Sunday, the first full day in Devon and we went to Arlington Court, another National Trust house and gardens. I remember visiting here many years ago with my friends Jo and Mary. It hasn’t changed much.
lovely tree lined driveway to Arlington Court
I want a lifesize wooden sheep!!
love this glass cat
I could imagine writing my blog at this desk, looking out over the park
I thought this was a rat and took the photo for my friend Clivia, who loves rats, but actually I think it has a furry tail – a ferret perhaps?
Love the dressing up box, although I think the hats were meant for smaller heads.
blurry photo in low light, but I think Mark should have a tweed cap – suits him.
there was a mouse in every room!
To the bat cave!!
Sadly these were the only bats we saw
Formal gardens leading to the walled kitchen gardens – look out for the herons holding eels in their beaks from the family coat of arms
There was a flower festival in the church…
Arlington WI’s floral display – will have to see if they have a FB page when I get home and put back on my Bath WI hat
It was quite a surprise to see this peacock sitting on a grave stone – at first thought it was a very accurate carving!
The lady in the house told us that this garden tour was marked on the staff notice board as ‘Ben’s nuts’…well!
We had lunch – I had roasted veg soup and Mark had spiced veg pie; all made with the produce from the kitchen garden.
At the next table, this lovely dog waited patiently for one of his humans to come back.
looks like this poor little sparrow is suffering from a fungal infection on his feet