I want to thank two of my blogging friends - Loi for introducing me to this garden on his blog and June who recently reminded me on her blog that it was somewhere that I wanted to visit.
Exquisite Crown Imperial Frittilary
Amateur gardener Phyllis Reiss designed this small garden in 1933 when she and her husband, Captain F.E. Reiss, bought the house. Her vision was greatly influenced by "Hidcote" and the Arts and Crafts style of garden.
White and blue Anemone blanda en masse
The house was built in the 17th century of honey coloured Ham stone, and reshaped in the early 18th century. It is rightly designated as a Grade l listed building.
Having no family of their own they had intended to leave the property to their nephew, but he was sadly killed in WWll, so in 1954 she gave the house and garden to the National Trust.
Initially the Trust let the house to tenants, including the garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse, but now it can be rented as a holiday let from the Trust.
This round window in the apex of the pediment showing a grotesque head at its centre is an intriguing design, both sides of the window can be opened.
I do have a weakness for door knockers, and this one is a fine example
This is the original 17th century part of the house