About Us

Poppy & GrahamPoppy is a picture restorer. For many years she has been a charity fundraiser and organiser of countless events. Graham is an engineer, having retired from teaching at King’s College in London, and then ran a business making flight data recorders for gliders. He glides whenever he can at the Shenington Gliding Club nearby, and is also an instructor. His amazing practical skills keep everything running smoothly.

Both Poppy and Graham have been Olympic fencers, are still active on the veteran circuit, and both are recent world veteran champions. They love chatting to guests and unwinding from the day’s work over a glass of wine! Poppy has received many accolades for her creative cuisine.

Poppy grew up at Barton House, in Barton-on-the-Heath, not far from Uplands, so has plenty local knowledge. She and Graham delight in helping guests plan their days, and will happily assist with organising garden tours, bike hire, riding, a game of tennis, clay pigeon shooting at Edgehill, walks in the vicinity, booking restaurants or theatre tickets, or downloading opening times of the many places to visit in the Cotswolds listed on this website under Things to do.