Smedmore House, one of Dorset’s finest Georgian manor houses, is holding an open day in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust on Sunday 25th September between 2pm and 5pm.
The house occupies two acres of walled flower gardens, orchards and a Mediterranean garden near Kimmeridge Bay. Guided tours of the house will be led by well-known historian, Dr Philip Mansel, joined by members of his family who are familiar with the house’s history and contents.
As well as touring the house you will be able to see where Napoleon sat when he visited St Helena and a display of vintage Morgan Cars.
Dr Mansel says: ‘We wanted to do something to help raise awareness and funds for this wonderful charity. Cancer affects many of us and Wessex Cancer Trust is there when people most need support. Smedmore House is a hidden jewel on the Jurassic coast, so please join us for a wonderful afternoon for this most worthwhile cause.’
Tickets are £6 on the door, and house tours are £4.50. Children under 16 are free. Dogs are welcome on leads.
Smedmore House is in Kimmeridge, BH10 5PG. For more information and directions visit www.smedmorehouse.com / or telephone 01929 480719.