2013 Invitation To View Dates

Tour 3 hours, £17.50 including full afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes.

To book, call the Mercury Theatre on 01206 573948 or book on-line at

February  Sat 23rd,2:30pm
April Sat 27, 2:30pm
May Tue 14th, 2:30pm
June Tue 18th, 2:30pm
June Tue 25th, 2:30pm
July Wed 3rd, 2:30pm
July Tue 23rd, 2:30pm 
August Thur 8th, 2:30pm
August Thur 22nd, 2:30pm
September Thur 5th, 2:30pm
September Thurs 12th, 2:30pm
November Thur 24th, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour)
November Sat 23rd, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour)
December Tue 10th, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour) 
December Thur 12th, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour)


An important mid 18th century mansion of great charm, owned and restored by an award-winning interior designer. This family home has lovely Georgian rooms, with fine period detail, and interesting possessions relating to the owners' ancestors since their first occupation of the house in 1800. A tranquil riverside setting with formal gardens and ornamental island forming part of the grounds in an area of Best Landscape. Octavia Hill wrote


'This is the loveliest, dearest old house, I never was in such a one before.'


Location: Map 7:F8. OS Ref TL244 706. Centre of Godmanchester, Post Street next to free car park. Situated of Cambridge A14.

Owner: Mr Christopher & Lady Linda Vane Percy Contact: Mr C Vane Percy

Tel: Groups 01480 459676. Individuals via Invitation to View 01206 573948.

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Open: Groups by arrangement: All year round. Individuals via Invitation toView. Admission: Groups (40+) £7.50 per person, (30+) £8.00 and Parties under 20 a minimum charge of £180.



Island hall welcomes Groups throughout the year. We provide various visit and refreshment options, from teas or lunches through to candlelit dinners. All tours are given by a member of the family and last for around 1- 1.5 hours, after which guests are free to explore the house and gardens and enjoy their refreshments. To book, please download, complete and return a booking form to us. Groups may book directly through Island Hall. Individuals or parties of less than 16 should book through Invitation to View.