I have done posts on Boughton before – Ralph, Duke of Montagu’s very French chateau in the middle of very English countryside, with trees in the garden planted by John, the second Duke, known, not surprisingly, as ‘John the planter’.

I love the way you come out of small Northamptonshire villages to be confronted by grand avenues and a cluster of out houses like a small dynastic village in the Loire valley:-

I love the sense of geometry and nature, the sweep of the landscape, the red kites and old trees, planted 300 years ago:-


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