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Gunby Hall and Gardens

Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS, England
+44 1754 890102
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being local I go there on a fairly regular basis, it is a lovely house and each visit you notice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cametoseetigers
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Christmas delight

I've never been in the summer when the gardens would be better, but we visited purely for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie P
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United Kingdom
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Gunby Hall is a country house in Gunby, near Spilsby, in Lincolnshire. Otherwise known as Tennyson’s ‘Haunt of Ancient Peace’, Gunby Hall is a fine ‘William and Mary’ red brick house, dating from 1700 and extended in the 1870s, located in a quiet corner of Lincolnshire. Many of the rooms are paneled and there is a beautiful oak staircase. The house contains collections of grand family portraits, elegant furniture and exquisite china. The Massingberd family had connections with many influential people of their day; from the Wedgewood family, Tennyson and the composer Ralph Vaughn Williams to Rudyard Kipling and Charles Darwin. Bennett Langton, James Boswell and Dr Johnson were also regular visitors to the house and there is a famous signed copy of Boswell’s ‘The Life of Dr Johnson’ kept in the Library. Joshua Reynolds’ paintings of Bennett Langton and his wife are part of the collection as well a beautiful grand piano that Ralph Vaughn Williams played when visiting the Massingberds. The exquisite garden is planted with traditional English plants, fruit and flowers. It has a dovecot that pre dates the house and a charming loveseat hidden away behind fragrant roses
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“music room” (18 reviews)
“tea room” (39 reviews)
“national trust” (60 reviews)
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Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS, England
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+44 1754 890102
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Reviewed 2 days ago

being local I go there on a fairly regular basis, it is a lovely house and each visit you notice more treasures. the garden is incredible and the recent apple day showed so many varieties that are grown in the garden, 54 if I remember...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never been in the summer when the gardens would be better, but we visited purely for the Christmas decorations on this occasion. Not all the rooms are open in winter. You feel from the very start that this is a lived in house, even...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gunby Hall estate really is a marvellous place it has the house itself an ice pond walks in the grounds a herd of Lincolnshire Red Poll Cattle an bueatifull gardens including an extensive collection of apple trees. there is an ice house in the pond...More

Thank Donald R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Garden is well cared for with varying rooms, good lawns, flower borders and veg, far better than expected, house interesting and well presented, busy tearoom, easy to find, parking, a good stop on a coastal run.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Gunby Hall is well worth a visit. The house is 17Centuary and is one of those that houses that feels like home. The staff are fully aware of the history of the house and prepared to reply to any questions.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip here but disappointing that the hall wasn't open, as it was school holidays we thought it would be as it is national trust. We had a good walk, the grounds are lovely with many varieties of apple trees. The little church...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The day we went was a Thursday and the house was closed that was the whole reason we came. Now I'm a national trust member and some of the houses I have visited are ridiculous good but I was severely disappointed. On the other hand...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Gunby Hall and Gardens today with my boyfriend. Lovely place, particularly enjoyed the Church nearby. Eddie, the Church Warden was wonderful, very knowledgeable, he told us lots of interesting facts about the church and even let me have a go at playing the Church...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Saw this property on the way home from Skegness in the summer and decided to visit yesterday Saturday as the weather was good. Were welcomed by the young man in the coffee shop enthusiastically, and sat in the sun with a coffee and cake. On...More

Thank FenlandSue
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Gardens are lovely and worth the trip to wander around them. Unfortunately we couldn't complete the walks. It is worth noting, if like us, you are looking to do the walks accompanied with dogs( and online they were advertised as dog friendly ) they contained...More

Thank Diane C
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eds0n1234
24 July 2016|
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Response from scorpiocat | Reviewed this property |
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911vinjo
27 March 2016|
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Response from Astrid G | Property representative |
We're really sorry not to have answered your query before but due to IT issues we could not get into this feature until recently. Gunby is open from mid March - end of October. The gardens and tea-room are open 7 days a... More
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