Welcome to Invitation to View
, featuring houses and gardens for you to admire and explore throughout East Anglia.
Our formula – whereby single visitors combine to make up a group that then visits a house by appointment – is unique in Britain (maybe even the world) but highly popular and effective. New visitors join us every year while long-term fans are known to notch up visits to 20 or more houses. Most visits are hosted by the owners themselves, each one a character with unique insights into the properties - whether it’s the ghosts or the family scandals. You can ask about paint colours, antiques, portraits, garden plants and even rising damp!
Most of the properties are family houses, so we kindly ask you to book early (and book often). On our side, we try to co-ordinate dates so you can see two in a day and more in a week. Each house offers refreshments and some do lunch.FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL TOUR DATES AND BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'VISIT WEBSITE' LINK ABOVE.
Here is just a taster of some of the wonderful properties available to view in Suffolk:Assington Mill, Suffolk
The Assington Mill farm complex includes a small Grade II listed watermill, mentioned in the Domesday Book, and held in the C17 by one John Constable, perhaps an ancestor of the artist. The farm lies in its own hidden valley, out of sight of any other houses or roads. Haughley House, Suffolk
Haughley House (pictured top left) is a late medieval manor, situated just outside the ruined Norman Castle in the conservation area of the village of Haughley. The house has a priest hole in one of the chimneys and two passages (now sealed off), one of which leads to the church, and manorial documents on display. Glemham Hall, Suffolk
The huge 16th-18th century house and its owner, Philip Hope-Cobbold, are equally exuberant – a double wow factor. As is the haunted staircase and fine 200-acre park designed by Repton and known for its ancient oaks. The whole estate was bought by the Cobbold brewing family in the early 20th century. Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk
Sections of the Hall date back to the mid C15. Façade built by Richard Powys c.1720 conceals Grade I, C-shape Elizabethan mansion of which chimney breasts remain. FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL TOURS ALONG WITH BOOKING INFO PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'VISIT WEBSITE' LINK ABOVE.