Testimonials

Thank you all for such a delightful informative and intimate afternoon- we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Ian and Gillian Bailey, 24th June 2017

 

Wonderful tour, quite fascinating and a lovely personal touch from Dermot and Judy. Lovely cakes too!

Invitation to view tour, 24th June 2017

 

An enjoyably informed tour of a well proportioned house reminding us of the historical process of living in and understanding a part of history. Also a treat to discover how the furnishing too have to be restored, so as to remain part of a continuing story.

Leek U3A, 27th May 2017

 

Many thanks for a wonderfully interesting day, also for making us so very welcome.

Leek U3A, 27th May 2017

 

Thank you for such a personal tour. Excellent.

Leek U3A, 27th May 2017

 

Thank you for such a warm and friendly welcome to your wonderful home. The talks were extremely informative and heartfelt. Thanks again.

Leek U3A, 27th May 2017

 

A delightful visit full of interest with very hospitable owners. Highly recommended. Excellent in every respect including the wonderful afternoon tea.

Barry Darch chairman of Beccles and District Historical Society. 26th May 2017

 

Charming house, amazing welcome!

Faversham Fine Arts Society Tour. 9th May 2017

 

Lovely to see such a wonderful house used as a family home – good welcome.

Faversham Fine Arts Society Tour. 9th May 2017

 

A warm welcome: how lucky we are to have a family that is dedicated to preserving this lovely house.

Faversham Fine Arts Society Tour. 9th May 2017

 

So glad to have had the opportunity to visit such an interesting place. Thank you so much for the welcome and the hospitality.

Faversham Fine Arts Society Tour. 9th May 2017

 

A beautiful house and a warm welcome. Thank you what a lovely house – thank you so much.

Faversham Fine Arts Society Tour. 9th May 2017

 

Fascinating and a very informative visit. Thank you very much.

Faversham Fine Arts Society Tour. 9th May 2017

 

A wonderful house, very interesting x exceptional people

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

So very interesting and wonderful refreshments.

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

The warmest welcome by Dermot and Judy and the most informative tour of any property – fascinating thank you

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

A lovely home with welcoming hosts. Lots of interesting family history.

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

A most interesting house and family and the cook who made the cakes is to be congratulated.

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

You are so generous to share your lives + home plus my love of woodwork made it extra special. Thanks.

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

Very interesting history excellently explained. Cakes wonderful thanks

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

An exceptional house; extremely interesting. Improved our knowledge of the era when this house was built, Plus its ongoing history. The visit was completed by a delicious tea of scones, jam and cream.

Diane Miller and Jenny Clarke, 2nd October 2016

 

Lovely people – so interesting would have liked to stay longer. Tea delicious.

Dorset Explorers visit, 2nd October 2016

 

Thank you so much for your hospitality and showing us around your beautiful house. A delicious tea to follow was a perfect ending to a fine day out!

Judith Ions (on behalf of South Elmham & District Local History Group), August 2016

 

What a brilliant afternoon!! Such welcoming and informative owners as guides. Loved the touches of humor! And the beautiful, friendly house so full of personal and architectural history. Thank you.

Sue Glaxel, August 2016

 

A lovely house and home. Such a warm friendly welcome to everyone. Thank you for sharing with us. Tea was a welcome bonus.

Barbara and David Wickham, August 2016

 

A lovely Hall ( home) enjoyable afternoon.

H & P Bean, August 2016

 

Very impressive great treat to view.

Jan, Norwich, August 2016

 

Fascinating visit. very hospitable and interesting owners.

Simon and Sue, Norfolk, August 2016

 

A lovely afternoon – and such welcoming hosts! Many thanks.

Mark and Moni from Stratford St Mary, August 2016

 

A most enjoyable afternoon.

S. Wells, August 2016

 

Wonderful house with such history and character very enjoyable & very interesting.

C. Law, August 2016

 

What history, home contents,people. Lovely visit. We were made most welcome. Thank you,

Carol Colby, August 2016

 

Delightful antique furniture.

CH, August 2016

 

A wonderful family home and wonderful guide. Thank you so much.

Bernard Duffield, August 2016

 

A lovely afternoon,full of history and ancestral interest and architecture. Thank you for your care and trouble in presenting Kirstead Hall and gardens so beautifully.

Diane Fernando, August 2016

 

Wonderful tea and cakes,delicious! fabulous hall with lots to see. Love all the antiques. Delightful “naughty underwear”

Corvette Club, Paula Harber, March 2016

 

Charming house to visit, nice people.

Corvette Club, Brian Morrison, March 2016

 

Wonderful, a beautiful house

Corvette Club, Tony and Janice, March 2016

 

Very interesting tour of the house I have often passed (ex Brooke) Just beautiful and so well loved. Thank you for a most welcome cup of tea and delicious cakes.

Corvette Club, Brenda and Brian, March 2016

 

Wonderful house , superb talk.

Corvette Club, Rachel and Dan Wilson, March 2016

 

Nice to be shown round by the owners, very interesting, delicious tea.

Felixstowe Society Tour, June 2015.

 

A fascinating house with wonderful hospitality from the owners and family.

Felixstowe Society Tour, June 2015.

 

Very interesting visit, to see and hear what they have done at this house.

Felixstowe Society Tour, June 2015.

 

A really interesting visit, the tour was superb and the tea and cake very welcome.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

A beautiful and interesting house and very welcoming owners.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

A very interesting day given by people who are passionate about their lovely house.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

Thank you for a fascinating tour of your lovely house.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

Wonderful tea and scrumptious scones and cakes, thank you.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

A most interesting tour and fascinating house. Wonderful hosts.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

Simply the best – house, tour, workshop and most of all the hosts.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

Lovely hospitable hosts, thank you.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

Wonderful feel in this house, I left feeling very welcomed by the owners.

Blicking Volunteers Group Tour, June 2015.

 

A fascinating microcosm of English social history. Thank you too for your generosity in sharing it with us.

Henry Gokiman, July 2013.

 

One of the best invitations to view we have seen, V good tea also.

Tim Gilbert, July 2013.

 

We have been transported back in time and have learnt a lot about this beautiful old home.

Ted and Jane from Norwich, July 2013.

 

An interesting aftenoon in this beautiful old house. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Diana Knights and Sheila Blackmore, July 2013.

 

The visit was so enjoyable and the history of the Hall fascinating. What a wonderful family home which is obviously much loved.

David and Sue Metcalf, July 2013.

 

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. We enjoyed your house and hospitality very much.

Hugh and Cathy Slade, April 2013.

 

Such a wonderful home, a delight to visit. Dermot and Judy made us all very welcome. I was facinated by the furniture restoration and Dermot’s workshop.

Teresa Smith and Narnia Bagshaw, April 2013.

 

What a wonderful house and warm welcome. We have had a lovely afternoon. So much history of your house and family we may have to visit again. Not to mention the fantastic cakes.

Bernie and Lyn Morris, April 2013.

 

Very welcoming and very interesting will come back again.

Carol Donhey, March 2013.

 

A most interesting tour and a fantastic welcome.  Thank you very much indeed.

Elna Page, March 2013

 

Most interesting and informative, the antique workshop most facinating.

W. Stubbings, March 2013

 

A delightful family home lived in and lived and a facinating workshop

L Delroy, March 2013

 

Thank you for having us in such charming style. A fascinating house with so many idiosyncratic details brought to life by Dermot and Judy’s narrative. Delicious afternoon tea, sadly not on the lawn due to the “summer weather”

Sara Gore, June 2012.

 

Kirstead Hall is one of the best examples of Elizabethan housing I’ve seen, in a lovely setting. Thank you for a wonderful visit.

Jeanne, June 2012.

 

Thank you for a wonderful visit. History wonderful tea in garden delicious. All ladies enjoyed the visit.

President, Yvonne Eaton, Inner Wheel, Lowestoft, June 2012.

 

A most enjoyable and interesting afternoon and super tea and cake. Thank you

Jane Jennings, Suffolk, June 2012

 

A very interesting visit. In March this year I was on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. Queen Victoria gave the Island to the Pitcairn Islanders. I now feel I have met one of Christian Fletcher’s relatives. Thank you very Much

Mary Wain, May 2012

 

A wonderful tour of a beautiful house and grounds. Dermot and Judy are welcoming and knowledgeable hosts. I thoroughly recommend the tour

Charlotte Hicks, Norfolk, May 2012.

 

A really wonderful afternoon, steeped in history and so interesting with an extremely friendly atmosphere.

Sue Sutton. Norfolk May 2012.

 

This was a wonderful Birthday gift from my daughter, very interesting and enjoyable. Thank you.

Marie Collins Norfolk. May 2012.

 

Lovely afternoon, our hosts most welcoming Thank you.

Angie Sutton, Ipswich,  May 2012.

 

A fascinating afternoon A big thank you to Dermot and Judy. You are perfect hosts

May 2012

 

This is a really lovely house and my visit has been very interesting and infomative. Thank you so much.

Sue Horne, Ipswich,  May 2012.

 

A very interesting and unusual afternoon and great hospitality. Thank you.

Patsy Little,  Norfolk, May 2012

 

A lovely, loved family house in very good hands. A privilege to see. (lovely tea too!)

Maureen Bateman, Suffolk, March 2012