Postcard from Milton Keynes: Woughton House
We travel up to Milton Keynes once or twice a year to visit family. We can’t stay with the family – no room – but we found this wonderful hotel, perfect for our needs.
MGallery Woughton House is a beautiful country house surrounded by green fields and parkland. It’s so beautiful, I’ve taken many photos and produced this watercolour sketch.
It was a clear day, early in January, with the house bathed in sunshine. How could I resist?
MGallery Woughton House
But the hotel also boasts a gallery and has a splendid display of hundreds of paintings and prints. This collection is at the foot of the stairs. The book on the chest, left casually there, is an ornament – a box fashioned to look like a book.
Walking up the stairs, the walls are packed with images. There’s no space for any more.
And this is the view from the top.
Even the corridors are decorated with a variety of plaques.
Where is Woughton House?
The hotel seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere but is only a few minutes or so from the A5 and the M1 – and very easy to find.
If you have reason to travel to Milton Keynes, eg to visit Bletchley Park, I can heartily recommend this hotel.
This post is one of my POSTCARD series, sharing all things ART with you when I go travelling. My previous postcard discussed the Magic of Manrique, and his house which Anne and I visited when MV Ventura stopped for one day in Lanzarote.