Although our visit to the Charlecote Park National Trust property
started with a long walk, it was well worth the effort.
(There was a buggy service available though, but the exercise was good for us)
For one thing, the walk gave us the chance to take in the views of the parkland.
The grand entrance was also very impressive to this Victorian home.
READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
HERE - it will tell you far more than I can put into this blogpost:
CHARLECOTE PARK NATIONAL TRUST
It was nice to see a lady in costume cooking in the kitchen,
that really brings things to life and almost like stepping back in time.
We have come across a few National Trust places who do this,
it makes such a difference to the visitor experience.
(I tried to ignore her watch though) ;)
Around the property -
Wooden detailing on doorways. Beautiful work
and even the door handles were a rose (a Room Guide told me the detailing was a link to the tudor style of the property)
and look at the detail around the keyhole.
I had wondered what this colourful plant was.
When I asked online via Facebook about it,
Charlecote kindly replied:
"Our gardener has replied and has said its a Cotoneaster. There are lots of species and hybrids but is possibly a Cotoneaster Frigidus"
I thought the response was very helpful and kind of them to take the trouble to respond.