Hodsock Priory is a popular film location for television, video and photography thanks to its historic buildings and idyllic setting in 800 acres of rural countryside.
From the minute you sweep through the archway of the Tudor Gatehouse, you’ll be transported into another world. Hodsock Priory is a secluded country home steeped in hundreds of years of history – picture perfect as a film location.
With almost endless indoor and outdoor spaces for your crew to take advantage of, you will find plenty of character at Hodsock Priory. Whether you choose the spectacular Tudor Gatehouse or the rolling countryside encircling the main house, there’s something extraordinary in every corner of the estate.
Hodsock Priory is home to the eighth generation of the Buchanan family, Sir Andrew and Lady Buchanan. The house has been lovingly renovated to its former glory, epitomising the style and grandeur of the country house as it stood back in 1829.
Inside the main house, you will find a stunning selection of grand, traditional and modern rooms. From the stately Panelled Hall to the cosy Georgian Library, each is packed with beautiful portraiture, period features and lavish furnishings.
Outside, the Priory’s brick facades, elegant chimneys and classic Italian-style terrace offer unique backdrops for both modern and period pieces.
With its imposing silhouette and magnificent turrets offering sweeping views across the estate, the Tudor Gatehouse is one of the most striking features of the Hodsock Estate.
The Gatehouse and bridge are the oldest surviving structures on the estate, and one of three remaining Tudor brick-built buildings in the county. Dating back to the 16th century, the Gatehouse is a Grade I listed building and is of great historic importance.
There is evidence suggesting that the Gatehouse was built for the occasion of King Henry VIII’s visit to Hodsock Priory in the summer of 1541. The King visited the estate to bestow a knighthood on Sir Gervase Clifton, the owner of the Priory at the time.
Classic English garden
From the stylish terrace to the manicured lawns and abundance of flowers in bloom, everything about our outdoor space embodies all there is to love about the classic English garden.
With 800 acres of fields and woodlands filled with snowdrops and bluebells between February and May, our extensive grounds offer plenty of inspiration for filming and photography. The pond, river and old moat offer scenic waterside views, as well as the accompanying wildlife that makes the estate so utterly charming.
COTTAGES & STABLES
Built between the 1800s and 1970s, our quaint and rustic cottages provide a wide variety of filming locations for period features.
You can also find traditional stables on the estate, which are still used to house and care for Hodsock Priory’s magnificent horses.
Where to find us
Located just a few minutes’ drive from the A1 at Blyth, Hodsock Priory is easy to reach from all over the country.
We are ten minutes from Retford train station, while Gamston Airport is just a 15-minute drive away. Helicopters are also able to land at Hodsock Priory on the North Lawn or Fan Lawn with prior permission.
To make an enquiry about filming at Hodsock Priory, please get in touch with our Estate Team, who will be happy to discuss our locations in more detail.