The Manor
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • NellyD
    Cambridge, United Kingdom17 contributions
    Interesting tour, especially for people into crocheting and the books the house is favour for.
    Very interesting tour, especially if you into crocheting and the books by the author. We came because we wanted a tour of the 900 year old house. The tour is given by the owner occupier and it’s very well delivered. There is alot of history in the house and it was nice to see the house and gardens.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 January 2023
  • Sue F
    Duluth, Minnesota70 contributions
    The highlight of our trip to England
    My favorite thing was touring the house and seeing all the rooms and objects that I had read about. This site will be interesting to anyone who has read the Lucy Boston books set at "Green Knowe", anyone interested in quilting, and anyone interested in history, old houses, and gardening. If you want to tour the house, arrange it in advance. The owner gives a great tour with wonderful stories about the home.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Wiffen
    Ely, United Kingdom137 contributions
    Unexpected magic
    Rocked up here just expecting to wander around an interesting historic house and garden, but it was so much more! It was Diana's stories and her obvious passion and reverence for the house and its history that made the experience really magical. I had never heard of Lucy Boston, the Green Knowe stories, or her quilting virtuosity and I was swept away. A visit very much more than the sum of its parts. Highly recommended.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Doric117
    11 contributions
    The magical power or story telling brought to life.
    This was my first visit to this beautiful place. Having been a fan of the Children of Green Knowe series as a child, I re-read all 6 before our visit, it was magical to be able to walk through your childhood memories and find Tolly's Mouse or Susan's doll!! The house is beautiful and very much still a home and if you are lucky enough to be taken around by Diana Boston, the magic really comes alive. Her powers of story telling are wonderful and to sit and listen to her speaking about her family, the history of this glorious house and the characters in the books is really amazing. We even had chance to experience our own Gramophone concert and listening to "Abide with me" in the silent and ancient "Knights' Hall", as so many young airmen did during the war was very moving indeed. There are lots of fascinating curios around the house as well as many of the original book illustrations created by Peter Boston, including all the original book cover designs but another highlight is listening to Diana telling the story of Lucy's incredible quilts as she displays them, one by one, on a bed- just where they should be seen. Finally, the gardens themselves are beautiful. We were too late for the irises but the roses and the flower borders are lovely to explore and wander through and who knows, there might still be a gorilla hiding in the bamboo- but don't dare tell anyone!!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Tatyans
    Cirencester, United Kingdom193 contributions
    Green Knowe is just as you'd imagine
    Once again Green Knowe doesn't fail to charm! I visited this house over 20 years ago and it remains gloriously unchanged. Diana's stories are brilliant and she shares an enormous amount of history about the house. It's a must see if you ever read the Green Knowe books but also to visit the glorious garden created by Lucy Boston and view her incredible patchworks. Please do book a visit and meet Diana! Read the books first (but buy them direct from Diana to support the upkeep of the house!)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Morag Eckford
    50 contributions
    How people lived long ago!
    The house has been lived in since the 1100s and the present owner showed us round. She also showed us some of the hand made patchwork quilts made by her late mother-in-law and played the ancient gramophone which used to entertain airmen during the war. A wonderful glimpse into history and lovely gardens too. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Aconite
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom430 contributions
    A Special and Magical Place
    Somewhere I wanted to visit for a very long time, The Children of Green Knowe is my favourite book and I love all of the Green Knowe Chronicles. We had a marvellous time exploring the house and listening to Diana Boston as she told us all about The Manor’s ancient history and Lucy M. Boston’s life all her magnificent patchworks and stories. Stepping into the house felt like you stepping into the books, It was truly memorable seeing objects that I have loved in the books for decades and to be in Tolly’s bedroom and for it to be so perfectly ‘real’ was something I will treasure forever. It was a real joy to visit this wonderful place.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
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Aconite
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK430 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Somewhere I wanted to visit for a very long time, The Children of Green Knowe is my favourite book and I love all of the Green Knowe Chronicles.
We had a marvellous time exploring the house and listening to Diana Boston as she told us all about The Manor’s ancient history and Lucy M. Boston’s life all her magnificent patchworks and stories.
Stepping into the house felt like you stepping into the books, It was truly memorable seeing objects that I have loved in the books for decades and to be in Tolly’s bedroom and for it to be so perfectly ‘real’ was something I will treasure forever. It was a real joy to visit this wonderful place.
Written 17 November 2023
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Morag Eckford
50 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
The house has been lived in since the 1100s and the present owner showed us round. She also showed us some of the hand made patchwork quilts made by her late mother-in-law and played the ancient gramophone which used to entertain airmen during the war. A wonderful glimpse into history and lovely gardens too. Worth a visit.
Written 20 September 2023
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Tatyans
Cirencester, UK193 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
Once again Green Knowe doesn't fail to charm! I visited this house over 20 years ago and it remains gloriously unchanged. Diana's stories are brilliant and she shares an enormous amount of history about the house. It's a must see if you ever read the Green Knowe books but also to visit the glorious garden created by Lucy Boston and view her incredible patchworks. Please do book a visit and meet Diana! Read the books first (but buy them direct from Diana to support the upkeep of the house!)
Written 15 August 2023
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Doric117
London, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
Aug. 2023
This was my first visit to this beautiful place. Having been a fan of the Children of Green Knowe series as a child, I re-read all 6 before our visit, it was magical to be able to walk through your childhood memories and find Tolly's Mouse or Susan's doll!! The house is beautiful and very much still a home and if you are lucky enough to be taken around by Diana Boston, the magic really comes alive. Her powers of story telling are wonderful and to sit and listen to her speaking about her family, the history of this glorious house and the characters in the books is really amazing. We even had chance to experience our own Gramophone concert and listening to "Abide with me" in the silent and ancient "Knights' Hall", as so many young airmen did during the war was very moving indeed.
There are lots of fascinating curios around the house as well as many of the original book illustrations created by Peter Boston, including all the original book cover designs but another highlight is listening to Diana telling the story of Lucy's incredible quilts as she displays them, one by one, on a bed- just where they should be seen.
Finally, the gardens themselves are beautiful. We were too late for the irises but the roses and the flower borders are lovely to explore and wander through and who knows, there might still be a gorilla hiding in the bamboo- but don't dare tell anyone!!
Written 14 August 2023
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Wiffen
Ely, UK137 contributions
Jul. 2023
Rocked up here just expecting to wander around an interesting historic house and garden, but it was so much more! It was Diana's stories and her obvious passion and reverence for the house and its history that made the experience really magical. I had never heard of Lucy Boston, the Green Knowe stories, or her quilting virtuosity and I was swept away. A visit very much more than the sum of its parts. Highly recommended.
Written 12 July 2023
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Susievintage
Cambridge, UK92 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
What a special place - and how magical to be shown around by the current owner, whose knowledge of the history of the house is fabulous, and shared with great humour. The garden is glorious - I'm going to have to return in every season to see the changes.
Written 4 May 2023
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Sue F
Duluth, MN70 contributions
Apr. 2023
My favorite thing was touring the house and seeing all the rooms and objects that I had read about. This site will be interesting to anyone who has read the Lucy Boston books set at "Green Knowe", anyone interested in quilting, and anyone interested in history, old houses, and gardening. If you want to tour the house, arrange it in advance. The owner gives a great tour with wonderful stories about the home.
Written 28 April 2023
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NellyD
Cambridge, UK17 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Friends
Very interesting tour, especially if you into crocheting and the books by the author.

We came because we wanted a tour of the 900 year old house. The tour is given by the owner occupier and it’s very well delivered.

There is alot of history in the house and it was nice to see the house and gardens.
Written 25 January 2023
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Trendy_bendy
Kent, UK5 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
Fascinating time with the owner of this historic building.
We loved the doggy Birkie too.The garden was beautiful even in Nov as had no frosts yet.
I now want to read the books
We went to see the quilts which are quite incredible.
Written 3 November 2022
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Sue
36 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Book in advance. We turned up ad hoc as it says 'open' on the web we assumed we could turn up. This absolute gem is tucked away and takes a bit of finding. The delightful owner was gardening and greeted us, we asked if the house was open when she explained it was by prior arrangement. She asked for 10 minutes and agreed to show us round. It's a lived in family home and has been in her family for 70 years. It's delightful, her passion and love for her amazing granny shone through. We loved the house and fabulous garden. There are no loo's or cafe but an amazing home filled with fabulous stories.
Written 3 October 2022
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