Hi everyone, is this weather for real? As we have visitors from afar, we thought we'd take them to The Vyne, a 16th century country house just outside of Basingstoke.
Thankfully we were inside when it rained, but we can't let the weather get us down!
I love history and so these historical homes in England really satisfy my interest in both the exterior architecture and interior design.
The house was built for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain. The classical portico was added in 1654
The Vyne belonged to Horace Walpole's close friend, John Chaloner Chute, who designed the palladian staircase
A beautiful mirror and console table - nothing we do in interior design today is really new... it's all inspired by the past
A close up of the above antique light which is just exquisite!
I love this room, it's panelled wood, very minimalist and dark without the floor lamp, but it has a real sense of history
All set for afternoon tea...
A sparse but comfortable bedroom
The walls of the bedroom were full of these beautifully executed watercolours - when I asked, I was told they were painted by three sisters who resided in the house.
the bathroom just off the single bedroom
The gardens are beautifully laid out and despite the incessant rain we've had lately, the flowers are in full bloom
A place for quiet contemplation overlooking the lake
It's nearly weekend again...