I’ve been to Charlecote Park just 1 day before the house was opened again to the public. It was a lovely day, so hubby and I walked around the parkland, admired the deer and had a look in the kitchen and stables.
Charlecote was completed in 1558 by the first Sir Thomas Lucy and it was one of the first great Elizabethan houses. Now it’s part of National Trust. The estate is situated in Warwickshire, near Stratford-upon-Avon.
The house was close, as I said, but the stables with the carriages display was opened, same as the kitchen and the laundry.
All the stables are full with beautiful carriages. From left to right: Barouche, open carriage for daytime, used in London, Brougham, closed carriage for everyday use and at night and the last one is an Wagonette Omnibus, a versatile carriage for countryside.
After the laundry, hubby and I went to see the kitchens. The Victorian kitchens are beautiful, large and airy.
After seeing the kitchens we went on a stroll near the house and we approached the deer. It was amazing to be able to get so close to them, as they are used to people.
As you can see, I was quite close to them. I stood there in silence and watched them. It was so relaxing and peaceful. There were others too, even a small kid who was admiring the animals without making any sound. It was a really beautiful experience.