A visit to the National Trust property A La Ronde which is just outside Exmouth.
A La Ronde is a unique sixteen sided house that was built in the late 18th century. It was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a European grand tour. The house contains many mementoes of their tour.
The view across the flower borders to Dawlish Warren and the Devon coast.
In the top of the house is a shell encrusted gallery. This is very fragile and can only be viewed via closed circuit television.
The view from one of the upstairs rooms across Exmouth towards Dawlish Warren.
From the gardens a view across the Exe towards Starcross.
A couple of new pictures
A much brighter day than our last visit. The house is undergoing maintenance.
The former stables which is now the visitor centre and gift shop.
A return visit for us on a fine summers day. We have never walked around the grassland area of this property so here are a few pictures from the meadow area.
A month ago this would have been a place to avoid for hayfever sufferers. Not too bad today.
There were several points of interest scattered around the grounds which made for an interesting explorers trail for children.
Cones on the big cedar tree. These were oozing a sticky resin.
Amazingly bright coloured berries on a young wayfaring tree.
The view from an upstairs window across the Exe estuary to Dawlish Warren.