Townend was home to the Browne family for 400 years before it was given to the National Trust in 1943.
The farmhouse is brimming with character with a library full of rare books and intricately carved furniture.
Built in 1626 for George Browne who was a wealthy yeoman farmer. The house has been unchanged down the centuries with many rooms still don’t have electric light.
With beautiful gardens a visit here certainly gives you a feel of what a harsh life it once was for the farming community in this isolated place.