Ormesby Hall is a Grade I listed mansion, which was built in 1754 and was home to the Pennyman family until fairly recently. The property is now owned by the National Trust and has been on my to-visit list for some time, as it’s located about five minutes’ drive from my house in Middlesbrough.
Despite this, I’ve never done more drive past the gate. So I was surprised upon turning off one of the town’s busier roads to find myself suddenly in what felt like the middle of the countryside. I knew the house sat in acres of grounds, but I hadn’t anticipated the beautiful winding drive that would take us up to the estate itself…. Read More