Arlington Court

Today was a beautiful spring day. I must admit it was quite a shock to the system to see such a lovely clear blue sky and glorious sunshine. It was still pretty chilly, but any sunshine must be an improvement on the recent weather we’ve had surely? Roll on more sunshine and warmer temperatures!

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Today we drove to Devon to visit Arlington Court. I love visiting old country houses and castles so I’m always up for exploring another one!Arlington Court carriage

Arlington Court doorI adored the ornate drawing room with the beautiful mirror and chandeliers. I’m a bit of a magpie so am naturally drawn to anything shiny and pretty!Arlington CourtThe family who used to live here were big fans of ships so there were lots of beautiful ship models scattered on every spare corner or ledge throughout the house.

Arlington Court

Arlington Court ship

Arlington CourtArlington Court booksArlington Court clockIt was such a beautiful day so we had a very enjoyable stroll around the gardens. I really miss not having a garden back in Manchester (not many 10th floor apartments tend to come with a garden!) so I’ll take any excuse to revel in some green outdoor space! It was lovely to feel the warmth of the sun on your skin – something I haven’t felt for far too long.Arlington Court lake

Arlington Court garden

Arlington Court gardenArlington Court is also the home to the National Trust’s Carriage Museum which is housed in the old stables. This one was my favourite…I thought it looked so elegant!

Arlington Court carriage Arlington Court carriage

After some yummy cakes in the tea rooms we headed on our way back home. I would definitely recommend a visit if you’re in the area!
Arlington Court stables

Arlington Court

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