It was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century.
It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels. The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass.
There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, which can be viewed in its entirety using a touch screen 360 degree virtual tour.
All stolen from the NT website ;)
loads of these about!!
The scone which had been Nuked :( looked the part though...
and then to Killerton which was home to the Aclands....
Mr Quacks being a bit naughty! There was a bear who lived in the garden here!!
There was rain in the air so the sheep had the right idea.
Yes there really is a bear hut!!
As the rain was coming down hard I headed for a scone.... it was an ok effort. I still await a scone worthy of Mr Quacks seal of approval....