Archive for the tag 'Croome Court'

A signboard next to these carefully crafted and decorated wooden objects informs that they are a pair of commodes:

The name is taken from the French word for a chest of drawers. They were introduced during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715) and the style was adopted in the mid-1700s when French fashions became popular [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2017

After Croome Court passed out of the hands of the Coventry family it had several owners each leaving their mark as can be seen in different rooms around the house.

In 1921 the 9th Earl set up the Croome Estate Trust, in order to ensure that the 15,000 acre estate would be preserved. However, in 1939, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 5th 2017

At breakfast we were served with the first proper cup of tea of the weekend. Two individual pots of tea that were brewed to perfection.
Rain was forecast for the day so we headed of to Croome Court, a National Trust property. As we are National Trust members, entrance was free so it didn’t matter if [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 17th 2017