Sue and I spent the morning at Brockhampton a National Trust estate near Bromyard, Herefordshire. This was the first time we had visited this particular site and were very impressed with the grounds and the main Manor, particularly the 'close timbered' Gate House that bridges the moat.
The main house has many attractions - one of which was this beautifully built model of a Timber framed house. In the same room was an architect's desk complete with part drawn plans, drawing tools and even some coloured inks. I was particularly interested in a book on Timber Buildings and Construction that I was permitted to look through and even had my photo taken at the desk.....
Tucked around the back of the house is this ruined chapel - which has loads of modelling potential.
On the way back to the carpark, we picked Damsons (there was a very good crop) and later still Sue made Damson Jam, a sample of which I am eating while typing this post.
This was one of the best National Trust visits we have had this year and I would recommend it as a great day out. For further details see this link.
The following image was posted in response to Paul's comment and gives details of the construction of the gatehouse - when and how it was made.
I hope that this helps.