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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Considering downsizing.....

 Keddlestone Hall, Derbyshire 

There comes a time in many of our lives when one considers whether it would be sensible to downsize – to move into less expansive accommodation. With that in mind we had a look at Keddlestone Hall near Derby. 

 A modest entrance .....

 Details of one of the pillars – fluted after construction

 A view over Capability Brown's garden plot 

 Two youths cavorting in a classical landscape 

 One of Michael Gove's ancestors?

 Informal dining 

The house had some attractive features but may be a little cramped for our needs, so we will probably keep looking.....

1 comment:

Susan said...

Keddleston is humungeous, isn't it?! Which is probably just as well, as the first time I visited it, a professional visit with a group of curators, I had dined on Jerusalem artichoke the night before. I'd never had them before and no one had warned me of the anti-social after effects. I spent the whole of my visit disappearing down to the staff toilet located at the end of one wing for a little discreet gastro-intestinal pressure relieving. I must have walked miles that day!