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 a challenge to Red Alert, who provide our fire detection system. The devastating fire at Clandon Park in Surrey last year, has proved how important … Finde mehr heraus
With spring in full swing, one of the most pleasant sounds is the birds’ song around the estate. jedoch, the jackdaws have made themselves quite at home at Godinton nesting on the chimneys of the House. One poor bird’s nest fell through into the house itself, creating a bonfire like mess in the fireplace below. … Finde mehr heraus
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 you notice the scent of the beautiful flower arrangements. Every week our florist, Shelia, creates the arrangements filled with vibrant flowers cut from the garden. … Finde mehr heraus
Our treasured collection of clocks are left unwound during the closed season and clock expert, Norman Bowring, visits each Spring to bring them back to lift before the house reopens. Each clock is completely unique from different eras with varying motors and wonderful stories behind them. This year, our current intern was educated by Norman … Finde mehr heraus
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 fallen victim to rot. The new frames were made on site out of oak. We also discovered one of the beams above the frame had … Finde mehr heraus
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 and see them in all their glory in 2016! From all at Godinton, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
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 hanging in the Great Hall but the water also went into our Steinway grand piano. After an expert came and examined the damage, they found … Finde mehr heraus
Following the last public open day on Sunday 4th October, the house staff have started “putting the house to bed”. The silver, porcelain and other moveable items will be cleaned and stored away safely. Several of the carpets will be sent to a specialist for minor repairs and the Great Hall prepared to host our … Finde mehr heraus
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 flowers that will be welcoming our visitors this weekend.
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 last winter after having stood there for over 250 years. Sculptor Joc Hare created a bench with eight seats with a view of across the … Finde mehr heraus