A beautifully painted table top.
I absolutely adored this planter. The owner Val had the most incredible collection of blue and white china. Swoon!
Each room was so ornate and heavily furnished. We didn't know where to look!
It really was like a museum and the owners were most trusting letting us freely wander through the rooms.
Outside, the garden was just beautiful. I just haven't captured it well at all.
Lots of shady spots and nooks and crannies to explore.
Originally a 3 storey home, it suffered considerable fire damage in the 1890's and was restored back to 2 storeys.
Lots of interesting textures...
Funnily enough, the daughter of the owner of Dorset House bought this home with her husband in 1911 (just after our house was built) and their descendants still live there today.
These last few images were taken in an engine room of what was a pioneering cool-store for the refrigeration of export fruit. Well, we are the apple isle, aren't we?