Following on from the last post, there's plenty more to explore at The Vyne, from walks round the lake, and longer routes through woodland and wild garden areas, as well as a new children's play area. I didn't have the energy for all that this time, but took a short stroll and enjoyed the beautiful old fashioned roses and interesting trees.
The house from the lake.
The visitor entrance at the side is surrounded by herbaceous borders.
The house is a curious mix of styles due to it's history. There's a good summary Here which I found after being too mean to buy the guide book! Originally Tudor, it was transformed into a more classical style, but many of the rooms still have the dark panelling and heavy furniture from earlier times. These contrast with the stunning staircase hall and more feminine print room and bedrooms.
18th century tapestries
The Long Gallery would have looked the same when King Henry VIII visited.
Pretty Victorian bedroom
I had to include this because of the amazing amount of tiny hand quilting (covered with netting for protection)
Bells in the servant's area.
Finally, a look at the front,
The family chapel
And a visit to the tea room for a lovely pot of tea and piece of carrot cake.
I hope you enjoyed the tour and are still awake!
I'm off to find my jumper, it's so flippin' cold:(
Have a good week :)