14 episodes

A deep dive into all things Country House with hosts Ben Hancock, Conor Lynch & Geoff Heath-Taylor. 

The Country House Podcast Hancock Productions

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    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

A deep dive into all things Country House with hosts Ben Hancock, Conor Lynch & Geoff Heath-Taylor. 

    Discussing Our Favourite Follies | The Country House Podcast 14

    Discussing Our Favourite Follies | The Country House Podcast 14

    In this episode, Geoff, Conor and Ben discuss what follies are, their purpose, and some of their favourite follies. If you haven't already, we'd love if you could leave a 5-star rating and share with a friend. 

    • 41 min
    Why Country Houses Are Great Film Locations | The Country House Podcast 13

    Why Country Houses Are Great Film Locations | The Country House Podcast 13

    In part 2 of 2, we ask why Country Houses provide such an amazing location for films, and the storytelling that they proffer. 

    • 31 min
    Downton Abbey's Profound Impact On Highclere Castle | The Country House Podcast 12

    Downton Abbey's Profound Impact On Highclere Castle | The Country House Podcast 12

    In this first part of a two-part episode, Geoff, Conor and Ben discuss Highclere Castle in the broader context of Country Houses featured in films and television shows. 

    • 29 min
    Ireland's Unique Big Houses | The Country House Podcast 11

    Ireland's Unique Big Houses | The Country House Podcast 11

    In today's episode we find ourselves discussing the unique aspects of the Irish Country House, from quoins to rich colours, exterior ruggedness to Desmond Guinness. 

    • 37 min
    Inside An Estate Village: Purposes & Motives | The Country House Podcast 10

    Inside An Estate Village: Purposes & Motives | The Country House Podcast 10

    In this episode, Geoff, Conor and Ben discuss the privately-owned estate villages. 

    • 36 min
    The Decline & Destruction Of The Country House | The Country House Podcast 09

    The Decline & Destruction Of The Country House | The Country House Podcast 09

    Geoff, Conor, and Ben discuss the decline and destruction of country houses - primarily during the 20th century.  *Our apologies for Ben's poor audio on this episode and previous - this has now been resolved for all future episodes!*

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Merrill Feiker ,

Great podcast!

I recently took my first trip to England and fell in love with architecture and old buildings that I seen. I wished I could just go exploring in each one. I don’t get to spend much time outside of London, but after listening to this podcast, I can’t wait for my next trip so I can get out to the country and see some of the awesome homes that are discussed and actually have some knowledge about them.
Thanks for the great show!!!

BethannTexann ,

A breath of fresh air

It’s like this podcast was made for me! The history of large country houses is one of my special interests and started when I was a child looming over a large book about Chatsworth that my grandmother kept of her coffee table. Keep up the good work! This American is loving every episode.

NWeigel ,

A seemingly straightforward podcast that gets at the heart of what English charm actually is.

I originally started following this podcast hoping to learn a few more things about elusively charming English Country House. Though the gentleman behind CHP do indeed share their knowledge on country house architecture & design, they delve below the surface to explore what exactly makes up the enigma that is “what is quintessentially English?”. I have caught myself applauding almost every episode for its depth of analysis, respect for heritage, and perspective on the future. My personal favorite was episode 10 - an excellent discussion on the distinction between progress for progress sake and lasting growth & development. Well done, guys, can’t wait to hear more.

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