Arlington Court

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.

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lovely tree lined driveway to Arlington Court

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I want a lifesize wooden sheep!!

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love this glass cat

 

 

 

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great feet!

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I could imagine writing my blog at this desk, looking out over the park

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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?

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Love the dressing up box, although I think the hats were meant for smaller heads.

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blurry photo in low light, but I think Mark should have a tweed cap – suits him.

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there was a mouse in every room!

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To the bat cave!!

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Sadly these were the only bats we saw

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Formal gardens leading to the walled kitchen gardens – look out for the herons holding eels in their beaks from the family coat of arms

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There was a flower festival in the church…

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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

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It was quite a surprise to see this peacock sitting on a grave stone – at first thought it was a very accurate carving!

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The lady in the house told us that this garden tour was marked on the staff notice board as ‘Ben’s nuts’…well!

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We had lunch – I had roasted veg soup and Mark had spiced veg pie; all made with the produce from the kitchen garden.

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At the next table, this lovely dog waited patiently for one of his humans to come back.

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looks like this poor little sparrow is suffering from a fungal infection on his feet

 

 

 

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