The Landmark Trust's Dunshay Manor opened its doors to the public on 10 May 2019 to show off its recent refurbishment by Ellis and Co Restoration and Building.
After extensive work to restore the Manor House, create a few adjustments, and redecorate it is now possible to book to stay at Dunshay Manor.The Manor is part of the Landmark Trust's portfolio of lovely historic accomodation locations.
The current manor house probably began life as a simple farmhouse in the 16th century, with adjustments over time and the installation of an Arts and Crafts interior by Architect Philip Sturdy after 1901.
in 1923 Dunshay Manor became home to the artistic family George and Hilda Spencer Watson, and their daughter well known sculpture Mary Spencer Watson. She bequeathed the house to building preservation charity, the Landmark Trust who comissioned Ellis and Co to restore and refurbish this arts and crafts manor in 2018-2019.
The open day in May this year was a rare chance to see the house and find out more about the Spencer Watsons. The manor house which is new to the Landmark portfolio has proved extremely popular and is almost fully booked for holiday stays for the next couple of years. However, the Manor is going to open its doors again for Heritage Open Days on 21 - 22 September 2019. A date to put in your diary!
You can read more about Ellis and Co's building restoration project here: