Author: Rachael


AVA Art Fair 25th-27th November

The Ashford Visual Artists will be back displaying their work in the Great Hall and Billiard Room. Find that special gift or treat yourself to something nice, just in time … Continue reading


Autumn Week

Join us in the garden for some family fun, Autumn Week starts on Monday 24th October and runs until Friday 28th October, daily activities from 1pm until 4pm.  Traditional garden … Continue reading


Extra Activities in Godinton’s Park

September has seen Godinton host some exciting activities including Longbow Archery and School Cross Country. The longbow archers enjoyed the unusually mild September weather in the picturesque parkland. The Longbow … Continue reading


Macmillan Coffee Morning Success!

On Friday 30th September we hosted our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning! All staff participated in creating their ‘Showstoppers’ hoping to be crowned Star Baker by the Estate Manager. With the … Continue reading


House martins leave the nest

The private picturesque courtyard at Godinton has been home to the house martins since April. These chatty birds have built impressive mud nests below the eaves of the buildings where … Continue reading


The Heraldic Stone

The heraldic stone over the arch to the courtyard has now been repainted in the correct colours. The coat of arms represents the two marriages of Thomas Toke, those to … Continue reading

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Window Painting

Every five years the windows of the house require painting, which is a large task for our building team. There are over 50 windows just around the main part of … Continue reading

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Forth Bridge Size Task

We’ve likened the ongoing painting of the park fencing around Godinton House and Gardens to that of the Forth Bridge. The old park fence was renewed with traditional iron railings … Continue reading


Outdoor Theatre

Join The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company on Friday 29th July for an evening of outdoor theatre in the glorious gardens.  Tickets available on the night from £15.


Owl Watch

With the hay in our fields only recently cut, we have been incredibly fortunate to have a pair of barn owls hunting in the fields. Walkers were able to watch … Continue reading