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VISIT FROM HIGHCLERE

VISIT FROM HIGHCLERE
​The first written records of the Highclere estate date back to 749 when an Anglo-Saxon King granted the estate to the Bishops of Winchester. Bishop William of Wykeham built a beautiful medieval palace and gardens in the park. Later on, the palace was rebuilt as Highclere Place House in 1679 when it was purchased by Sir Robert Sawyer, the direct ancestor of the current Earl of Carnarvon. In 1842, Sir Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of...
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The 1940's history of the Bailiff at Bretby Hall

The 1940's history of the Bailiff at Bretby Hall
Nick, friend of a resident at Bretby Hall, kindly granted consent for us to upload this photo to the website. Nick told us his grandfather was the site bailiff & lived in the stables in the 1940s. Watch this blog as Nick tries to get more information from his family.Notice the 1800 hall wall is not yet connected to the much older Jacobean cottages. 
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A DEO ET REGE

A DEO ET REGE
From God and the King The circa 1815 iron railings from the grand stairs with the original and very complex five solid Iron Crest casts, each with the Latin words;  "A DEO ET REGE" which we understand translates to "FROM GOD AND THE KING". The two back to back 'C's of Chesterfield Interlocked. Around the outside a belt and buckle, the emblem of fidelity and ...
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I'm Doreen, get me out of here!

​At Bretby Hall, we value our diversity and the incredible fun that brings. When we did this, we had no idea Doreen was formally a magician's assistant, we can see why. I hope you enjoy this as much as we and Doreen did. Her family have asked for it to become a regular blog at Bretby Hall, Doreen is equally keen. Thank you Doreen, we all love you. Pre catapult checks​  Safety is a very important part of this highly dangerous and brave c...
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Sport at Bretby Park

Sport at Bretby Park
​The Carnarvon's, in particular the 5th Earl used Bretby Hall and the park for recreation. This inspiration continues today. By a combination of privately ran clubs and enthusiasts, a vast array of sports thrive at the Bretby Park covering Golf, Shooting, Equestrian, Cars, Mountain Bikes, Flying and many more. Bretby Hall is in a unique position to enjoy these sports all within the original park grounds.   Golf on Bretby Park&...
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Bretby Hall Chapel (Queens Court) and Bretby Village Church

Bretby Hall Chapel (Queens Court) and Bretby Village Church
A few pictures of Bretby Hall's own chapel showing a small gathering of some members and also a few pictures of the local church in Bretby Village  St Wystans Church, Bretby (stwystansbretby.co.uk)
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Properties for sale at Bretby Hall

All 30 properties at Bretby Hall have now sold but if we hear of a resident selling to embark on the next chapter of their life, we will endeavour to list it here to allow you to start your next chapter in this incredible piece of history designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville RA , involved with Chatsworth and Windsor Castle, for you to live in the best surroundings possible. The freehold company recogniose and are falling inline with the Government trend of 999 year leases to increase the value and desireability of leasehold properties here, so encouraging improovement and respect of the property as a whole.  

https://www.fineandcountry.com/uk/property-for-sale/burtonontrent-bretby/de15-0qq/2610981

https://www.scargillmann.co.uk/property/30924034/

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Fun with cars at Bretby

​A hint into the life of the car enthisiasts at Bretby Hall ​A grand entry  ​A classic entry ​A competative entry
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The Petrol Heads car rally and bits.

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Car enthisiasts, their cars and their fun at Bretby Hall 
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Bretby Hall Life

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​Some random photos
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