The Manor

Built in the 1500’s this fortified towered Manor house was restored by Ben in 2003 and forms his and Hannah’s principle residence – and the base for the ‘Spitfire Experience’.

Centuries of history lie in the surrounding fields – more ‘recently’ the Manor sits in the centre of what were the 82nd airborne drop zones on D Day.

In 1944, disaster came very close to the Manor when an American C47 carrying 21 paratroopers and crew crashed in flames. The wreckage rested just 50 yards from the property and tragically all 21 young servicemen were killed.

Accommodation

Our bedrooms are all oak beamed, en-suites with baths and showers. These beautiful rooms have luxurious Egyptian cotton linen and views over the garden and evening terrace.

Free WiFi is available to all guests.

In keeping with our passion for the aircraft our rooms are all named after WW11 Spitfire pilots.

The Kingcome room – named after Brian Kingcome of 92 Squadron. 8 enemy aircraft were confirmed shot down and 13 ‘probable’s’. He was well known for under claiming and his final score was more than likely much higher.

 The Finucane room – named after Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane initially in 65 Squadron. His tally of enemy aircraft by his death in 1942 was 28 confirmed kills.

 The Ginger Lacey room – a Yorkshire pilot, revered by the RAF and one of the highest credited pilots in the RAF ending the war with 28 confirmed kills.

There is a sitting room for guests to relax in and also a morning room where we hold our daily briefings. Although we are a country manor and to some degree ‘out in the sticks’ we are happy to say that we do have wi-fi for guests to use.