Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Hall at Abbey-cwm-hir

Day off yesterday and an unexpected invitation to join a bus trip to The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir. The best way to describe where it is and what it's about is to click on the link below:
http://www.abbeycwmhir.com/

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 d├ęcor 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.

19 comments:

  1. Great name for a Welsh dog! That place looks wonderful.

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    1. Oh, it was something else. Tom ,if ever you and H.I. happen to visit Mid Wales,sometime, it's a 'must see'

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  2. Fabulous trip; how long were you walking about?

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    1. It took us about 2 hours to go all over the house and we had a couple of hours in the gardens. Would love to go again and spend more time in the gardens. They were beautiful.

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  3. That looks wonderful - so pleased you had an enjoyable day out.

    An awful lot of work looking after a 12 acre garden and 52 room house.

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    1. It was really lovely. Sue, how are you? Hope you're all keeping well xx

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  4. What an interesting and eclectic house! I do love the gardens best of all. You must have had a wonderful day there; I know that I would.

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  5. She's a beautiful dog!
    The shepherd's hut looks a bit like a gypsy caravan.
    But the hall! 52 rooms and 12 acres of gardens. I don't think I'd like to be the one responsible for dusting and polishing 52 rooms every day.

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    1. I could happily live in the Shepherd's Hut - well at least through the summer.

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  6. I had a look at the website, it all look immaculately decorated though i'd probably be happier in the shepherd's hut. I bet you needed a cup of tea after that tour.

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    1. Shepherd's Hut for me too. We took a picnic to eat in the gardens so well spoiled.

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  7. Thank you for the sharing your tour. I've looked at the link to Abby-Cmr-Hir Hall website and can see that you had a lovely day there with wonderful weather. The gardens look beautiful, especially down by the lake - a very tranquil spot - and I would have appreciated the interiors with all the lovely furnishings, handpainted artwork and ironwork too. I like your header of the tomatoes and hope they're ripening up for you to enjoy. Bless you Molly.

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    1. Thank you Linda. Hope you're keeping well xx

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  8. Good to see you are blogging again, Molly. What a glorious day out! The biggest collection of memorabilia I have ever seen is at Snowshill Manor in Gloucestershire. Do you know it? Well worth a visit x

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  9. Hello Marianne. It was nice to see it all in somebody else's house, but I wouldn't like to have it all at home. I've never been to Snowshill Manor - sounds like a great day out.

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  10. Just discovered your post. What a lovely place it looks.
    The gardens are superb.
    Will read more in future.

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    1. Thank you for your visit, Ray and kind comment. Glad you liked my blog.

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  11. Hi Molly! What a beautiful place!

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