Goadby Marwood Hall & Gardens
Melton Mowbray, LE14 4LL
Formerly owned by the Dukes of Rutland, this beautiful Hall dates back to the 17th century with a new south wing added in 1750 in the Palladian style.
The current owners, Victoria and her husband Anthony Westropp, have carried out a programme of restoration of the house and redesign of the gardens which extend over ten acres.
The gardens include a chain of five lakes and several interconnected walled gardens including an orchard, a Secret Garden, a Rose Garden. The water gardens which have been recreated from the original 18th-century plans.
St Denys Church
Immediately adjacent to the Hall is the village church of St. Denys which dates from the 1200s and is easily accessible from the Hall’s garden.
This Grade I listed ironstone building had additions made to it in the 14th century and was restored in the 1880s. Features include gargoyles, a 14th century nave and chancel and a beautiful early 14th century drum font.