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Visit to Barrington Court

On Monday afternoon, grabbing a sunny few hours, we decided to visit Barrington Court, which is a National Trust house not far from us here.

On approaching the house there was a meadow full of sorrel and other wild flowers.

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Neil was pleased to see that in a wild spot of the grounds there were several bee hives.

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The house is empty of furniture at the moment but in June and July the BBC will be filming here, so they will be kitting it out with their own props.  They will be filming “Wolf Hall” which is the story of Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII’s time.  Damien Lewis ( who was in Homeland) will be playing Henry VIII.  Other actors appearing will be Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones).  We were told that Barrington Court will be doubling up for Hampton Court, where unfortunately they cannot film.  They will be using some of the grand rooms with their large fireplaces.

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There were fabulous tiles in the bathrooms, although I don’t expect they will be filming there.

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I hope they use the gardens too as they were lovely.  This picture was taken in the “White garden”.

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I love this little statue in the kitchen garden.

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The flower borders were lovely too.

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I really like the roses by the old stables.

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And the gorgeous Wisteria, one of my favourite flowers:-

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If you want to visit Barrington Court yourself, use our B&B as a base.  Quite a few vacancies now for June.

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Anniversary outing to Barrington Court

 On Monday 18th June it was our 18th wedding anniversary.  18 years on the 18th!! So we decided to take ourselves out somewhere rather than just work all day long.  We visited Barrington Court which is a National Trust house quite close by, only about 12 miles away.

Barrington Court

Barrington Court was the house the National Trust every acquired, and due to the extensive renovations required, it was almost the last!! Unfortunatley is now stands empty except for the moment for an exhibition by Anthony Gormley called  “Field for the British Isles” and comprising literally thousands of tiny clay figures.  We are told that “although each figure is unique, the entire mass suggests past and future generatons and reflects humanity as a whole”!!  So now you know!! We weren’t allowed to photograph them so sorry no photo of these funny little figures.

 Anyway we spent most of our time touring the gardens.  There was a fabulous walled vegetable garden, I am very jealous, wouldn’t I just love a walled garden?

There were also some lovely flower borders:-

Sweet williams in one of the borders

And in the following border were gorgeous peonies, my favourite flowers:- 

  In one area we came across a little bridge like a Japanese bridge, which I had to pose on of course:-

me on the little bridge

There was also some lovely stone work by one of the bridges.  How ornate they used to make things even a bridge! 

Stone bridge

Anyway we were lucky as the sun shone for us as we wandered around.  We stopped there for some lunch before heading back home.  It’s lovely visiting some of these historic old houses and we are fortunate to have this one so close by. 

Statue in the “White Garden”

Want to visit Barrington Court yourself? then stay at our B&B. visit www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

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