Friday, 24 November 2017

Charlecote Park National Trust

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.

HERE - it will tell you far more than I can put into this blogpost:


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.



Christine said...

Thanks for this beautiful tour!

Marie Smith said...

I enjoy seeing these properties through your lens, Ann.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Nice to know, thanks Christine and Marie 🙂

robin cox walsh said...

I just love going on tours with you! Thank you for including us! :D

ann @ studiohyde said...

It's nice to know these posts are enjoyed Robin. Hope you are feeling better :)

Eileen said...

That's a very impressive property. I love the kitchen and the staff dressed the part :) Nice to put a name to that beautiful plant.

Judy said...

A beautiful place and I enjoyed the tour! Love the doors and the rose details!

Joan Tavolott said...

Thanks for taking us on another tour. I like seeing the lady in costume...definitely helps make the experience more real.

ann @ studiohyde said...

I never knew Cotoneaster could look so good actually. Glad I asked about it.

ann @ studiohyde said...

There was so much there, I could have kept taking more photos. That will have to be another visit 🙂

ann @ studiohyde said...

It is nice when NationalTrust places have people in costume, I wish more did it. 🙂

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful place.
Best regards!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thanks Robert.

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