Guided walk around RSPB’s The Lodge and gardens

The Lodge at Sandy

The Lodge at Sandy

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A guided walk around the RSPB’s headquarters in Sandy is being held in early June.

Sandy Town Council’s walk for the month is a tour of the house and gardens at The Lodge, on Sunday, June 5.

This tour will give you the rare opportunity to see the interior of this beautiful house, built in the Tudor style in 1870 for Arthur Wellesley Peel. The interior of the house was greatly changed in the 1930s when the Stewart’s bought the estate, adding impressive fireplaces and filling it with many treasures including paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Constable and important medieval tapestries.

Although these furnishings are no longer in the house, visitors will be able to see the sumptuousness of the beautiful rooms.

The tour will include a walk in the gardens which were re-landscaped by the Stewarts in a simple Italianate style and who added the large elegant swimming pool. There will also be a chance to hear about the history of the house and its owners.

Meet at the front door of The Lodge at 2pm. The cost is £5.50 per person. Payment must be made on booking and no refunds will be made. Call the council on 01767 681491 or email info@sandytowncouncil.gov.uk