Time for tea at Wightwick manor || Through the Hedge (2019)

Time for tea at Wightwick manor || Through the Hedge (2019)


hello and welcome to today’s episode of
through the hedge we have been told that there is a National Trust property just
to our left so we’re gonna have a look at it and we wanted to bring you guys along
in case you happen to be on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal in the
winter or summer looking for something to do in the rain. Whightwick manor is a quick
hop skip and a jump from the visitor moorings once you cross the very busy
road and you avoid the pub then it’s a quick right into the carpark
we’ve visited several National Trust properties recently and we’ve learned
from those visits so we’ve come in the car entrance suspecting that the ticket
office will be right here at the top of this Lane Whightwick manor was designed by
Theodore Mander and it’s special because it’s one of the only surviving very few
surviving examples of a house built in the style of the aesthetic movement and
the Arts and Crafts movement when Theodore Mander died at the shocking age
of 47 the house went to his son Geoffrey gifted it to the National Trust in 1937
and then he became a custodial of the property with his second wife they
managed to maintain the property they opened it to viewings and they also
built on the art collection this on display here which is the reason I am
here because they have an extensive collection of pre-raphaelites paintings
including two of my favorite artists a lot of the features that you see are
original and it’s not that interactive so you really got to mind where you sit
and where you place things and definitely keep your hands and feet to
yourself once inside Whightwick Manor you can find a card in every room that tells you
the history of the room or interesting facts about paintings or different items
that you can see there’s also scatter cushions on chairs that have images of
cats because lady Mander was very fond of cats but also these cushions tell you
that you’re able to sit on that bit of furniture of course no visit could be complete
without a little trip to the tea rooms especially if it’s raining or sunny or
windy though even though they don’t have an
buggy that would be okay for a wheelchair lots of the paths around this
National Trust property are actually quite accessible for and people with
mobility issues so we do think it rates highly in that area if you’re going to
the cafe don’t use the main door use the accessible door that’s a sliding door
that has no steps because the main door you go up a step through a corridor and
then there in a step yeah don’t do that some but you can also you can’t get to
the top floor of the mansion yes but the the ground floor is accessible you leave
yourself at least an hour to explore the 17 acres of woodland and garden at Whightwick
Manor we found a rose garden and a vegetable
garden without even trying please subscribe to the narrowboat experience
for awesome content like this thanks for joining us for through the
hedge today we hope you have enjoyed a look around we thoroughly recommend it
if you happen to be on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal and you need
somewhere to stop off even literally even just for a cup of tea and you don’t
want to do anything else come and have a cup of tea it’s really lovely
you do have to pay to access the gardens to get to the cafe well if you have I’m
thinking if you have a National Trust membership yeah if you have enjoyed the
video of course give us a like and why not subscribe so that you’ve never miss
another through the hedge and also big thank you to our patreon who make every
trip we do through the hedge possible by supporting us and being awesome people
just in general thanks

80 thoughts on “Time for tea at Wightwick manor || Through the Hedge (2019)

  1. This video is wonderful…you have no idea what a bright spot your guys videos are in my day. I love seeing all your country has to offer and now I just can't wait to visit a real tea room…please do more through the hedge….love it!!

  2. You made me laugh when you played with the snap dragon flower the way I did as a child (and still do on occasion now). πŸ™‚

  3. Fantastic girls – well done. Has to be one of my favourites (check out Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury if you ever get the chance – stunning). More cake I notice. I'm actually working on a cake-only diet. Got everything in it you need if you think about it. (I'll just shut up…)

  4. Dimples, that was a very funny bit with the "Talking Flower". You do have a sense of humor. Great video ladies. Love the kitchen shots and the art work. Thank you very much.

  5. That was worth waiting for. Do any of these Tea rooms sell soda pop as I'm not much of a tea drinker? Thanks ladies for the trip thru the hedge and into a tea room.

  6. Those stained glass, colored glass, windows are interesting and quite nice. I appreciate the note about accessibility since my Dad and a couple of my friends use wheelchairs & my own mobility isn't what it used to be. Peppermint tea sounds good.

  7. Oh my goodness what a wonderful Hedge trip! I so enjoy seeing the green grounds and loved hearing the rain drops. Fingers crossed for more rain here in California. Need it to help with the wildfires. πŸŒ§πŸŒ§πŸŒ§β˜‚οΈπŸŒ§πŸŒ§β˜”

  8. The Through the Hedge productions are so much fun. Keep them coming! And is Wightwick pronounced like that yummy beer Smi'tiks?

  9. I'm curious about who was holding the camera when neither of you were… Thanks for the video! It's always pleasant to see your adventures! (even if there were no cat sightings)

  10. Hiya. What a fantastic Manor House. 2:21 – I want that picture! A wonderfully aesthetic Through The Hedge. Thank you. All the best to you.

  11. Wow….amazing property! You could have a game…..identify 10 various items in the video with numbers, and see if the viewers can provide the proper names for them πŸ™‚

  12. very nice and relaxinly wet…lol.. particularly liked the cobweb with 'pearls' hanging on it and the little yellow flowers we played woth as kids ..bunny rabbits.

  13. Thank you for sharing your narrowboat life and travels with us. Wightwick manor is just beautiful as is much of what we've seen of your beautiful country!

  14. Hello, I'm a new subscriber and have been binge watching your channel all day every day like its my job! I really enjoy your "Thru the hedge" series. I found your channel via CountryHouseGent and Cruising the Cut, also binged those vlogs as well. Thanks so much for doing this, its really kept my mind off of a lengthy recovery and I feel like I'm traveling right along with you. ❀️

  15. What a beautiful house! I love the arts and crafts period and it would be my dream to have a house in that style. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Now your seasoned visitors you might consider joining english heritage you get in free to loads of places not sure about national trust and it isnt expensive really. Once youve visited a couple of places the passes have paid for themselves. You also get vip treatment queue jumping etc. Well worth a look. 😎

  17. Thank you for another informative vlog pity about the weather though. You obviously were not offended by my previous comment regarding the pronunciation of Wightwick. Keep up the good work.

  18. Great video, the rain was lovely on things especially the πŸ•Έ
    What was shown at 2:53
    The home and gardens are amazing I would have been exploring all day.
    I grew up near something similar, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  19. I always like the "through the hedge" series especially when their is a bit of a mystery like who is the new camera person, could MTC have turned into CTC and you have bumped into him? x

  20. Wightwick Manor has a secret garden you have to cross a bridge to get to. The bridge crosses over the road you walked up to get to the carpark ( Wightwick Bank or if your propa blackcountry Wightwick bonk)

  21. Another wonderful glimpse of British history with our favorite intrepid explorer's. Wish it was a longer view. Speaking of length, are you aware that making your videos longer than ten minutes allows you to place adverts in them. That can substantially increase your revenue. Just a thought. Also, did I hear you say avoid the pub after crossing the road? You must be made of sterner stuff than I. I can never avoid a pub. Ha.

  22. Great location! And you have a way of showing it that makes me want to visit. Had a look at https://twitter.com/losthaiku – intresting.

  23. And as usual, a lovely time was had by all, even tho it rained! Thanks for letting me journey with you from the comfort of my home in NC, usa. I can't walk much right now, so this was grand! Great information, & wonderful photography! Blessings!

  24. That was absolutely lovely. What a lovely house! I have to say my favourite bits were you two holding hands (so adorable ❀️) and Kath’s ventriloquism with the flower – so funny! Fantastic! X

  25. I love these little THH jaunts of your girls. I like the info and the informal style. I also enjoy being a patron and getting a sneak preview. 'Tis a great way to unwind before bedtime

  26. Hi Kath and Annamarie, Another great episode of Though the Hedge, be careful, if you keep doing these videos regularly you will become very popular! Most of the other narrowboat channels is cruising the canal, it is great to see those properties that are just off the canal. Keep up the great work. A fan from Aus.

  27. I have a Wightwick Manor T-Towel from 3 years ago πŸ™‚ I moored up on the only day that the house was closed! The gardens were open and I got my very own personal tour of the garden and an informative talk about the family and the house from a member of staff from the reception building. I had some food and coffee in the cafΓ©. The staff here are very friendly. I'd love to visit again to see inside the house. In fact I found the people around Wolverhampton very friendly indeed! The villages along the canal are so well kept too. One of my favourite canals.

  28. Thanks for another Great Video. Girls. Very informative. Really looks like a place everyone should not miss. Would you have seen it on the Tow Path ??

  29. Ladies, you are superb. You make even a miserable wet English day feel sunny and warm. Well done, We all love you both, but I'm sure you know that.
    John, Ontario, Canada.

  30. Was wishing there’d been more emphasis on the work of the PreRaphaelite artists. I’m guessing that your two favourites are Rossetti and Burne-Jones, right? And what did you think of the Morris wallpapers and tapestries? For me, they are the stars of Wightwick.

  31. Wonderful walk around in the rain !! Classy is nice but wow that place is cool and classy …the brick work and windows !! …and ect !! Thank you for including us : )

  32. Great Through the Hedge! Very well done, looks like an amazing place. I absolutely love the β€œlosthaiku” @5:12 β€œIgnore the hatred
    Don’t sully yourself for them
    Look for the beautyβ€œ Who knew that Alice and Munchie could operate video cameras, in the rain no less!

  33. >^. .^< Two for Tea, You and She. Always glad to see you both broadening your horizons and uTube Channel…….. Aloha, Glennnnn

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