lies behind the front door of Goodwood House?  Well, it might be worth making a date for your diary for the annual house tour season starts 16th March – 13th October this year. The house itself started…

Surprising Goodwood

The Goodwood Estate has been on my “hit-list” for some time now so I headed off for a  recee before booking a visit to the house itself.  A lovely hotel, a warm welcome given, gorgeous surroundings … what I hoped to find in fact and it didn’t disappoint.  What I didn’t expect, however, were the monumental sculptures,…