Goddards featured on More4

Monty Don's Real Craft

Goddards has been featured on Monty Don’s Real Craft, a series aiming to revive and celebrate traditional crafts such as weaving, glass blowing, blacksmithing and stonemasonary.


The grand, country house, built by Edwin Lutyens in the 1900s was featured in the 3rd episode of the series where amateur stonemasons Stephane, Sam and Jo compete to create a water feature to be judged by our director Anna Keay and ultimately purchased by The Landmark Trust.

Anna said "The enthusiasm of the three participants was clear from the start, but I really wasn't sure about their ability - and keeping up with Lutyens is no easy task. But the end results were actually very good and I think the winner, Stephane, could have a wonderful career ahead of him."


You can watch the full episode on 4OD.

Goddards with its expansive grounds and private skittles alley, was commissioned by Frederick Mirrielees to be a home of rest for ladies with little means, a place where they could go to holiday. It is considered to be one of Lutyen’s most important houses and part of the Arts and Crafts movement.


It has also been featured in the BBC series Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo.


Goddards in Abinger Common can be experienced by up to 12 people. Click here to book your stay and to see the winning design that has now been installed.