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Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Our short holiday over, time to head for home, 
but there is just one more place worth stopping for on the way -
Knightshayes, a Gothic Revival House in Devon.

The setting is beautiful, all in the woods, great place for walks.
We started our tour in the large walled Kitchen Garden.

We found this very interesting, a Japanese banana - the very small fruit itself is not really edible, 
the tree was apparently originally grown to make paper.

Beautiful autumn colours all around.

No, this is not THE house, but I just love the snail and the rabbit ūüėÄ.

This is THE house.

It is beautiful inside, but if you are thinking that I am showing lots of pictures of ceilings,
it is because they were probably my favorites.

I hope you enjoyed all three tours of old houses and their gardens.

Oh well, back to reality ...... I might get some sewing done ūüėÄ

Perhaps you might want to join us this Friday at Cheryll's for FNwF ?
I might see you there!

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  1. Wow, wow, what a place! I love the animals in the garden.

  2. Lots of treasures ! Thanks for sharing such beautiful places

  3. Wow Radka,this is just amazing ,so much history,thankyou for sharing with us xx

  4. How beautiful! I enjoyed your tour.


  5. Thank you Radka for sharing such beauty, elegance & creativity, so awe inspiring & extremely uplifting.

  6. Hello Radka,
    you can see beautiful photos, from your holiday. Can I well understand that pictures of blankets, to your favorites count and the beautiful autumnal impressions all around.

    Greetings from Germany, Klaudia

  7. Thanks Radka - lovely to see the gardens in a different season. xx

  8. Another lovely house. It's such a nice time of year to see the gardens, before all the colour has gone I love the interesting architecture of these great houses. Feel sure I was destined to be "lady of the manor" in years gone by!! (and stitch all day)

  9. So much to see indoors and out at that house. Some of the fabrics looked sumptuous.


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