The walk from the car park to the house is quite pretty with benches with animal carvings
The tea room is in the house and has some lovely murals.
Well time for a cup of tea and a .... :)
These were from the garden room.
Hello.... Red Kite!
The house was designed in the Palladian style by John Carr and built in 1776. The house passed through a number of owners and by 1952 it was in a terrible state. Lord and Lady Lliffe bought it, restored it and then in 1979 left it to the National Trust. Today it is a lovely building.
Basildon Park has been used for lots of films and TV series including Pride & Prejudice (the Keira Knightly version) and Downton Abbey.
All made of shells!!
Lady Lliffe chose this for her bedroom.... good choice.
lunch was a Carrot & Coriander Soup and a cheese scone!
Nice day out shame about the awful weather!