I visited today a lovely National Trust property just outside Tiverton in Devon.
This is a Victorian estate and house given to the trust in 1976.
The house is a richly decorated and designed by William Burges. (Annoyingly as usual, no photos allowed!)
This is the stable block, and is designed to match the house.
The house was built from money from a rich textile entrepreneur – John Heathcote. He had the largest lace making business in the world at that time.
The gardens are spectacular too, with a fully working walled garden.
If you like Victorian estates like this, why not buy a copy of my novel “Love Engineered”. Set in the Victorian period, it has it’s very own Devon estate, similar to this one.
Love Engineered is released on 31st March and can be purchased from my publishers website: www.escapewithabook.com