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The Manor

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A fascinating place to visit in a charming location. The quilt collection and family history is so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen G
Lovely old house and beautiful quilts.

I visit with members of my patchwork group, mainly to see Lucy Boston's patchwork. We were shown... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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This is a historic house and is different site altogether from Hemingford Grey House (a residential conference center).
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The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon PE18 9AL, England
+44 1480 463134
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating place to visit in a charming location. The quilt collection and family history is so interesting. Book an appointment please dont just turn up.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Helen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having struggled to find it as postcode listed is not recognised Manor did not appear to be open only the gardens.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

I visit with members of my patchwork group, mainly to see Lucy Boston's patchwork. We were shown round by Diana, Lucy's daughter-in-law, who was charming, informative and entertaining. Diana told us all about the house and it's history, showed us Lucy's patchwork and guided us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BernadetteSG
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The Manor at Hemmingford Grey is an enchanting place. It was the home of author Lucy M. Boston who wrote the Green Knowe children's books and walking though the garden gate is like walking into her books. The house itself is several centuries old in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank MillyT73
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

A few of us quilters visited Lucy Boston’s House and gardens, and got to see the amazing quilts that Lucy Boston had created by hand and right up until she was 92. The house is fascinating - not huge but interesting , and the gardens...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ruthj473
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I have come home from my trip to The Manor (or Green Knowe as I can't help thinking of it!) and still feel a little bewitched by the place. The tour was fascinating. Hearing a record played on the stunning gramophone as RAF pilots did...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Layla R
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I had been wanting to visit The Manor ('Green Knowe' of the famous books by Lucy Boston) for quite a few years, having first seen it from the outside about 15 years ago. I had literally dreamed of visiting this house ever since I read...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lorraine A
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Just wonderful - lovely gardens, fascinating, evocative tour of an amazing house steeped in history. Cannot recommend highly enough. A memorable birthday treat - we will definitely be back!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Enjoyed a fascinating tour of this amazing house, plus a walk around the beautiful gardens. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank The_Lark
Reviewed May 12, 2018

I loved this place. A wonderfully personal experience, such a delightful lady showed us round her home and shared her passion with us. I had not read Lucy Boston's children's books before, but having visited I promptly bought the first one and so glad I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Helen G | Reviewed this property |
Address: Norman Ct, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon PE28 9BN Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM - By appointment or highlighted days of opening Phone: 01480 463134 Good Morning. Apologies for my delay it was Easter Bank Holiday. I... More