Monday, 19 October 2015
A walk through Chalfield Manor
Looking through my old pictures I couldn't believe I had not made a post on Chalfield Manor.
So today I decided was the day. The first problem I encountered was I had so many pictures I couldn't make 1 post only and to choose the parts would take me a while. But I managed.
Hubby and I went to visit the Chalfield Manor this past summer, and on that day ended up just having a stroll around the gardens of the Manor, and must I say that only that was a gorgeous trip already.
The Chalfield Manor or better known as The Great Chalfield Manor is an English country house that more looks like a palace. It is found at Great Chalfield which is near Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire.
The house was built around the 1465 - 1480 for Thomas Tropenell, with an external symmetry that was very unusual for its' time. It has a parish church connected that was rebuilt by Tropenell that faces the court.
It was altered quite a bit by the architect Thomas Larkins Walker who was commissioned by the Neale family. The house was reduced, and the great hall was adapted into a farmhouse.
In the gardens there are 4 tree houses, groups of 4 clipped yews that have grown together in such a way you can walk through it.
The gardens have gone through a restoration by Alfred Parsons who made it a very sympathetic garden.
This has also been a scenery for the movies, and with no wonder.
It was used in Wives and Daughters, The Other Boleyn Girl, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Wolf Hall.
I mean just a walk, or a picnic is so beautiful and romantic that if I was a film director I would do something really cool here too.
Not only do you get to appreciate things like beautiful flowers, and how nature is just beautiful but also they have a little stable with a few horses.
If you are going for a visit you will find a cafe, a little souvenir shop and even games for kids on the grounds.
What do you think of Chalfield Manor?
Have you ever visited it?
Let me know in the comments below.