26 Feb 2014

A visit to Lanhydrock House

The National Trust property, partially open for half term. Unfortunately the House itself was still closed til the end of March, but we had a lovely to walk round the parkland and around the outside of the house.   The Gift shop was open - certainly was worth going into as it is in part of the main building with panelled walls, high ceilings - beautiful.

The only slight hindrence was the weather - off and on rain/drizzle but it didn't stop us.  Again the little camera I was using perhaps didn't get as good a selection of photos as I would have liked, but the fault is mine - I must remember to read up on the settings!

Quite a long walk from the car park down to the house, and on the way we saw some fallen trees the result of recent storms.  In fact talking to a member of staff I was told that the estate had lost about 60 trees of varying sizes....






and so down to the gatehouse...


William couldn't go into the Gardens themselves, so he got his walk around the parkland instead...I enjoyed the wander in the gardens...

this is from the other side of the gatehouse

turning around to face the house itself


this would have been the old stable block

and I had to photograph this ancient looking doorway to show you...



it must take ages to trim all these little hedges..but very effective (I wonder what got covered up for the Winter there in the middle of these - perhaps we will get back there to find out one day)


I did grab my sketchbook and pen for a very quick 'impression' of the gatehouse (I added the paint later on)...




When I walked around the back of the house, it was from a raised pathway, which gave me the opportunity to look down on the building - so a video opportunity now for you to see what it was like...




That about concludes our visit from Tavistock to Penzance

- my other posts on this trip were:





If you click the Location tab below it
will take you to the map showing
where Lanhydrock is

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23 comments:

  1. sorry it was a rainy day for you … but still looks so pretty!

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    1. It was a good day, even with the rain....it had the added advantage of fewer people too, lol.

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  2. I was there last summer. Thanks for reminding me. What a shame about the trees.
    Xx

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    1. How amazing, what a coincidence. Hope you enjoyed your visit Sue :-)

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing Ann ~ I dream of going back to view sights like these in the U.K. ~
    (minus the poor uprooted trees of course).

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this post Willow :-)

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  4. You should have gotten a shot of the gift shop. Shame about the trees and that one had benches around it. That would have been a ride going down with the tree. Lol lovely place you visited too love the gate house. Poor William being left out of going in. :) what a fun trip WE all took with you. :))

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    1. I should have photographed the shop Cris, at least this gives me something for next time :-)

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  5. Perfect timing for an armchair excursion. I just sat down with a cup of tea. I especially loved the gate house. That would be a wicked cool place to live and/or have a studio. Really liked the big arched door for horses and wagon with the little people door cut out.

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    1. Glad you sat with a cuppa and enjoyed this visit CJ . Yes, that gatehouse would be brilliant to live in :-)

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  6. what a sight those huge fallen trees make! and too bad.

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    1. Yes it was a pity about the trees, I was surprised how they had just toppled like that.

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  7. Thanks for more happy memories! I loved Llanhydrock and would like go back again.
    How sad that they lost so many mature trees during the winter storms.

    Have you ever seen the film of Twelfth Night set there and on St Michael`s Mount?

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    1. Glad you have been there DW and know the places I photographed. I hope you were there in much better weather than we were. No, I haven't seen Twelfth Night, something to look out for now...thanks :-)

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  8. I'd be happy to live in that stable! :)

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    1. Lol...yes, it is a nice building nestled in a courtyard - sweet.

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  9. Hello Ann :) Thanks for showing us this great series of photos and video. I like the sketch and its colors.
    A hug.

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  10. Mmm...so many spots for possible sketching. Lovely property and sketch of it. Thanks for sharing your travels with us.

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    1. If only the weather had been better Joan. Still, never mind we will go back again one day and hopefully I will do lots of sketches.

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  11. Glad you got some sketching done despite the awful weather

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  12. Lovely to see all your photos and sketches from your trip

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  13. Thanks Jane - it adds to our trips away when I can sketch as we travel :-)

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