Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Vyne

In the middle of August Harriet and I went to a funeral in Basingstoke which didn't start until the middle of the afternoon, so wanted to find somewhere which would provide both entertainment and a bite to eat.  After consulting the National Trust handbook (actually "app") we ended up at The Vyne: a beautiful Tudor house with a rather incongruous Georgian facade.  The weather wasn't great and the (mostly wood panelled) interior was very dark, but here are a few pictures from the visit.

The previous two pictures are from the Georgian part of the house, and the ceiling was truly spectacular.  As is traditional at National Trust properties, it was "exit through the Gift Shop".  The only twist on this occasion was that one had to avoid being painted while doing so.