Monday, 5 September 2016

Montecute House-National Trust

Woke to a lovely dry morning and so headed out to a National Trust property only 15 minutes drive from us, its so lovely driving on such quiet roads. They reminded me a lot of some of the roads in Sussex, especially the minor roads that had over hanging trees making the roads look like something out of Lord of the Rings.

We took Loki for a walk around the grounds first as he obviously wasn't allowed in the house. Ruben found a tree swing!


Piper gave him a push..


The view from the  back of the house-it reminded me of Hardwick Hall. It's all built in the local stone-Ham Hill stone.


This is the front facing facade-you can just see James, Piper and Cordelia in the photo. It's very impressive to say the least.

Really love the avenue's they used to have..


Cordelia taking Loki on the swings!




Walking around the gardens. Ruben is so tall now, he's actually taller than me now :'(

Some photo's from inside..


Montecute house boasts the longest Long Gallery in England, the National Portrait Gallery have an exhibition on here so there were lots of paintings to look at. We spotted some we knew, which was cool, Ruben found some jigsaws to do..


We spotted Bess of Hardwick!


And we also found a very friendly cat...


The guide on the door told us that the house was owned by the Curzon family which incidentally owned Kedleston-which we only visited last month Kedleston Hall!

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