Killerton House

Our daytime excursion on Tuesday was to Killerton House, a National Trust property near to Exeter.

This house, and the parkland and estate surrounding it, has a colorful history that dates back centuries, all of which can be read more easily than I can explain.

Suffice to say that we loved the chapel, thoroughly enjoyed the home and garden, and found ourselves in a proper British rain — gentle, able to be held at bay by umbrellas and rain slickers, and truly atmospheric.

My lunch today was a ham and cheese sandwich, and Killerton Mess (with farm-raised berries).  I was in heaven.

The manor house has a music room, and open invitations to play the organ and the Bechstein grand piano.  I played both.  Peter Yardley-Jones, our organist, spent some time at the parlor organ.

The garden was stunning:

So were the grounds:

 

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