Thorn House and Garden

Devon’s Thorn House a rare beauty

High above Devon’s River Yealm, Thorn House & Garden boasts spectacular views towards Dartmoor & many treasures. Lucy Peel shares why an Invitation to View visit to Thorn House & Garden near Plymouth in Devon is a must in her article – ‘Rare Chance to enjoy spectacular West house’, published earlier this year in the…

parsonage farm tudor tours

Tudor treats year-round at new property Parsonage Farm

Eggstra special Tudor treats year-round. Discover Parsonage Farm – Invitation to View’s new property on the Essex / Hertfordshire border. Simnel bread and willow catkin decorations around Easter, great Tudor feasts on the run up to Christmas, period pleasure gardens and potagers – Parsonage Farm, the late medieval/ early Tudor  timber-framed farmhouse at Albury near…

Say it with flowers this Mother’s Day…

Great floral treats await at Invitation to View properties And Mother’s Day is the time to say it with flowers. So why not give Mum a unique floral treat to look forward courtesy of Invitation to View? With our online tickets, it’s never too late to find the perfect gift… Daffodils, Tudor primroses, hellebore hybrids…

Suffolk gems

Suffolk gems Invitation to View houses feature in two new volumes of James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England  (Suffolk: East and Suffolk: West), and of all the architectural gems in the west of Suffolk, Columbine Hall, Stowupland, has been chosen to illustrate the back cover of Suffolk: West. The front cover illustration…

Finchingfield finds on display

Finchingfield finds on display Two fascinating sticks have been donated to Finchingfield Guildhall by Joan King. The first is a witch stick (left) found in a wall of her father Daniel Peddar’s 17th century thatched cottage. Daniel Peddar said his great, great grandmother’s sister had been beaten to death as a witch and he believed…

Glorious gardens

Three Invitation to View houses appear in a German book published this month. The gardens of Island Hall (left), Columbine Hall and Silverstone Farm, all in East Anglia, are featured in Die geheimen Gärten von England (Secret Gardens of England) by Heidi Howcroft and photographer Marianne Majerus.

Salvage Hunters at Crowcombe Court

The baroque splendour of Crowcombe Court, Somerset, and its impressive undercroft (left) can be seen on Salvage Hunters, series 6 episode 2, on Quest TV. Catch up at http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/salvage-hunters-6-episode-2/, or better still, join the Kenyons for their next Invitation to View tour on 21st May.