In the middle of the Metropolitan Green Belt sits the small village of Chenies. Seriously small: there are well under 200 inhabitants. Chenies Manor goes back, in one form or another, at least 800 years, having been in the possession … Continue reading Tudors and tulips
It’s no big deal eating in someone’s living room. True, it’s a little more unusual when the low beams hint at over 400 years of history. And then there’s the art works… and the local produce… Clearly the Drawingroom, just … Continue reading The Drawingroom: bigger on the inside…?
For some pubs, ninety years is barely a snap of the fingers – they’ve been around a lot longer than that. For the Bell at Aston Clinton, it might be an eternity for all that the casual visitor would know. … Continue reading Evelyn Waugh drank here, often
Not many people would, probably, put the words “Luton” and “culture” together. Luton has such a bad reputation that it’s even been voted the UK’s worst town. A drive round the centre can be depressing and confusing. Yet some of … Continue reading Teacups and trucks
We’ve all had this problem… Working in the big smoke; live a long way away; how to shorten the daily grind of commuting? Get a base in town, perhaps – or just outside town. Which brings us to Richard, earl … Continue reading Commuter Castle