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Statesman Benjamin Disraeli and his wife Mary Anne had a significant influence on the styling of the country manor you see today. Disraeli hired architect Edward Buckton-Lamb to complete the transformation of Hughenden from a Georgian white stuccoed building into a Victorian country retreat. As you move through the rooms you will see the personalities [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 31st 2023

Blickling Hall is a Jacobean stately home situated in 5,000 acres of parkland in a loop of the River Bure, near the village of Blickling north of Aylsham in Norfolk, England. The mansion was built on the ruins of a Tudor building for Sir Henry Hobart from 1616 and designed by Robert Lyminge. The library at Blickling Hall contains one of the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2022

The sun had got its hat on, a perfect excuse for me to visit the walled garden at Attingham Park. I arrived in time for lunch which I enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine. After a leisurely stroll around the walled garden I took the pathway to the mile walk, another favourite location of mine [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 14th 2022

We set the alarm early so that we could get the car to Autoglass in time for its 9am appointment.  Car checked in, we made our way to the nearby retail park, purchasing a few items from The Range and checking out bedside lamps in a lighting shop. We found the perfect one but unfortunately [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 29th 2022

My afternoon walk was in Attingham Park, always a lovely place for a walk.
I enjoyed the walled garden in glorious sunshine whilst the rainclouds floated ever closer. As I left the garden the clouds started to release their watery content leading me to walk the woodland paths so I could keep relatively dry.

It was a [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 30th 2022

We enjoyed our final breakfast with a window view over the Thames, making a full set of breakfasts with window views. Before checking out, Mr C parked the car at the back of the hotel near to our room so that we could load our cases into the car easily. As we were loading the [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2022

My afternoon walk in Attingham Park was cut short by a deluge of Biblical proportions. As I set off on my walk the pathways were slightly damp and pleasant to walk upon but when the heavens opened the pathways soon turned to rivers and there were large puddles to negotiate. I sheltered under a tree [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 23rd 2022

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