Fossil Coast Drinks Co is delighted to announce that all of its expressions of gin, gin liqueur and rum spirit drink are now available at Mapperton House and Gardens near Beaminster both in the Coach House Café and for weddings.
Mapperton House and Gardens is only seven miles from the Jurassic Coast's gateway town of West Bay. Its rural Dorset location gives it’s a quality of seeming to be undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic with outstanding views of nearby hills and woodlands.
This 1,800-acre Jacobean manor house and estate near Beaminister is the family home and estate to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich aka Luke and Julie Montagu. You can find out more about Mapperton and the Montagu family as Luke and Julie welcome us into their home with their YouTube channel called Mapperton Live.
In recent years Mapperton House and Gardens has been voted by Countrylife Magazine as the ‘Nation’s Finest Manor House’ and was the 2020 winner of the Historic Houses ‘Garden of the Year’ award. Mapperton House can be dated back to the Domesday Book of 1086 as Malperetone ‘farm where maple trees grow’ when it was owned by the Sheriff of Somerset.
Many movies have been filmed at Mapperton House, including the Netflix production of Rebecca, starring Lily James, as well as Far from the Madding Crowd with Carey Mulligan, Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Restoration, starring Robert Downey Jnr.
The Montagu family moved to Mapperton House from Hinchingbrooke House, near Huntingdon, in the 1950s, bringing with it the family art collection.
This collection of art features works by Lely, Van de Velde the Younger, Scott, Reynolds, Hogarth as well as the family portraits of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich and Charles II’s first General-at-Sea in the 1660s and sponsor of Captain Cook's voyages.
The first Earl served under both Oliver Cromwell, Charles II and was the cousin to Samuel Pepys the Naval reformer, citizen scientist, Member of Parliament and diarist of an eye witness account of the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.
Mapperton House and Gardens is quintessentially British, the house and gardens are open from Sunday through to Thursday, and are free for Historic Houses and RHS members. Enjoy a wonderful walk around the gardens or consider it as a perfect location for your wedding. Then sit back at the Coach House Café and soak in every single moment with a glass of Fossil Coast.