Category: House


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


A House in Bloom

  If you have ever visited Godinton you may have noticed the aroma of fresh scones when you walk through the door, but as you tour the house, we hope … Continue reading


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