Octavia Pollock, founder


An English country girl with a yen for travel, Octavia has made it her mission to promote the best of British to all those longing to experience
the real country-house lifestyle.


After a childhood spent in the Worcestershire countryside, four years at
St Andrews University in Scotland and seven years working at Country
magazine, she knows 
and loves the many wonders of the British countryside, whether it be exploring the secret passageways of a manor house or galloping across fields behind a pack of hounds. Her life and work have brought her into contact with the companies that can bring these experiences to a wider world, creating bespoke tours and extending private invitations that only those with personal connections can offer. In tandem, she recommends bespoke goods made by skilled craftsmen and the finest materials in the grand tradition of British manufacturing. 


Octavia is also an internationally published writer, working for Country Life, Horse & Hound, The Field, The Chronicle of the Horse and others.
For more about her life as a freelance writer and editor, please visit


She keeps a blog entitled An English country girl in California


Experience the English country-house lifestyle

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