Taking advantage of our home educator’s membership before it expires at the end of the month and the sunshine, we decided upon a trip to Mottisfont, initially a 13th Century Priory. The house today gives an insight into the people who lived at Mottisfont over the past 800 years from Monks through to 20th century society hostess and guests.

Beautiful gardens with ancient trees, flowers, streams, bridges, paths really made for a lovely outdoor setting  for sunny exploration and play.

Watching the Trout

The Spring

The House was full of Artistic talent and surprises including a Lowry! Although, honestly there were many more paintings that we enjoyed and most definitely preferred.

Rex Whistler’s Trompe l’oiel drawing room. An extraordinary optical illusion.
A glimpse of the original walls exposed 

We realised that we weren’t that far from Stone Henge so after ice-creams and with the sun still shining back in the red bus….

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