23rd April 2020 – Brockhamton Estate, Bringsty, Nr. Bromyard, Herts. WR6 5TB
Cost: £14 (N.T.), £23 (Non N.T.)- CANCELLED
Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house. Moated Manor House entered via a timber-framed gatehouse. Miles of walks and gardens with wildlife and historic farm animals.
Coach leaves Waitrose at 9 a.m., Beacon Centre 9.10 a.m. Brockhamton 4 p.m.
7th May 2020 – Packwood House, Lapworth, Warwickshire B94 6AT.
Cost: £13 (N.T.), £25 (Non N.T.) – CANCELLED
Much restored Tudor house, park and beautiful gardens and topiary. The house was restored by Graham Baron Ash in the 20th century. Good collection of 16th century textiles and furniture.
Coach leaves Waitrose at 9 a.m., Beacon Centre 9.10 a.m., Packwood 4 p.m.
3rd June 2020 – Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey. GU4 7RT.
Cost: £11 (N.T.) £24 (Non N.T.) – CANCELLED
Built in the 1750s, this large country estate is now a family home containing collections of paintings and furniture as well as Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments.
Coach leaves Waitrose at 9 a.m., Beacon Centre 9.10 a.m., Hatchlands 4.00 p.m.
25th June 2020 – Layer Marney Tower, Layer Maney, Nr. Colchester, Essex. C05 9US.
After a visit to the Tiptree Jam Factory, it’s on to Layer Marney. Layer Marney Tower is an impressive Tudor skyscraper built on a site overlooking the River Blackwater. The Marney family have probably been here since 1166.
Coach leaves Waitrose at 9 a.m., Beacon Centre 9.10 a.m., Layer Marney 4 p.m.
20th July 2020 – Osterley House & Park , Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4RD
Cost: £10 (N.T.), £20 (Non N.T.).
Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London. Created by Robert Adam in the 18th century for the Child family, the house is presented as it would have looked in 1780.
Coach leaves Waitrose at 9 a.m., Beacon Centre 9.10 a.m., Osterley 4 p.m.
10th August 2020- Cotswold Jewels (City & Village tour)
Starting with a guided tour of Moreton-in-Marsh, the tour continues in Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway before continuing to Seizincote House which was built in 1805 in Neo-Mughal style.
Coach leaves Waitrose at 9 a.m., Beacon Centre 9.10 a.m. Seizincote 5 p.m.
10th September 2020 – Charlcote Park, Wellsbourne, Warwick CV35 9ER.
Cost: £12 (N.T.), £21 (Non N.T.).
Charlecote Park has been the home of the Lucy family for over 900 years. It is surrounded by a deer park and gardens.
Coach leaves Waitrose 9 a.m., Beacon Centre 9.10 a.m., Charlcote 4 p.m.
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