Great Gnome Hunt


While we humans were away, apparently a band of gnomes settled into the Paine estate. We’re not sure if they’re visiting for a brief sojourn or an extended stay, but one thing is certain – these little bearded men with pointy red hats have been seen everywhere at the Paine.

Returning staff have spotted more than 100 gnomes in every nook and cranny of the Paine mansion and gardens. The sheer number of them seems to increase by the day. Or perhaps, they just keep moving about the estate. It’s hard to say.

Families are invited to visit the Paine and help us to monitor the whereabouts of this curious band of gnomes. We invite you to share your gnome sightings with us on Facebook and Instagram.

To make an online reservation and to learn more about the gnome hunt at the Paine, visit