Stay with us this summer and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to Tim Hart’s favourite Lincolnshire stately Grimsthorpe Castle, the final masterpiece of Sir John Vanbrugh (Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard).

This 16th century estate was presented by Henry VIII as a wedding gift to William, 11th Lord Willoughby de Eresby and his Spanish bride, Maria de Salinas, lady-in-waiting and confidante of Henry’s Queen, Katherine of Aragon. The ownership of Grimsthorpe has remained in successive generations of the same family united under one ancient title, the Barony of Willoughby de Eresby.

Tim has organised for Major Sebastian St Maur Miller and his wife, Collections Manager Emma Miller to provide you with a private tour of the Willoughby de Eresby family’s garden and art collection culminating with Champagne and canapes with the Millers in the Chinese Drawing Room.

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L-R: Merlin, Hermione, Sebastian & Emma Miller, taken at Grimsthorpe Castle by Dylan Thomas

The special offer includes:
2 nights (double occupancy) at Hambleton Hall in a Standard bedroom including dinner and a Full Hambleton breakfast
2 hour private tour of the Castle with Collections Manager, Emma Miller and a 1 hour private tour of the gardens with the estate’s head gardener
A bottle of champagne and canapes to enjoy with Emma and Sebastian Miller in the Chinese Drawing Room
A signed copy of Old Homes, New Life by Clive Aslet featuring Grimsthorpe on the cover.

From £2,085 per couple for two nights. This package can be booked for groups up to 8 people.
The offer is valid daily from 24th May – 30th September 2022.

Please enquire with the reception team by emailing