Author: Issi

Amazing Arrangements

Every Friday morning one of our volunteers, Sheila, comes in to create the beautiful flower arrangements that you will see around the house and in marmite jars in the Stables … Continue reading

Shearing Sheep

You may notice that the sheep who graze the parkland around the estate have recently all had a haircut. After all, no one wants to be wearing a billy woolly … Continue reading

Oriental features

As you go around the house you may notice two beautiful Oriental cabinets. If you’ve been on a tour, it’s likely the guides have told you that although they look … Continue reading

Gurkha Peace Foundation

The lovely weather has been encouraging people to enjoy the great outdoors and explore the circular walk around the Estate. If you completed a lap on Sunday 2nd June you … Continue reading

Our last owner, Alan Wyndham Green, was always keen on sharing this unique estate with the local community. Today, we still share the beautiful house, gardens and parkland with booked … Continue reading

A Big Change

Over the last 22 years major changes have happened to the Godinton Estate, overseen by our Estate Manager Nick Sandford. While there have been many changes in the Sandford family’s … Continue reading

New Arrivals

If you came to visit us towards the end of last season you may have seen the sheep grazing on the parkland. We now have more new arrivals, with lambing … Continue reading

Open House

Godinton House re-opens on the 5th of April. Thanks to a closed season spent deep cleaning and other areas getting much needed restoration, it looks spectacular. Although all the porcelain … Continue reading

Heights in the Hall

Sometimes during the winter clean we need a helping hand to reach some of the harder to get to areas, especially in the Great Hall with its vaulted ceiling. For … Continue reading

First Aid

This month at Godinton we have all been brushing up on our first aid skills, with every member of staff completing a one day course. After exploring first aid boxes … Continue reading