Godinton House dates back to the 14th century and stands in a tranquil parkland setting. It was the seat of the Toke Family, Kentish gentry, who oversaw the majority of its construction according to their tastes. Eventually Godinton was sold to the Ashley Dodds, who employed the architect Reginald Blomfield to alter and update the house and gardens. In 1917, Godinton was sold to Lillie Bruce Ward, whose family lived here until the last owner’s death in 1996.
Set within 12 acres of gardens which are now predominantly Reginald Blomfield’s 1898 design. Terraced lawns bordered by a vast yew hedge and topiaried box have been softened over the last century by the addition of long, curvy-edged herbaceous borders and ornamental tree and shrub plantings. All areas of the garden continue to be restored and maintained to an unusually high standard.
After a fascinating tour of this wonderful House an included ploughman's lunch will be served followed by free time to explore the gardens.
There is a comfort stop on the outward journey.