Friday, April 29, 2011

Doing the National Trust thing

Yesterday, taking full advantage of our new National Trust membership and the lovely weather, we took GrandDaughter to Knightshayes Court near Tiverton.

From the National Trust website:
One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, Knightshayes Court is a rare example of the work of the eccentric and inspired architect William Burges. Built for the grandson of pioneer lace-maker John Heathcoat in 1869, the house is an exciting architectural experience, with extraordinary 'medieval' romantic interiors, rich decoration and ceramics. The restored and fully productive organic kitchen garden is a treat for everyone who enjoys local produce. The vast garden, which was the Heathcoat Amory family's great passion, is renowned for its rare trees, shrubs and seasonal colours.
The house was intriguing but the real beauty of the place lay in the very extensive grounds. Imagine having this for your front garden ...


CherryPie said...

It looks a nice place, it is one I haven't been too.

Leslie: said...

Looks just like mine! Ha Ha!!!