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Lovely House

For a small building, this place reeks with history. the guided tour is informative, and there is... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2016
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A tiny piece of history in the quaint village of Nassington. Worth a visit,the gardens need a bit... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2015
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Reviewed June 24, 2015

A tiny piece of history in the quaint village of Nassington. Worth a visit,the gardens need a bit of work but still lovely

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 16, 2015

As the oldest house in the County, if not the Country, I have wanted to visit this place for years. Made it at last, on a pleasant June afternoon.
The Manor House can be explored with the help of an excellent audio unit, which explains the history of the place, with relevant people and events. The Gardens are very interesting, but what made it for me was the World war One Exhibition, in the Tithe Barn Museum. Local villagers had researched those of their communities who served, (and those who died). Schoolchildren from the village school had found references in the school logbooks, and each of the service personnel's war experiences were displayed on a timeline.
The owner of the Manor was present when we visited, and was full of enthusiasm for place that she calls "home." Our visit was completed by tea and cakes, and a look around Nassington Parish Church - just across the road.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

The manor house is most interesting as it embodies medieaval features along with Georgian additions. The way the height of the medieval great hall has been exposed without compromising the later alterations. Most stimulating to the imagination are the "scars" on the outside of the building that show where the private apartments of the holder of the manor once joined the Great Hall. The known history of the building runs deeper than the visual remains and leads back to a hunting lodge owned by King Canute. This was supported by the television programme "Time Team" when they excavated here some years ago.
The Gardens are based on what would have been here in the manor's mediaeval hayday. Not the gardens we would find around our modern homes but several gardens in one providing herbs, food, animals and fruits along with the fish ponds to cope with those bygone meatless Fridays.
This is not a stately home but a real home, still loved and lived in by real people. A quaint touch is provided by the 'old' gardeners hut and outdoor kitchen with bread oven, reproduced where the original would probably have stood. A most impressive ancient dovecote still stands where it once furnished fresh meat for the Prebend and his household. The gardens are on the verge of bursting into colour and we shall visit again soon to see the full splendour of it all
An interesting small museum provides evidence of the manor's past and that of the village of Nassington itself.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 10, 2015

A fascinating manor house with ancient dovecote. The owner was there when we visited and she was very welcoming and interesting to talk to. She's a keen archeologist so there have been several digs in the grounds including a Time Team one, revealing some fascinating information. The gardens were so pretty, not as pristine or immaculately labelled as some, but a joy to behold nevertheless. Go now while the flowers are looking so beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

I visited on a Wednesday afternoon (it is also open Sunday as well). It is easy to find being opposite the Church and parking is off road, in front of the house. The entrance included a detailed audio tour. Refreshments were available including delicious home made cake served in the Tithe Barn which housed some local WW1 history. The house had many interesting features including Squint Windows and one of the guests had been King Canute. The gardens are a little disappointing and although not a gardener myself I could see that they needed some TLC. Overall well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2015
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