It was amazing and the sun shone all day. When we arrived we were taken through the garden room and the proprietor and his wife sat us all down with a cup of tea or coffee - best china cups and saucers. Then before taking a tour of the house, 52 rooms, we were asked to remove our shoes to protect the floors and coverings. I don't think I've ever seen so many collections of memorabilia under one roof. And the décor was style with a capital 'D'. Everything was immaculate and beautiful. Somebody had put in an awful lot of hard work and it showed.
Here are some of the photos I took of the gardens - 12 acres.
The lake was beautiful with a little boathouse and small boat on the left hand edge of it.
These are beach huts nestled in the woodland. All individually furnished and decorated.
There's a Shepherd's Hut there too. If you click on the picture it does say 'No Riff Raff'. They didn't mean me did they?
That's the interior - isn't it fantastic. I love it.
The mistress of the house accompanied us on our tour. She happily made herself comfortable on the four poster bed in the Master Bedroom. (All the bedrooms seemed to have four poster beds but this one was really posh). She's the owners' much loved beautiful dog.
Guess what her name is ...... 'Abi-cwm-hir'. Well they couldn't really call her anything else. I love her.