The home of Benjamin Disraeli 1848 - 1881... (he was a Victorian Prime Minister)
now a National Trust property
The Trust has to protect furnishings and hence it uses blinds at the windows to cut down the amount of light coming into the rooms.
I liked the idea here at Hughenden, where they added 'phrases and sayings' to their blinds
Quite a few National Trust properties remain open throughout the year these days.
The Winter months usually being the time when properties would get a
Deep clean, but with them now Open throughout, it means that the
Deep clean has to happen when visitors are about.
This actually turns into a bonus as, although a room might be closed to
the visitor looking around, it is nice to see how they go about that Deep clean.
Carefully & Slowly
is the main aim, as working too quickly could easily ruin
the precious items
Here, I saw a group of 'Deep cleaners' discussing what their aims were
in that particularly room for the day...
Keeping these houses up together must be continual,
but so worth it
This room was high up in the building and had the adventage of
lots of windows to look out across the grounds...
....and the grounds is exactly where I would be headed next,
but first, off down the stairs...
and out into the meadow, which was full of buttercups
And William enjoyed the visit too,
although he got to go on a long walk
whilst I looked around the house.