Autumnal vibes in the grounds of a country estate

I’ve been wanting to visit Hadspen House ever since I first drove past its entrance in 2012. However back then it was a private home, so highly unlikely I would ever have the opportunity. Then five years ago the estate was sold by the Hobhouses and the new owners initiated a ¬£millions restoration programme, including new buildings, hedges and even a slight rerouting of the A371 from which you catch a glimpse of the estate. Mum told me the house was going to be turned into a hotel, and I began to hope . . . . . .

The Newt

Five years later the work is nearly finished and the Hadspen House estate has finally opened to the public and become a rather splendid home for some feathered friends!

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