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Peckover House, Wisbech

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Peckover House & Garden is a National Trust property located in North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England.Peckover House was built in 1722 and bought by Jonathan Peckover at the end of the 18th century. Alexander Peckover was created Baron Peckover in 1907. The Peckovers, a Quaker banking family and owners of the Peckover Bank, presented the building to the National Trust in 1948. During the period in which the building was in the ownership of the Peckovers, the building was known as Bank House.The exterior of the house gives little idea of the elaborate and elegant interior of fine panelled rooms, Georgian fireplaces with carved over-mantels, and ornate plaster decorationsAt the back of the house is a beautiful 0.8 ha (2 acre) Victorian walled garden with interesting and rare trees, delightful summer houses and fruiting orange trees, thought to be 300 years old, roses, herbaceous borders, fernery, croquet lawn and 17th-century reed thatched barn.Popular culture Peckover House was the inspiration for John Gordon's 1970 novel, The House on the Brink. The film was the subject of an episode of a BBC documentary on National Trust gardens, in 1992, produced by Peter Seabrook. The house has been used for a number of films, including Dean Spanley.
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  • National Trust property well worth a visit. Garden beautiful and interesting with great flower arrangements in the house by the volunteer gardeners. House really lovely with fascinating history and ar...  more »
  • We arrived in Wisbech late in the day after a trip to Sandringham House, basically for a wander around, before returning to Burton Lazars. We were fortunate that we came across Peckover House. Althoug...  more »
  • Amazing place and gardens with an amazing history. Great bee festival when we were there. Cafe great too and not expensive. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • Lovely, we'll presented house and gardens. Gives a glimpse of the past with rooms onside as they would have been generations ago, and beautiful gardens. The Orangery is wonderful. Good cafĂ© too with nice selection of hot and cold food and drinks.
  • Sadly, I was asked to remove a huge stump that was once a massive redwood. However, it's plot has been replanted, and the gardens are a true inspiration.
  • Beautiful and well maintained Georgian house and gardens. It also has the best cafe in Wisbech although its opening times are limited.
  • Great place really large gardens, good to go on a sunny day.
  • Interesting history nice gardens and tea rooms staff very helpful

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