Category: House


Goodbye Christmas

One of the first jobs of January is to take down all the Christmas decorations in the Great Hall. It is an ‘all hands on deck’ task; with so many … Continue reading


Christmas is coming to Godinton

We might be in our closed season but it is busy here with Christmas just around the corner. Our events schedule started with the success of the Ashford Visual Artists … Continue reading


Specialist Cleaning

Since the house closed its doors after a very busy and successful season the important cleaning and conservation work has begun. This year we are to deep clean our 2 … Continue reading

IMG_6074 Death Watch Beetle Damage 1920 wireless

Discovery in the Attic

During a routine check of the items in the attics we came across a worrying sight, our 1920’s wireless had been attacked by pests. We managed to manoeuvre the wireless … Continue reading


Specialist Repair

Scaffolding has been erected to carry out essential work to the north-east gable to repair structural cracks in the high level masonry and to replace a rotten timber lintel. The … Continue reading

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Moth Mayhem

This hot weather has not only brought the gardens to life but it has also increased the number of moths we are finding in the house. We have 36 traps … Continue reading

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Friends of William Harvey AGM

The Friends of William Harvey Hospital recently held their AGM in our Billiard Room followed by a Godinton special of cream teas for all. It was an extra special year … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Crumble Cake

It has been a busy couple of weeks since the House and Tearoom reopened its doors to the public on Good Friday. Visitors have admired the newly refurbished Tearoom floor … Continue reading