Lyme Park

Map of My Mind

 

Yesterday’s sunshine provided the perfect opportunity to pay a long overdue visit to Lyme Park, a National Trust stately home in Cheshire. I’ve spent many sunny summer afternoons on picnics here, as well as many snowy ones sledging in the winter! It had been a while since I’d visited the house and gardens, and I really enjoyed wandering amongst the sweeping lawns, fountains and manicured flower beds. The house itself is likewise a grand spectacle, featuring elaborate tapestries, paintings and furnishings. My favourite room by far is the library, which is dressed in  velvet wall paper and heavy ruby coloured drapes. Squashy old armchairs and chaise longues sit patiently waiting for someone to make a home of them with the partner of one the hundreds of books lining the walls. Unfortunately, this can only be admired from afar and photographs aren’t allowed, but I can always dream…

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