It is a few weeks now since I met up with Annie for a wander around Hinton Ampner, a National Trust house just outside Petersfield (in fact it is where we were when we stumbled upon Cheesefoot Head which I wrote about last month) . I hadn’t been to the house before but Annie knew it and is a big fan of the garden, and having been once I can see why.
Whilst the walled garden was in its winter state and not yet in bloom it was clear to see the potential it had. And when we ventured around to the rear of the property the manicured lawn and sweeping view took my breath away. The gardens will be in my post tomorrow for How Does Your Garden Grow.
The property is famous for the garden and also for ghosts. At one point it was deemed to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain. This website gives a great history in the ghostly goings on: Haunted Britain
The garden though really is the main draw for me at this property so I will leave you with some photos of things on the inside and ask that you come back tomorrow for the garden pics.
The roof is currently under going a huge renovation following damage caused by ferocious winds in 2014. The work is almost done now thankfully but it has taken a huge amount of work and a team working tirelessly to fix it. Needless to say there was scaffolding surrounding the house so we couldnt get some of the shots we wanted, but it just means we need to go back, right?
This is one of the prettiest cafes I have seen, outside the house in the courtyard it was beautifully cool on a sunny day and the perfect stop for a cuppa and a piece of cake.
Window Wednesday is my weekly peep through a window