This small, early Georgian house may appear modest from the outside but its style of furnishing is really rather grand: lots of Portland stone, stucco by Robert West, ceiling after the Francini brothers and endless family portraits. The beautiful Red Drawing Room and Museum of Curiosities are especially interesting.
The latter is full of strange and sometimes ghoulish specimens: stuffed birds, bits of dusty coral, huge shells, scraps of Eastern fabrics, a tiny shoe worn by a Chinese woman with bound feet and a 'scold's bridle' - a belt to stop the mouths of witches and doomsayers. It is also possible to visit the traditional farmyard, forge, pigturesque pig sties and stables (which house a huge, fantastically ornate golden coach that looks as if it must have once been a pumpkin). A café selling basic refreshments is to the right of the first courtyard.