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  • The history of Althorp is the history of a family. Althorp House was built in 1508, by the Spencers, for the Spencers, and that is how it has remained for over 500 years. It is set in the...
  • Baron and Baroness Pfetten welcome you to discover the last surviving Jacobean Royal Residence. Gardens and State Rooms are now open to the public for Summer guided tours managed by English...
  • Aynhoe Park is not just another private country estate. At the heart of 250 acres of capability brown Cotswolds countryside, the 17th-century stately 28 bedroom home is a house of stories...
  • This fine classical house can be spotted from the road as you pass through this attractive rolling upland country. Strangely enough the balanced composition belies it’s development...
  • Discover one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes. Boughton House, famous for its internationally renowned art collection, has been home to the Buccleuch Family&...
  • Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587...
  • Built by the Drydens using the remains of a medieval priory, the house and gardens have survived largely unaltered since 1710 and are presented as they were during the time of Sir Henry...
  • The Hall remains the much loved family home of the Macdonald-Buchanan family. This is quite apparent when you tour around as you will see family portraits by some exceptional artists, which...
  • Comfortably surveying its valley, Cranford Hall dates from the second quarter of the 18th century. It was built by the Robinson family who acquired the estate about 1715. It was they who...
  • Deene Park is very much a home, open for house and garden visits during public Open Days. The personal touches, mementos and family collections make this one of the most comfortable and...
  • Delapre Abbey is currently closed until 2017. Delapre is one of the most beautiful public gardens in Northampton and its grounds and the gardens can be enjoyed at all times of the year....
  • One of the greatest but perhaps least well known of Northamptonshire’s country houses, as it lies hidden in its park and not visible from any public road. The history of the house...
  • One of the few houses in the county where the continual family ownership extends back to the late medieval period, although the present house largely dates to the late 16th century when...
  • Harrowden Hall was built between c. 1716 and 1723 by Thomas Watson the brother of Lewis, Earl of Rockingham who lived at Rockingham Castle. Thomas was the fortunate heir of his maternal...
  • Once Elizabethan England’s largest and most glittering house, Holdenby subsequently became the Palace and then the prison of Charles 1. Today the house incorporates a wing of the...
  • Kelmarsh Hall is an elegant Palladian house built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design and set in beautiful gardens with views over the surrounding parkland. The former home of society decorator...
  • Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Although this vast mansion...
  • A Tudor founder, blind book collector, wayward 17th century grand tourist, eccentric Victorian, Hollywood actor, commanding wives and dedicated daughters. As the home for the Isham family...
  • The Lilford Estate has at its heart Lilford Hall a Grade I listed stately home over 500 years old and with 100 rooms, the listing of Grade I officially meaning an English house of outstanding...
  • Tucked away in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside lies a mysterious garden, a remarkable example of Renaissance design and craftsmanship. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham in 1595...
  • William the Conqueror ordered a motte and bailey Castle to be built at Rockingham around 1070. The Castle has welcomed many Kings and Queens including Richard the Lionheart, King John and...
  • This delightful triangular building was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham (father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters) and constructed between 1593 and 1597. The lodge is a testament to Tresham...
  • Nestled in a valley beneath Rockingham Forest, lies the village of Southwick with the church of St Mary’s, and Southwick Hall close by. The Hall, with its towers and finials and gables...
  • Built in the time of William and Mary, the Hall is surrounded by ancient parkland rich in natural history and beauty and a further 900 acres. Avenues of established, majestic trees radiate...
  • The building comes as a wonderful surprise. Leaving the public road which runs from Stoke Bruerne north east, following the sign posts, you wend your way down a long drive which eventually...
  • Sulgrave Manor, the Ancestral Home of George Washington, stands for a legacy of friendship between the United States and the United Kingdom. Bought in 1914 to celebrate 100 years of peace...
  • 78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed...
  • The Guildhall is a stunning Grade II star listed building, conveniently located in the heart of town. With a choice of unique and memorable rooms packed with period features and Victorian...
  • The Manor House, Ashby St Ledgers, is one of the most intriguing and historic houses in England. From 1375 to 1611 it was the home of the Catesby family. In 1605 Robert Catesby and his...
  • The manor is one of the hidden gems of Northamptonshire. Over eight hundred years old and with a huge history dating back to the Viking period, it offers a fascinating insight into Medieval...
  • Located in the village of Thenford in Northamptonshire, is the 70 acre estate belonging to Baron Heseltine of Thenford (Michael Heseltine). Set in the shape of a horseshoe, surrounding...
  • Located in a quiet village to the south of the county, Weston Hall is the Northamptonshire seat of the literary Sitwell family. A home since 1714, the house became a haunt for some of the...

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