If you like visiting historic houses, Hardwick Hall is a fine Elizabethan property set in beautifully landscaped gardens just about half an hour drive from Throapham House. You can also explore the ruins of Hardwick Old Hall just to the side which was the former home of Bess of Hardwick. Hardwick Hall is just one of many National Trust properties within easy reach of us.
Last Monday saw the first of three programmes following a year in the life of Chatsworth House. When I watch excellent programmes like this on our great historic houses I’m reminded that Ann and I have a responsibility to future generations to treat our far more modest home with a bit of TLC. If you(…)