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.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Paola - gorgeous pics and wonderful description! Makes the reader feel as if they are there - that's skilful writing. This really reminds me of Blickling Hall in Norfolk which I have been meaning to do a post on since last year!!!!!! If I get the chance to drive to Wiltshire - this is definitely a place I would love to spend a day exploring. Not sure if it is a National Trust property but if it is that would be great as we joined last year which means free entry! Always a bonus. Just had another look through your pictures, they really are lovely and give a really good feel to the place. Thanks for this Paola.

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    1. Hey Gilly,

      yes this is part of National Trust.
      I have also joined just a few months ago and it is soooo cool!!!

      Thanks for your beautiful comment!

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  2. Meant to say - the horse is so beautiful! Horses always look so serene in the sunshine looking out of the stable door and it always makes me feel peaceful.

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  3. That looks like a very beautiful place to visit. Would never have thought it was used as a filming location for The Other Boleyn Girl! Beautiful photos as well :)

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    1. I know, I wouldn't have thought it either!

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  4. What a pretty place! And that flower! I'll take a bouquet of those please!

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    1. Oh me too, I would love a bouquet of those!

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  5. What a gorgeous place! I would love to visit but the photos definitely made me feel like I was traveling along side you. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Such a beautiful place. There are many hidden gems in England that most people never see.Thank you for sharing. X

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    1. I am impressed that England has beauty everywhere, you just need to look for it.

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  7. The Chalfield Manor looks like a place out of a fairy tale! The flower is soo pretty! I love the color and the symmetry of it.

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  8. Looks like such a peaceful setting! Love that there are animals there as well and had no idea so many films were shot there.
    xo Chelsea
    http://chelseapearl.com

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  9. Oh it's beyond lovely! Some place to put on my bucket list I think!

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