Category: House


Great Chamber Repair Work

During the closed season, we take the opportunity to complete any major building repair work. This season we replaced one of the window frames in the Great Chamber that had … Continue reading


Portraits and Piano Return!

This week marked the return of our Steinway grand piano and beautiful portraits following their restoration work after September’s storm damage… Just in time for Christmas! Make sure you come … Continue reading


Home in time for Christmas

At the beginning of September, during an almost tropical storm, the gutters above the Great Hall overflowed causing water to flood through the ceiling. This caused damage to the portraits … Continue reading


Flower Friday

Every week the house is filled with magnificent flower displays arranged by our own florist Sheilagh. All the flowers are freshly cut from our gardens. See photos below for the … Continue reading


Our New Sculpture Bench

Gardens visitors can now admire and enjoy our new sculpture bench situated in the Wild Garden. The new sculpture bench is made of a giant sweet chestnut tree that fell … Continue reading


Tea and Cake

Visitors to the House and Gardens are warmly welcomed to our lovely Tea Room, situated in the former Billiard Room of the House. We serve a range of delicious homemade … Continue reading


Toke Pedigree returns to Godinton

With kind permission of Jonathan Toke, descendant of the Godinton Toke family, a beautiful Toke Pedigree returns to Godinton. The earliest date recorded is 1264 and ends in 1850. It … Continue reading


Book Cleaning

Now that the house is closed to visitors for the winter our guides and volunteers return to Godinton to help with book cleaning. The precious and historic books are carefully … Continue reading