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