Owlpen house tours
We have had a great summer so far, largely spent taking private house tours around the manor house and gardens. Thw tours are usually conducted by Sir Nicholas Mander, who bought Owlpen in 1974, and has spent a lifetime restoring, repairing, researching and reinvigorating the estate. Yesterday we were lucky enough to welcome the Friends of Gloucester Archives, a group of 24 people who, despite the rain, very much enjoyed their trip around the house, conducted by Hugo Mander. Here is a flavour of their kind words after the visit was over:
Just a quick note, Caroline, to thank you for organising the visit today. I could see that everyone really enjoyed it, and I know I did. It was particularly good to be shown round by someone who obviously loved the place and knew so much about it.
An excellent trip to Owlpen Manor yesterday afternoon – many thanks for organising. Hugo was a brilliant guide – really brought the history of Owlpen to life.
Whilst we host weddings at the weekends, it is great that the house is enjoyed by people during the week as well. We open the house for tours of 15 people or more, and offer them lunch or a cream tea in the 15th century Cyder House, just a stone's throw from the manor house itself. Hopefully we shall continue to be able to welcome many more visitors in the years to come!