Yesterday we went to Greys Court in Oxfordshire it is near Henley on Thames and about an hours journey for us. The house that is there now is Tudor but there have been people living on the site for nearly 1000 years. The estate has only been owned by five families in all that time.
The house is not very big in fact it is a very homely and welcoming house, it's very easy to imagine living there. Unfortunately photography is not allowed in the house so there are no piccies I'm afraid.
In the grounds there are the remains of some of the earliest buildings, this tower
and some of the walls that used to surround the manor.
The gardens are beautiful
this is the white garden which is around the base of the tower.
this is the cherry garden, this is also grown amongst the old walls. There is a walled kitchen garden
which as you can see was stuffed to bursting. Among the things growing were these amazing applesit was very tempting to pick some, I didn't I hasten to add. If you are ever near Henley it's definitely worth a visit.
We are off to a one day event tomorrow, another early start! We are hoping for a dry day so fingers crossed.
Hope you enjoy the long weekend and that the sun shines on you.
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