20th November, 2010.
The Fire Department
for this area have told us that we will have to close to bed and
breakfast guests. We are hoping that these problems will be sorted
out in the coming months, but in the meantime, we thank all our
past guests for their company and hope that we will be able to welcome
you and some new ones in the future if we can agree a way forward
with the Fire Department.
has been a family home ever since it was built in 1901, for the Dowager
Lady Lytton. It was designed for her by Edwin Lutyens, who would later
become her son-in-law, when he married her younger daughter, Emily.
His four children spent most of their holidays in this house, as their
parents were either travelling or felt that the children would benefit
from the country air. Consequently, the Lutyens family were always
very fond of Homewood. After Lady Lytton’s death the house stayed
in the family, usually rented out, until 1973 when it was sold to
the Pollock-Hill family.
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Homewood has changed very little
since it was built, however, it does have a few modern amenities,
and a lot more bathrooms!
We have ample parking in front of
We do not provide evening meals
but we are happy to arrange bookings for dinner and taxis if required.
We provide written instructions on how to get to the pubs and
restaurants we recommend.
Front: The North facing side is the first view you will see as you
come down the drive, through the secluded woodland.
South: The South side is the one you will see in the guidebooks and
from the illustrations by Richard Russell Lawrence on our website.
Further along the path to your room.
Map: This is a section of the landing you will see as you come up
the wooden staircase to your room. The walls are decorated in the
style of a print room. They are illuminated at night.
We do have four cats & one dog. This
is NOT a suitable place for people who are at all allergic to cats. If
you like animals or wish to bring your own well behaved dog, we are happy
to welcome them by arrangement.