Holme Eden

A rare example of an horologically themed 'Calendar House' – all of Holme Eden's main features corresponded with the days, weeks, months and seasons in a year. There are 365 windows, 52 chimneys, 12 corridors and four floors for the four seasons.

Today, approaching the newly restored Holme Eden is like taking a journey into the past. Although undoubtedly built to last, its progenitors could never have imagined it would emerge through the centuries as gloriously resplendent as the day it was dedicated. Constructed in the main of red sandstone with numerous castellated chimneys, and a combination of mullioned, transomed, casement and sash windows, Holme Eden - arranged round a striking internal courtyard presents an imposing facade, The porch tower has a Gothic arch entrance and features a large stained glass window with square leaded lights. Many of the reception rooms have vaulted or coffered ceilings, some finely decorated and gilded, and dressed stone fireplaces adorn all the principal rooms. The twelve apartments - some duplex and triplex – continue the calendar theme, each providing extensive and beautifully appointed accommodation in this proud historic edifice.

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