After a relaxing morning we toured the “house” as arranged. It still needs a lot of repair work, as the housekeeper says “It’s been let to go to rack and ruin” but the present owners are gradually sorting it out and the plasterwork on the ceilings and the incredibly ornate oak panelling, beams and fire and door surrounds are well worth seeing. It is a majestic old house, and will be quite wonderful again in time! There is an old cider house in the grounds dating back at least 150 years and still in use, unfortunately (or maybe not!!) there is none for sale just now as it is the wrong time of year. We finished our tour with the chapel, which has unusually carved ancient signs of the zodiac to decorate it.
The sun has disappeared since the storm, and we were left with a very drizzly sort of day. (Apparently there was another less spectacular one last night, but I slept through it.)
We retired defeated by the weather to Wolfeton, but ventured out again at 8ish to find dinner. The Mock Turtle (again on recommendation from previous Landmarkers) proved a worthwhile choice. Lovely dinner, wine and champagne and delicious puddings. We have retired to quietly enjoy our last evening here.
We head for home again in the morning.
So it is an end to another intrepid explorers (plus friends) holiday. Why do they pass so quickly?
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