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By Gee19

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We really enjoyed our time looking around and it is a place I would gladly revisit. It is another dull, very wet day here today so it was nice to see the blue skies and colour of last August.

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amy
Amy
 

It looks amazing Gill another place to visit on my long list of ' to do one day' I expect Josie & Jubilee are still snoozing ? thanks for showing :o)

3 Jan, 2016

 

Stunning place Gee so immaculate, lovely photos!

4 Jan, 2016

 

My kind of place to visit,Gee..so glad you decided to post it.Thank you..It's been dry here,bit still damp and very misty..could just do with some of that blue Sky ! xx

4 Jan, 2016

 

Oh yes thats my kind of place as well, would really like a wander inside and out, I feel sure I have seen it on a telly programme, instant recognition and yet I definitely have not visited, (would like too), cheered up another damp and dreary afternoon Gee, thankyou for sharing...

4 Jan, 2016

 

I visited some years ago, I seem to remember it was undergoing renovation at the time, an old gentleman had just passed away, he had lived in a small corner of the building that would now be renovated to match the rest. .....thats if I'm remembering it correctly

We've recently visited other NT houses where elderly family members lived out their lives in peace and it all then was cared for by the NT

4 Jan, 2016

 

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. The last owner died in 1985, a gentleman called Charles Robinson. I was intrigued by the library where he bought books 'by the yard' apparently. Browsing the pages wasn't allowed unfortunately.

Very wet here today and my front lawn and path was under water but not as bad as in previous years. Josie and Jubilee and living it up in the dining room again, Amy, and eating me out of house and home! Too risky to hibernate them in this strange weather and they are really no trouble.

4 Jan, 2016

 

Had a good giggle over the "tortoise"! What an unusual and beautiful house, especially that Chinese (or Japanese?) wallpaper.
Frustrating isn't it when you aren't allowed to look at the books in the library!

4 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks for sharing this Gee, another for the bucket list!!

4 Jan, 2016

 

Lovely place to visit Gee, great photos, interesting inside and out, gave me a chuckle with the stained glass tortoise!! glad Josie and Jubilee are happy dining in your dining room! sorry your garden is under water again, we could do with some of that August blue sky weather right now! :o)

4 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Gee ...
looks an interesting venue. Thanks for sharing .. seems there's a colourful personality inside every tortoise ;o)

5 Jan, 2016

 

Members who take the trouble to record their visits to lovely places and post them in this dismal dark time of year are worth their weight in gold.
Also the volunteers who work on the gardens of these NT houses during the summer months when they have their own gardens to do, are wonderful people, much appreciated.
Thank you for this lovely blog.

5 Jan, 2016

 

Thank you, Stera, DD2, Neellan, TT and Diane. Last August seems a long time ago now and I too am looking forward to spring although, to be honest, we haven't had much of a winter here yet, just rain and I even feel guilty moaning about that when others are so much worse off. Popped to the GC earlier today (twice!) as they have a sale and I bought a couple of bargains :)

5 Jan, 2016

 

What a beautiful building in such lovely grounds. I love the flower arrangement too.

5 Jan, 2016

 

What a lovely place to visit Gee. Carved wood like the fire surround and faces fascinate me. Some big churches have strange activities carved under tip up seats in the choir and on the end of choir seats. Perhaps the gothic dog kennel might be got on expenses, for a very posh, large hairy dog. Lovely to be able to take photos inside too, as a lot of places won't allow it.

6 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks, Wildrose and Dorjac. Most of the larger rooms were decorated with vases of fresh flowers, someone obviously took a lot of trouble over them.

I like the idea of a posh, hairy dog living in the kennel, Dorjac, maybe two of them to keep each other cosy :)

7 Jan, 2016

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