Large gardens woodland and paddocks

Large luxury house for sale with extensive gardens woodland and paddocks.   Formal garden   More of the grounds(romantic country house with…..) Over the years the large garden has been transformed into a mixture of formal and informal planting and is bordered by woodland and paddocks.  A solid stone wall has been built around two sides and in one corner a classic potting shed with old leaded windows and inside a Continue Reading

Romantic country house with stream and pond

ruined folly by pond

Stream and large pond set near house in country   Chapel ruined folly by the pond The big pond and the ruined chapel. This folly was built as a romantic place to entertain friends with al fresco dinner parties – there is a fireplace where a barbeque can be set up or just pile on logs and enjoy the warmth on a summer evening. In the wood part of the garden next to Continue Reading

Olympic inspiration

Blorenge mountain viewed from pony paddock

The inspiration of the Olympics 2012 in Britain Having spent the entire time of the Olympics being mesmerised, enthralled and moved by the whole event it confirmed in me how sport was so amazing as a way of uniting people in conflict in the best possible way. And didn’t Britain do a grand job – none of the military precision of the Chinese, and yet the precision with which the Continue Reading

Fashion shoots in the garden

 

Fashion shoots in the garden

There are so many interesting and varied places around the garden and we spent many creative hours capturing the atmosphere of the garden and the romance of the clothes.

Fashion shoots depicting a series of wedding dresses taken in various locations around the garden and in the meadow.

 

This wedding dress had the added clamour of a fine silk organza cape.  The dress itself has a hand painted and hand pleated bodice with a full bias skirt of delicately printed silk organza – the whole lined with silk painted in magical rainbow colours.

 

A rural idyll without being isolated

Countryside walks along old railway line with stunning views

Rural idyll with the luxury of not being isolated A walk in May Within a couple of hundred yards of the house is the most amazing walk that has been created along many miles of the route of the old industrial railway line.  A comfortable walk that has a slight incline, tarmac path and the most beautiful trees and wild flowers gracing the sides of the path.  Occasional seats are provided Continue Reading

Easter morning

Llanfoist House on Easter morning After the recent bitterly cold and wintery nights and dull grey wet days we are shown the contrasts of April with some glorious sunshine and enchanting bird song. Having been nagged to go out and have a game with Beetle, our very exuberant dog, I thought I would wander round the garden and see whether anything had been damaged by the frosty nights we have Continue Reading

Finding the Dream

Our dream was to find a house with a large garden and well away from a road. We searched for many months – scanning the advertisements in the local papers – collecting information and finally finding the advertisement and details of Llanfoist House. Estate Agent jargon omitted the condition details, what captured our imagination was the drive lined with Scots Fir trees, the conservatory and that it was a large Continue Reading