Late November visit on a bright day found the last fiery flashes of orange leaves, with a glorious selection of late afternoon sunlit effects.
The formal hedged gardens were without colour except for one Naples yellow Cosmos found with a Red Admiral butterfly. The stone eagles on the house steps are a perfect classical understated sculptural balance to the entire vista.
The sloping woodland is well managed with varieties of pine trees and shrubberies, including winter flowering yellow Mahonia.
The house garden has a giant aged sloping Cyprus tree with low hung spreading branches, and an Oak tree tall enough to be termed a 'Champion', which casts a shadow across the entire lawns. One tree was left with brilliant orange leaves only partly fallen.
The stables (now library, shop and restaurant) are a delightful architecture with inner main courtyard: grey stone, and turreted, but reflecting red in the late afternoon sunset.