Click here to return to the home page.
Image of a road.
Who's Online
1 registered (DougalC), 9 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest Photos
Yesterday's outing
RRAF Normandy Rally last week.
Spotted in Honfleur
For the Lotus fans
Spotted today at Kop Hill
Newest Topics
Duxford B of B airshow weekend
by Richard Wood
19/09/18 11:04 PM
Dewalt 18 volt Battery Grease Gun
by Craig Jezzard69
19/09/18 08:44 PM
+4 inertia switch
by asbojohn
19/09/18 08:24 PM
M3W to Portugal
by Alistair
19/09/18 05:51 PM
Falling Leaves, Which Garden Vac?
by IvorMog
19/09/18 04:25 PM
Fuel filler caps Plus 8
by Culminator
19/09/18 01:25 PM
Alternate Parts List
by Westward
19/09/18 12:28 PM
Newest Members
Grahamt43, Erock Germany, revheadfrank, Scarper, mossmog53
6189 Registered Users
Shout Box

Forum Stats
6,189 Registered Members
33 Forums
32,982 Topics
523,050 Posts

Most users ever online: 341 @ 11/02/18 10:30 PM
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Topic Options
#463880 - 31/07/17 11:12 PM England - Trumpington (Cambridge) - Anstey Hall
pandy Offline

Talk Morgan Sage

Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 6619
Loc: West Paris, France
We stayed at Anstey Hall on Saturday after a day at Newmarket races. Although to bills itself as a wedding venue, they also do bed and breakfast if there's no wedding going on.

https://ansteyhall.com

What a fantastic place. A grade 1 listed stately home, filled with many interesting pictures and beautiful antiques. The rooms we stayed in were really magnificent and spotlessly clean. The room rates were unbelievably good value. Plenty of secure parking for your Mogs.

The house belongs to confirmed petrolhead and serial entrepreneur John de Bruyne. John was extremely friendly and welcoming when we arrived, and I had a fascinating chat with him.

His father, Norman de Bruyne was a Cambridge scientist and aeronautical pioneer who led the huge advances in synthetic glues before WWII, working (amongst other things) with de Havilland, providing the glue for the Mosquito. John himself has been involved in many different businesses. It was he who bought and tried to resurrect the Gordon Keeble from the receivers (say unsuccessfully). He was also chairman of upmarket saddlers & luggage maker Swaine Adeney and Brigg for a number of years.

In the bar are original renderings by Pietro Frua of the first Frua Phantom VI drophead (which John told me he had just sold; I guess that must mean it was he who bought it at the Bonhams auction in 2015.) https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/one-rolls-royce-phantom-vi-consul.

In the coach house yard are a number of interesting vehicles; a Bentley R type, a Hooper bodied Daimler (maybe one of Lord & Lady Docker's ones), a bond 3 wheeler, a wooden hustler 6 wheeler and various other stuff. A Vincent Black Knight is parked in the breakfast room.



Edited by pandy (31/07/17 11:13 PM)
_________________________
Giles. Mogless in Paris.

Top
#464272 - 02/08/17 02:01 PM Re: England - Trumpington (Cambridge) - Anstey Hall [Re: pandy]
pandy Offline

Talk Morgan Sage

Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 6619
Loc: West Paris, France
Here's a couple of photos






Edited by pandy (02/08/17 02:02 PM)
_________________________
Giles. Mogless in Paris.

Top
#464276 - 02/08/17 02:12 PM Re: England - Trumpington (Cambridge) - Anstey Hall [Re: pandy]
Richard - Aus Offline

Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 15/01/12
Posts: 14975
Loc: Perth, WA, Australia
Fascinating sounds and interesting looking place.
_________________________
Richard
1976 4/4 4 Seater

Top
#469199 - 27/08/17 09:23 PM Re: England - Trumpington (Cambridge) - Anstey Hall [Re: pandy]
Clipper Offline

Talk Morgan Addict

Registered: 14/03/12
Posts: 3192
Loc: South Yorks
Not bad - did a quick mid week one night sept check £140 inc brekky.
_________________________
2017 Ravenblau Blue Aero 8
2010 Ferrari Blue Plus Four




DHA1G

Top
#469219 - 28/08/17 08:06 AM Re: England - Trumpington (Cambridge) - Anstey Hall [Re: Clipper]
pandy Offline

Talk Morgan Sage

Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 6619
Loc: West Paris, France
Enjoy your stay. I can also recommend the Green Man pub in Trumpington, we had a good meal there.
_________________________
Giles. Mogless in Paris.

Top

Moderator:  Simon