• Enjoy visits to an array of stunning private houses and gardens, from Drayton House to Cottesbrooke Hall
• Discover the beautiful Grade I-listed gardens at Holdenby
• Visit Boughton House, seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch and home to a notable art collection
Art historian and museum curator
Tour assembles 1330 at Kettering Station followed by 1400 at Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa. Afternoon: St Peter’s Church, Deene, followed by Deene Park (house and gardens). Four nights at Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa.
Morning: Drayton House and St Peter’s Church, Lowick. Afternoon: Holdenby (extensive gardens). Evening lecture.
Morning: All Saints’ Church, Lamport and Lamport Hall (house and gardens). Afternoon: Cottesbrooke Hall (house and gardens) and All Saints’ Church, Cottesbrooke.
Morning: St Edmund’s Church, Warkton and Boughton House & Gardens. Afternoon: Kirby Hall, Lyveden New Bield and Rushton Triangular Lodge.
Tour disperses after breakfast at hotel or c 1000 at Kettering Station.
17 May — 21 May 2022
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"Excellent programme of private visits to country houses, all of which were outstanding and all different from one another."
"Five stars for Adam White – he is so extremely good in every aspect"
- ACE customers on a previous Northamptonshire Country Houses tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
A lot of the walking on this tour is over uneven ground, including flagstones, cobblestones and grassy slopes that can be slippery when wet. There is a narrow iron staircase to access the viewpoint at Lyveden New Bield. A good level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour.
Cost of £1645 includes: accommodation based on sharing a superior twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, superior double room for single use supplement £280.