As long standing members of the National trust - why not visit a nearby place for a walk and a cup of tea. Our nearest NT place is at Hinton Ampner near Cheriton and that's just where we headed.
I was really delighted that everyone agreed to visit. (In the past family members have NOT been keen to vist NT places- as they were seen as not cool!) .
The gardens were beautiful , the house lovely . I envied the curtains in one of the bedrooms. ( I know that sounds weird but I do have a particular interest in fabric at the moment). In fact we decided that we loved the house and gardens and could happily live there. It would be fab for posh parties with drinkies on the terrace. If only it was for sale and we had won the lottery!
The walled gardens were a joy to walk round - even their vegetable gardens werent looking as productive as normal. Our wet weather this year has really had an effect on our all our vegetable growing. At least it's not just me that's been affected!
|View from the back of the house|
|The Little shop|
After a lovely stroll around the grounds we headed for the tea shop. Tea and cake all round in the sunshine!
A lovely way to catch up and finish the day!