After a awful British summer we have been blessed with a Indian summer, ok it’s only lasted over a week now, but I’m not complaining. With beautiful warm sunshine, I’ve been lucky enough to be off work to enjoy it. And I’ve taken full advantage of not being cooped up indoors, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than a walk around one of Britain’s beautiful homes with its truly stunning gardens.
Arley hall has been home to the Ashbrook family for more than 550 years and what a home it is, walking along the drive feels like you are being transported back in time.
We visited mid week and luckily weren’t met by big crowds, in fact the grounds were so large we almost didn’t see anyone all day ( which allowed me to prance around the grounds as if I was the lady of the home, I watch too much Downton Abbey ).
Due to the fact that this is still a home we weren’t allowed to photograph inside but just to let you know it was absolutely stunning and filled with period furniture. And the staff were incredibly friendly and more then willing to share their knowledge with you.
How adorable is Jamie? I mean look at him, I’m a very lucky girl indeed!
The gardens were absolutely stunning, the grounds are split into several small gardens including a kitchen garden, fish garden and walled garden. As I walked around I remembered watching the secret garden as a child and spent the afternoon looking for hidden gates.
There was so much colour and wildlife out, it’s hard to believe that it is October