Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Visit to Llanerchaeron

Yesterday we decided to take a trip to visit Llanerchaeron

It was built in 1795 by John Nash as a model of a self sufficient mansion

We took a trip over the Preseli Hills

We arrived and the children tumbled out of the car and ran to give a statue close inspection!

            We walked up the drive to the house

The guide held the door open

The dining room was lovely

As were the stairs!

The kitchens were interesting

What facinated me most was not the 'posh' part of the house but behind the green baize door where the staff worked.

The Butlers pantry, the housekeepers room, the servants' hall  etc...etc...
I could have shown loads of photos but have only shown a few

In this courtyard there was a laundry; dairy..for cheese and butter;brewery; salting rooms for meat and game

Heating the irons!

The diary

The Brewery

They were self-sufficient for flowers, fruit and veg and had an enormous walled garden

They still sell the vegs and fruit

The farm provided meat and poultry etc
but little remains now
apart from the empty buildings....

Lovely cobbles!!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our day
but I think
one of the highlights of the day for the children


I'm joining Nancy at Rural Thursday

and linking with Green Day at  Raindrops and Daisies


  1. Oh! I love all the ovens in the kitchen! Yes, I would have been more interested in the day-to-day activities of the staff as well. How cute to see those little ones at feeding time!

  2. Wonderful pictures. I am glad you all enjoyed the day!

  3. That part of the estate would fascinate me too. How wonderful to be fully self contained but what a huge amount of help they must have had.

  4. I'd be having a grand time there ... love these kinds of histories to enjoy. Beautiful home.

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~

  5. What a beautiful place to visit
    thanks for taking us along.

    Love the photos and I agree that the highlight
    of the day was the pigs pic!

    Have a good week


  6. Looks like a great place to visit. Have a great week!

  7. I enjoy your tours . . . seeing the children happy, running, engaged . . . and happy they were able to see the piglets!

  8. wow! what a great way to spend the day! i so enjoy your pictures! i love the stone ovens in the kitchens and heating the irons.... enjoy your evening!

  9. I know I have typed it before...but worth repeating: I love traveling with you! I think I was as excited to see the piglets as the children must have been.
    The idea of a self sufficient compound is facinating. Great pictures to tell the story of your day.

  10. I have never seen cobblestones laid in a herringbone fashion like that before, very interesting pictures.

  11. Fabulous place -- really gives you a good idea what it was like so long ago. Thanks so much for sharing at RT this week. xo

  12. Great photos! The drive through the countryside is beautiful! What an interesting glimpse into the past and a great history lesson for the kids.

  13. Wow! What an historical place ~ thanks for the tour ~ I am like your children ~ love the pig and piglet photo ~ precious ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  14. What a fascinating estate. I love the pigs, too!

  15. I love that kitchen floor! I want one like that. I also like the cobble stones. The piglets are so stinking cute!

  16. lovely place! i love the cobbles too. :)

  17. Wonderful tour indeed. Thanks for finding my blog and following me. I am following right back.

  18. How lovely to find your blog (found it from my brothers blog (Island Rustic). I am following, have added your blog to my blog list. Loved the tour, lots to study.

  19. What a neat trip - love all the pics!

  20. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  21. Interesting place to spend your day ! It seems that you had a nice day ! Thank you for sharing with us !

  22. Que lindo passeio e fotos!beijos,do Brasil,chica

  23. Oh what a wonderful trip and such beautiful pictures, my first visit here but I am now your newest follower~ Stop on over to my Blog some time I love visitors~ Hugs, Diane

  24. popped over from T's. What lovely photos! I would have enjoyed this little neat. The pig in the last was wonderful! I crochet too so will stop by again....enjoy your day.


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