Thursday, December 1, 2011

Just imagine....

... living in a place like this!  On my recent trip back to the UK we visited this beautiful property, Ightham Mote, a 14th Century Moted Manor House nestled amongst the hills of Sevenoaks, Kent.  You can imagine the stories this building could tell, in 1953 it's future was secured by an American saviour, Charles Henry Robinson, who had been smitten by this dream house since seeing a picture of it as a young man.  Much of the inside was closed off for the winter season but the living quarters downstairs were open and they gave a wonderful nostalgic feel as to how he lived, couldn't you just imagine reading a book by the fire with the christmas tree all decorated and old tunes on the radio?!  It certainly whisked me away to times gone by.  I'll let the pictures talk for themselves so I hope you'll enjoy this festive post now that December has joined us!

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  1. Lovely Catherine - what a beautiful house. Thank you for sharing, it was very magical x

  2. What a wonderful trip and what a beautiful house! I would like to visit the UK sometime...maybe after I after I recover from my transplant surgery

    Thanks for posting about this lovely house.

  3. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Oh how I wish I could have been there :) ~Melissa

  4. Ah, just beautiful!! I was meant to live in a place like Love the photos!!! XX

  5. Hi Catherine

    I am new to blogging seem to be a late starter but I love that it brings you to such talents as you
    your work is beautiful

    Love your blog

    Take care

  6. HOME sweet home! I love the atmosphere inside especially. I would love to sit at the desk by the window, in that last photo... I can imagine writing my book there! ;o) Beautiful...*sigh*... Thanks for taking us along, Catherine. Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

  7. What a Beautiful and Inspiring building! Thank you for sharing! I only wish we could see more of the closed off rooms! I wish I could pop over and take a tour!