Finchcocks at Goudhurst in Kent - a wonderful house set in expansive park with the most superb collection of pianos you have ever heard. It's about 45 minutes away from Hammerwood by car, south east of Tunbridge Wells. Musical tours: open days Sundays Easter to end September + BH Mons, daily in August Wednesday to Sundays: 2pm - 6pm. Tour starts at 2.45. By arrangement for groups and individuals most days late march to Christmas, morning, afternoon and evening. Special events include September festival. Fairs end of May to mid-October. Catering by arrangement. School visits: National Curriculum - Making Sounds. Tel 01580 211702 Fax 01580 211007. e-mail enquiries for Finchcocks. Be sure to give return fax telephone or snail-mail details.
Chiddingstone Castle - a romantic gothic castellated pile opened to the public first by a romantic and eccentric collector. Further details in due course! A Dorrien Magens daughter from hammerwood went off and married a Streatfield at Chiddingstone.
Click here for Haxted Mill Watermill Museum and restaurant. This place deserves a conservation award! Click here for the opening hours of the Restaurant and the Mill. There's also opening details here of Jack and Jill Windmills Hassocks, Lurgashall Watermill, Weald and Downland Museum Chichester, Nutley Windmill Uckfield, Bartley Watermill Tunbridge Wells, West Blatchinton Windmill Hove, Woods Mill Henfield, Coultershaw Water Pump Petworth, Halnaker Windmill, Ifield Watermill Crawley, Polegate Windmill, Michelham Priory Watermill, King's Mill Shipley, Bateman's Watermill, High Salvington Windmill Worthing, and Chailey Windmill.
Open June 1 to August 31 most days from 2-5pm. Admission £1.50 adults, 75p children, and this includes a personal guided tour. Parties by appointment. Please telephone Mr. Maurice Golding 01342 321930, or the Warden on 01342 326561
More to be added in due course - mainly members of the south east region Historic Houses Association. Or we could put you in touch with some interesting