Category: House


Winter Work

While the house is closed over the winter the opportunity is taken to catch up on maintenance work. This winter the building team are redecorating the wood panelling in the … Continue reading


Christmas Arrives at Godinton

All the staff enjoy getting involved preparing the Great Hall for Christmas Events. This year staff made fir cone decorations for the tree and festive swags for the Great Hall. … Continue reading


Christmas wishes

Delightful Christmas Carols, raise much needed funds for The Pilgrims Hospices.  Thank you to everyone for their support for this worthy charity on Saturday, the Great Hall with festive swags … Continue reading


We’re still here!

The house might have closed on 1st October but that doesn’t mean the hard work stops! Our house keeper and assistant have been busy putting the house to bed for … 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


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


Fire Prevention

At Godinton we take fire safety very seriously with quarterly inspections of our fire detection system as well as weekly fire tests. Some areas within the house with high ceilings prove … Continue reading


Jackdaws Wreak Havoc

With spring in full swing, one of the most pleasant sounds is the birds’ song around the estate. However, the jackdaws have made themselves quite at home at Godinton nesting … Continue reading