History of Inglewood House near Kintbury revealed on two open days
PUBLISHED: 10:22 21 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:22 21 August 2014
Inglewood House, the centrepiece of the Audley Retirement Village near Kintbury in Berkshire, will once again be open to the public for an exclusive behind the scenes tour as part of the National Heritage Open Days on Thursday, 10 September and Friday, 11 September.
The Heritage Open Days, established and organised by English Heritage, are taking place across the UK at castles and city halls, private homes and woodland walks celebrating England’s rich cultural history and local architectural jewels.
Visitors to Inglewood House can tour the building which in the past has been a private home, a monastery of the De La Salle Brothers and a luxury spa.
Inglewood House was sensitively rebuilt by Audley Retirement and in the process retained many period and architectural features, offering luxury retirement living for the local area.
The manor house is home to a number of beautiful apartments and the Audley Club which includes a sumptuous restaurant, Bar / Bistro, swimming pool and Health & Wellbeing Centre. The village itself was opened by the Earl of Carnarvon in June 2013.
Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement, says: “The Heritage Open Days provide the perfect opportunity to show the high standards of design and quality that has been achieved and the blending of the old and the new.”
Audley Retirement Villages enables those who live there to enjoy an independent and healthy retirement in their own homes and in a like-minded community. They enjoy full access to the Audley Club and its range of facilities with flexible care and support available should it become necessary. Individuals buy their home or apartment from Audley and own it on a 125 year lease.
History tours will run at 11am and 2pm on both days. All tour visitors will receive 10% discount on their lunch in the bistro on those the Heritage Days. Numbers are limited so book your place on 01488 687010.
For more information on other local heritage open days visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk