The ultimate dovecote

This surely has to be the most magnificent dovecote I have ever seen – I call it the Westcott Wonder.  Pristinely thatched and maintained in the picturesque village of Westcott, one mile west of Dorking in the Surrey Hills, the dovecote resides close to the central village green.  It has a weather vane above it…

Agatha Christie & the Mystery of Surrey’s Silent Pool!

For this second week’s post, we continue the watery theme with a visit to The Silent Pool, Shere, just outside of Guildford. I had no idea this was opposite Newlands Corner otherwise I would certainly have visited sooner! Due to the bad weather last year, the walk around the Silent Pool is somewhat curtailed at present,…

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…