20 May 2013

audley end [I]

A few weeks back we visited Audley End, it's not too far from where we live and has been on our list of places to visit since way back. As well as the Jacobean house, there is the Victorian kitchen, laundry, stables, parkland, gardens and an organic kitchen garden. We took a tour of the house - it's pretty amazing, so much history involving so many people I rather lost track! The rooms span different periods and fashions, some pretty gaudy, some more refined, but all totally over-the-top bonkers. A bit like the hedge in the second and third picture here. I'll share more pictures, of the kitchen, laundry and gardens in another instalment.