The Manor


Built in the 1130s The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain and much of the original house remains virtually intact in spite of various changes over nine hundred years.

The upstairs hall is a room full of atmosphere and the echoes of nearly nine centuries of family conversations. It was used during World War II by Lucy Boston to give gramophone record recitals twice a week to the RAF. The 1929 EMG gramophone is still in use in this room.



Three Men in a Boat (by One Man in a Boater)

in the garden at The Manor

A new adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s comic novel masterpiece performed by expert storyteller Martin Prest in a one man show, presented by That’s My Cue Productions.

Saturday 19 August

Garden opens at 5.30pm for picnics. Performance at 7.00pm

Tickets: £10



Part 1, Jonathan Harker’s Journal

in the Music Room

Master storyteller Martin Prest brings to life the story of Jonathan Harker’s journey to Transylvania and his initial, terrifying encounter with Count Dracula.

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October

Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Tickets: £17.50


Robert Lloyd Parry


Ghost Stories by M R James

told by candlelight in the 900 year old Music Room

O Whistle and I'll Come to You


The Ash Tree

Friday 10 November

Saturday 17 December

A Warning to the Curious


Lost Hearts

Saturday 11 November

Canon Alberic's Scrapbook


The Mezzotint

Sunday 12 November

Saturday 16 December

Casting the Runes


The Residence at Whitminster

Friday 15 December

Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Tickets: £17.50, to include a glass of wine


A Christmas Carol

told by candlelight in the Music Room

After the extremely well received performances in 2015 and 2016,

Martin Prest returns to perform the hugely successful classic tale by Charles Dickens.

Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Wednesday 27 December

Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Tickets: £17.50


For tickets to any of our events please telephone The Manor

on 01480 463134 or email