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When I married into the British Aristocracy it was the start of a wonderfully exciting journey, if a little daunting. I became a Viscountess – and for an American girl from a small town outside Chicago, it was quite a shock. I live with my husband, Luke – heir to the Earl of Sandwich- and our family at Mapperton House in Dorset.  Mapperton is a glorious sandstone house house dating originally from the 1540’s. It is known as Britain’s Finest Manor House and is filled with wonderful treasures collected by Luke’s ancestors.  Living in a place like this is a joy and but also a challenge and every day we’re aware that we are preserving a very special part of Britain’s heritage.  Mapperton has opened up an extraordinary new world for me and I can’t wait to share it with you all – so if you love castles and manors and stately homes as much as I do, please join me as I head off to some of the Britains most spectacular historic homes …On these trips, I’ll be meeting other owners who live and manage these large houses and estates as well as some of the fantastic people who work there too. With them I’ll be exploring the history, the landscapes, the innovations of generations past and present.  I’ll be sure to roll up my sleeves and help with a few jobs along the way.So please join this American Viscountess as I journey into the countryside in search of some of Britain’s Finest Historic Houses.
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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

When I married into the British Aristocracy it was the start of a wonderfully exciting journey, if a little daunting. I became a Viscountess – and for an American girl from a small town outside Chicago, it was quite a shock. I live with my husband, Luke – heir to the Earl of Sandwich- and our family at Mapperton House in Dorset.  Mapperton is a glorious sandstone house house dating originally from the 1540’s. It is known as Britain’s Finest Manor House and is filled with wonderful treasures collected by Luke’s ancestors.  Living in a place like this is a joy and but also a challenge and every day we’re aware that we are preserving a very special part of Britain’s heritage.  Mapperton has opened up an extraordinary new world for me and I can’t wait to share it with you all – so if you love castles and manors and stately homes as much as I do, please join me as I head off to some of the Britains most spectacular historic homes …On these trips, I’ll be meeting other owners who live and manage these large houses and estates as well as some of the fantastic people who work there too. With them I’ll be exploring the history, the landscapes, the innovations of generations past and present.  I’ll be sure to roll up my sleeves and help with a few jobs along the way.So please join this American Viscountess as I journey into the countryside in search of some of Britain’s Finest Historic Houses.
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    Pentillie Castle Finale - An Extraordinary Piece of Castle History

    Pentillie Castle Finale - An Extraordinary Piece of Castle History

    I have been visiting my great friends the Coryton family at Pentillie Castle in Cornwall. In this final episode from Pentillie, I will be taking a bracing dawn dip in the River Tamar, and getting my workout for the day in the clock tower. Time certainly doesn’t stand still at this 17th Century Castle.
    To find out more about me head to https://www.americanviscountess.com
    If you love castles and manors and stately homes why not sign up for my bi-monthly American Viscountess newsletter: https://julie-montagu-ltd.ck.page/9ab3679fb6
    To learn more about Historic Houses across the U.K, become a member at https://www.historichouses.org and use the code AVTV05 to receive a 10% discount.
    Follow me on Instagram for behind the scenes content: @juliemontagu and @americanviscountess
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    • 18 min
    Pentillie Castle Part 2 - Risen from the Dead? An Amazing Discovery

    Pentillie Castle Part 2 - Risen from the Dead? An Amazing Discovery

    This time on American Viscountess, I enjoy the delights of Pentillie Castle in Cornwall – I learn how to make a traditional winter warming drink, face my fears foraging in the hedgerows and visit a monument on the estate reborn in memory of the man who built the castle in the seventeenth century.
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    • 20 min
    Pentillie Castle in Cornwall Part 1 - War Hero Stories that Will Move You to Tears

    Pentillie Castle in Cornwall Part 1 - War Hero Stories that Will Move You to Tears

    This time on American Viscountess, I head west to Pentillie Castle in Cornwall – an exclusive wedding and private hire venue and home to the Coryton family. I help out with a high powered clear up operation on the croquet lawn, masters the art of making the perfect bed and ventures into the Victorian kitchen garden where nature is giving solace to war veterans.
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    • 23 min
    How to Make the Most Perfect Afternoon Tea - Iford Manor & Gardens Part 3

    How to Make the Most Perfect Afternoon Tea - Iford Manor & Gardens Part 3

    I really get stuck in here at Iford Manor and Gardens where I finally get to create the most perfect Afternoon Tea. Something this American has always wanted to learn how to do!
    To find out more about me head to https://www.americanviscountess.com
    If you love castles and manors and stately homes why not sign up for my bi-monthly American Viscountess newsletter: https://julie-montagu-ltd.ck.page/9ab3679fb6
    To learn more about Historic Houses across the U.K, become a member at https://www.historichouses.org and use the code AVTV05 to receive a 10% discount.
    Follow me on Instagram for behind the scenes content: @juliemontagu and @americanviscountess
    Please support the production of American Viscountess by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/americanviscountess

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    • 18 min
    Harold Peto's Most Celebrated Garden - Iford Manor & Gardens Part 2

    Harold Peto's Most Celebrated Garden - Iford Manor & Gardens Part 2

    In this week's episode, William Cartwright-Hignett takes Julie on a tour of the spectacular Iford Gardens, created by the celebrated garden designer Harold Peto in the early 20th century.
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    • 20 min
    Welcome to England's Most Beautiful Garden - Iford Manor & Gardens Part 1

    Welcome to England's Most Beautiful Garden - Iford Manor & Gardens Part 1

    In this episode I am welcomed to Iford by the owner William Cartwright-Hignett who has recently taken over the family estate with his wife Marianne. I set off for the Japanese Garden where I meet head gardener Troy - but quickly finds myself in deep water!
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

TBR14 ,

Amazing!!

This is a wonderful podcast that goes with the YouTube show! Amazing!!

Mary_N_Texas ,

MY FAVORITE!

Most EXCELLENT! So proud of this and you Julie - I will not miss an episode. Much love from Texas!

shadowfax_girl ,

Such a great series

Julie is so engaging and genuine as a presenter. So happy to support the American Viscountess podcast. If you love historic British homes, you will want to be a part of the American Viscountess series.

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