Thrumpton Hall has a remarkable history that reaches back into the 16th century, when it belonged to the Powdrills, a Roman Catholic family who lost their home and lands through their involvement in the regicidal Babington Plot. (The plot was led by their young neighbour, Anthony Babington, who owned the Kingston on Soar estate.) Remains of the ancient Powdrill house can still be seen in the wall timbers, a Priest’s hiding hole and a secret staircase, leading up to what was the Powdrill family chapel.
The front of the house leads out into what was once the carriage court, now a ravishing formal rose garden, at the side of which a border of peonies, lilies and delphiniums stretches below a graceful wisteria-draped stone terrace. Long vistas of lawn lead out towards a concealed wall (a ha-ha), beyond which extends a seamless view across gentle parkland.
The gardens of Thrumpton, truly, are a joy to the eye and to the heart.
The Team at Thrumpton Hall takes pride in saying that no two weddings are ever the same; they offer a bespoke and individualised service to all their clients.
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