Wednesday, 27 April 2011

# 64 Weekend outing to Devon and Cornwall

It felt good coming home on Monday evening after 2 great but very tiring days away. We planned our mini Easter break over a month ago to take advantage of the £29 per room offer from Premier Inn.

On Easter Sunday morning we went to Devon and visited Greenway, the holiday home of Agatha Christie and her family and then it was on to Saltram in the afternoon.

Then on Monday we visited Cotehele and Lanhydrock, both in Cornwall.

We loved all 4 houses but especially the last 2, there was so much to see and explore. At Cotehele they had a display of swords and other similar weapons that people could hold to see how heavy they were. A. loved that, the first sword he held weighed an impressive 6kg!

Also, because the weather's been so warm lately the gardens were looking gorgeous, with so much variety of flowers and colour.

As usual I took lots of photos, over 600 in fact and below there's a very small selection for you. There's more on my Flickr album if you'd like to have a look.


Greenway

View from the house

The boathouse. The plot in Dead Man's Folly published in 1956 and featuring Hercule Poirot takes place both in the house and in the boathouse.

The boathouse

In the garden

Saltram

Back of the house.

The library.

In the gardens.

Cotehele

Inside the house
 
The gatehouse at Lanhydrock.

The formal garden.

Bluebells in the woods at Lanhydrock.
 
One of the many rooms open to the public.




 Paula