DT4: Mottisfont (NT) and Bombay Sapphire Distillery

 

Wednesday 10th July 2019

 

Following the last pick up point at ?, the coach will travel to the National Trust property at Mottisfont. 

 

Maud Russell made Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists here to relax and create works inspired by Mottisfont’s past, including an extraordinary drawing-room painted by Rex Whistler. Those artistic traditions are continued today, with a permanent 20th-century art collection and major exhibitions in our top-floor gallery.

Outside, carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden makes Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. Our world-famous collection of old-fashioned roses flowers once a year in June. Winding paths meander through stately trees, with the sound of water never far away.

There will be time to explore this multi faceted property and have lunch In the early afternoon, we travel on to Laverstoke Mill Distillery at Whitchurch, home of the world famous ‘Bombay Sapphire’ gin. The self-guided section of the tour is taken with the aid of an interactive map. There is a 15 minute guided section in ‘The Still House.’ Kindly note that shoes with open toes and high heels cannot be worn in this working section of the Distillery. A complimentary drink from the bar is also included in the tour.