Uncover the personality behind this luxurious home and immerse yourself in country living where you will be amazed by rare and fabulous objects, from fine furnishings, books, paintings, silver and rare clocks. Venture outside to explore 114 acres of vibrant colour, delicious scent and the simple pleasures of nature all year round.
The mansion, at the heart of this estate, is evidence of Elsie Bambridge's success in creating a home. Intimate rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian interiors, including Soane's breathtaking Yellow Drawing Room and wonderful plunge bath. The fascinating basement corridor offers a glimpse into life below stairs. Stroll around the colourful parterre garden and wander through the Pleasure Grounds to the walled garden, abundant with fruit, vegetables and herbaceous borders.
Home Farm contrasts the traditional farmyard with the noisy modern piggery and cattle sheds. Stride out across the landscape park, among the rare-breed cattle, and imagine the previous owners planning their visions of grand avenues and spectacular vistas.
Ickworth House Park and Garden’s basement tells the story of the servants who lived and worked here in an interactive experience that takes you straight back to 1930’s. Above stairs the impressive rotunda houses priceless treasures collected over centuries (the largest silver collection in the National Trust), and the parkland and gardens provide a tranquil backdrop to a truly entertaining day out.
Peckover House and Garden is a classic Georgian Merchant's townhouse, home to the Peckover's, a Quaker family, with a beautiful Victorian garden. Simple interiors sit alongside vibrant grounds - an oasis in the heart of Wisbech with great food and beautiful places to sit and enjoy your day.
Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.
Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at this decadent mansion.