This has been my 'back garden' for the last few days.... the beautiful Stourhead Estate on the Wiltshire and Somerset border.
Purely by chance, I discovered this little pub in the middle of the estate.
It's just up the valley, at the head of the lake, in the first photo.
Mark and I had the tower room (in the middle of the second photo) for the a ridiculously
cheap mid-winter rate.
It was very much like staying with a wealthy maiden aunt...
(Not that I have one of these - but a girl can dream...)
The bedroom was furnished with antique tables and cupboards.
All of it had seen better days - but it was spotlessly clean and charming...
Here were our immediate neighbours - Stourhead House (owned by the National Trust)
The weather has been great so I've got loads of photos that I'd like to organise into
a couple more posts.
Thomas is delighted to have us at home again -
but it feels slightly claustraphobic to be back in our 1990s modern box!!!!
I think I was born for a slightly grander life.....!!!!!!