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Home Tour Friday: Downton Abbey Prep Edition

January 3, 2014

Take Note: The 4th season of Downton Abbey starts THIS SUNDAY on PBS.

So to get ourselves all ready, we’re touring a major country estate, located in Shropshire, England.


“The manor was acquired by Sir Rowland Hill in 1556 and remained the seat of the family for some 350 years. The house was built between 1700 and 1725 by Richard Hill, second of the Hill Baronets. The financial difficulties of Rowland Clegg-Hill, the 3rd Viscount Hill who was bankrupt at the time of his death in 1895, forced the sale of the hall’s contents and the split up of the estate by 1906.” (Source: Wikipedia)

I feel like I know more about this after watching the Crawleys suffer through their financial turmoil as well.


She is beautiful to look at.


Welcome to this great estate.


I see the Dowager Countess here, holding court and sparring with her delicious quips.



Earl Grantham is engaged here, worried over the estate’s finances and future.


Lady Mary entertains her new baby in this room, missing Matthew.  Lady Edith wonders what to do with herself.


Shall we go for a stroll?


Or take a picnic by the lake?


Or make sense of all the family drama in our quiet, serene chapel, built in the 1930’s?

From one great estate to another – make sure to watch Downton Abbey this Sunday on PBS!

This classic country estate is for sale for £5,000,000 and more can be seen at Barbers Estate Agents.

(If you do purchase the home, please invite me for a visit!)

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1 Comment »

  1. Marykate

      on January 4, 2014 10:10 pm

    So fun seeing something completely different – so opulent! Can’t wait for Downton!


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