We arrived at Charlecote Park, a rather beautiful and imposing 16th century country house surrounded by deer parkland and on the banks of the river Avon, managed by the National Trust, read more here or visit the National Trust page here. It was eyewateringly cold, but the skies were blue!
The gatehouse is more than impressive
So is the main house, which was closed, I didn't check the website carefully enough before we set off!
Never mind, we came for a walk and a meal so were not disappointed!
The kitchens and other ancillary areas were open though, so we nosed around there instead
The old range was very impressive
As was the other fireplace in the kitchen
Lots of lovely old kitchenware, and some mighty fine wooden kitchen cabinets
We soon found the cafe, and shared a home made sausage roll and a hot goat's cheese and grilled veg sandwich.
Outside, wandering around, we found this little building made of old parts of the main house, with panelled walls and stained glass windows.
I peered through the window to take this photo
The herds of deer were roaming around, William Shakespeare was caught poaching in these grounds as a boy!
We headed to the coach house and had a peek at the Victorian coaches
Even though we couldn't go in, there was enough to admire on the outside of the house
We approached the gatehouse again, from the other side, and left chilly Charlecote
There's not really much to say about my very uninspiring, yet warm, outfit today, other than you may recognise my Fatface boots, purchased from ebay. I'm also wearing, Primark jeggings £1 from a charity shop, and my trusty Primark very old parka!