Today we visited The Vyne which is a National Trust property in Basingstoke, Hampshire. I’m going to be talking you through our day which I greatly enjoyed, and share some photographs with you all too.
The Vyne has such incredible gardens. I thought this arrangement was pretty awesome.
The ceilings are super magnificent. I loved the colour scheme of blue, and also the blue carpets up the stairs.
I loved how prickly ivy was casually placed on old chairs in order to prevent people from sitting on them. Quite a smart way to preserve them.
I finally got the courage to play the grand piano today. Every time I go to a National Trust property I just eye the grand piano but today I was just like okay who cares lets just play it. Well, I did walk away from it once but then I went back into the room and the sweet lady kept encouraging me to play it so I did. Once I chose a music sheet (went for a Minuet) and began playing the written notes, I was a lot less scared. It helped that I couldn’t see anyone else in the room. I noticed the harp behind the piano, and then was itching to have a go on it even though I have no clue how to play it.
I think this is my favourite architecture from the house itself.
A window view of one side of the landscape that stretches on for miles!
I wasn’t really expecting this when I walked in.
This looks so cosy, and it’s the sort of environment which I imagine myself writing in.
This is the front entrance of The Vyne.
Below and above is a summer house.
I thought this was clever how the horse and stable door was painted on the side of the hut. Didn’t see any horses, but saw plenty of cows, ducks and bees.
This sign made me think of the novel The Secret Garden.
I was delighted to find out that there were many bookshops within The Vyne. I brought the two books below ’cause the covers look pretty interesting in my opinion. The title of the first book made me pick it up.
The Vyne was surrounded by massive greenery. There was an orchard, fruit and vegetable gardens, and woodlands walks through trees, and over lakes. I also got to see my favourite tree, the willow. Inside the house itself was a Chapel, amongst other intriguing objects from the past.
The Vyne is a former Tudor palace turned 17th century family home with 1500 acres of woodland and gardens, and streams. It contains five centuries of history and this can be observed by the windows and walls which contain details of historical figures such as King Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Horace Walpole of Strawberry Hill amongst other statesmen. In addition, during the war, The Vyne gave refugee to evacuated children.
Over the coming days you’ll find me posting nature photographs from today’s day out on my instagram page so feel free to follow me.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!