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: