The other Sunday I managed a little jaunt out to the fairly recently acquired National Trust venue Seaton Deleval Hall.
It provided a well needed distraction from my current workload.
The gardens were absolutely amazing ...
such fabulous rhododendrons (or Rodneys, as we affectionately refer to them!).
An amazing Laburnum walk ...
...pretty topiary and box hedges...
... and sparkling water feature.
The hall itself is an English baroque villa designed by Sir John Vanbrugh.
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Unfortunately the central great hall was gutted by fire in 1822, but now provides an unusual space for the arts.
It was a lovely day out and really helped recharge the old batteries!