Croome Court NT

Saturday 10th Feb 2018

Today we chose to ignore the fact it was very cold, 5 degrees C and raining, to visit Croome Court SE of Worcester.

We hadn’t appreciated that the house wasn’t near the car park and visitors centre and it was about 3/4 of a mile along the winding path past the church, ice house and rotunda to the main house, no distance at all in the normal scheme of things but not too pleasant when the weather was distinctly miserable.

Croome Court was the family home of theEarls of Coventry, it was inherited in 1751 by the 6th Earl and he employed contemporary designers, architects and crafts people including Capability Brown and Robert Adam, to transform the house and gardens.

However by the 1930’s like many of these families the money and resources to maintain the property had run out, it then went through a series of owners until being taken over by the National Trust.

When we emerged from the house, which is slowly being restored, the rain had almost stopped and we headed back to the car park where we let Layla out of the car, put her on her lead and shared a vege pasty with her outside the cafe, we then went for a long walk around the grounds.

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