Looking around Kiplin Hall, it is easy to imagine that the family have only just slipped out.
Nearly everything displayed in the house belonged to one of the four families who owned the Hall between 1620 and 1971. Carpets, furniture, paintings and personal memorabilia are all as they might have been arranged at the end of the 19th century, when the family of Admiral Walter Carpenter was in residence.
The gardens, which are undergoing restoration, are fascinating. There are beautiful walks around the lake, through the woodland and parkland and in the garden itself. Don’t miss the Rose Garden, the newly planted White Garden or the Walled Garden, which was brought back into cultivation in 2011.
Gardens and Tea Room
Open every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 5 pm until 30 October. Last admission 4.15pm