Behind the Scenes tour and Lunch at Hillhouse

Even a modest lottery win, I thought, would let me hold a family gathering in the beautiful setting of Hillhouse? Ah well, dream on!

With my friend Ann, formerly a housekeeper in a ‘Big Hoose’, keeping me right on what things were, or were for, I spent a fascinating couple of hours hearing the history and doing the tour of this fine building and even had a look at the walled garden. As sustainability is a watchword of the business I was especially impressed with the standard of the whole operation.

Book-ended by food, morning coffee or tea with buns and a superb buffet lunch to finish, and all on a day which saw the start of our glorious sunny spell of weather it was a real treat.    

Ailsa Henderson