Period Ideas Heritage Property of the Year Awards

OUR AWARDS HAVE NOW CLOSED We love to celebrate the best National Trust properties in the UK, and this year we are highlighting houses which are associated with some of Britain’s most remarkable women. We’ve narrowed it down to five fantastic properties, all with incredible stories to tell, and we invite you to vote for your favourite. Just choose the one which captures your heart, so we can help to acknowledge the wonderful work of the National Trust does in preserving our heritage, now and forever. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win a beautiful canvas from artist Yvonne Coomber, worth £950. To cast your vote, head to and click on your favourite property. Good luck!

The Properties

Take your pick from A la Ronde, Carlyle’s House, Gunby Hall, Polesden Lacey and Plas yn Rhiw.

A la Ronde, Devon

A truly unique sixteen-sided house commissioned by cousins Jane and Mary Parminter in the 18th century. 

Carlyle’s House, London

Explore a Chelsea property that was home to lady of letters, Jane Welsh Carlyle, in the 19th century.

Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire

Political activist Emily Langton-Massingberd was lady of the manor and campaigned for women’s rights.

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

This stunning Edwardian country house was the residence of the famous socialite Margaret Greville.


Plas yn Rhiw, North Wales

A delightful 16th century manor house which was lovingly restored by the three Keating sisters in the 20th century.

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