I have to say this will be another heavy pictured post. Hubby and I went to Lyme House last year on Valentine’s Day for the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice (where we both walked in our regency clothes without a jacket at 5 degrees). On a warmer day we went again to visit the house and properly see the gardens.
We started with the house. The Entrance Hall looks beautiful and grand. I was very found of the tapestry, made in the 1620s.
On one of the walls there is a squint underneath a hinged painting, quite an unusual find.
I like the ceilings with their intricate designs and a staggering amount of details. It’s amazing to see the level of craftsmanship. We are lucky the houses were well preserved and we are able to admire them after hundreds of years.
The dinning room is impressive and as beautiful as the rest of the house. The table is set for dinner like it was in 1905, a la Francaise. This means that all the food was served in the same time.
I thought it was a painting or needlework, but is a mosaic on a cooper plate made before 1812.
The next room is one of my favourite in any house we are visiting: the library. It’s so exciting to see big rooms filled with books that are hundreds of years old. I always have a look and read the names.
I usually spot history books, some on agriculture and the bible. There are also travel books that I would like to read. But, sometimes, there are also strange names like “The Natural History of British Surface-Feeding Ducks” by John Guille Millais. I had a look online and is not as old as I was expecting. It was published in 1902.
In one of the rooms there were gorgeous decorations like this one, made from wood. It looks so delicate and it has an intricate design, I love it. All the wooden decorations were different, but all had the same amount of details, they are stunning.
I was smitten with this sweet girl, her parents were taking pictures of her and asking her to do things or play with the toys found in the wing dedicated to the children. She was so pretty, I’m happy hubby was able to take a picture of her when she wasn’t looking.
This is something I didn’t see before, a water filter. I’m not sure how old it is.
At Lyme House not only the kids can enjoy special costumes, they are available for the adults too. It was busy, but next time I’ll wait, as I love dressing up 😀
It was a lovely day, so we went on a stroll through the garden. There were lots of butterflies, bees and birds singing, pure bliss.
Before heading to the car park, we went to see the hunting lodge.
It was a beautiful day out, it’s a place that I would love to visit again. Have you been to Lyme House before?