We went to Newark Park in Ozleworth on Sunday for a few hours and saw this on the way back:
Newark Park is a National Trust property, originally built in the 1500s as a hunting lodge and greatly extended since. A Texan, Bob Parker, leased it in the 70s on condition he renovated it. He did a nice job and spent a fortune on it.
Hay was persuaded to part with £110 in order for us to become National Trust members; I had my doubts about joining a right wing party that looks after the Nob's houses for them...
Hay & House.
Wonderful view from the Hall.
View obscured by ugly window on the landing.
Saw a very nice cabin in the grounds for serving snacks.
I was rather taken by it. You can never have too many cabins. Perhaps Colin's next job...