Thursday, 19 June 2008

The Village of Finchingfield in Essex

Having seen Willow and I outside the tearooms in Finchingfield in the last post, I invite you to stroll with us around this beautiful village, just 30 miles from our home, and take in the lovely and quaint cottages around thie village green. Unfortunately the village pond has been emptied for maintenance work on the walls. Apart from that, it is immaculate.







Village pond drained for maintenance work


The pub where we ate lunch




See the windmill
























Cats in the window


For Sale





Roadside ditch






Can you see the duck perched on top of the roof
I guess he is missing the pond





Stepping under the arch of the ancient Almshouses
on our way into the churchyard


The Almshouses



The village Library

Walking back out under the arch to the road


There's more to come on this day out in another post

29 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Oh I love to see pictures like this. Everything so tidy and well kept....like a storybook. The windmill makes it look like Holland! And the ducks waddling across the lawn....so darling. I also like the unexpected splashes of colour, like that blue-painted house. The best of their kind, these pics...

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Charming village...I clicked on a number of the photos and just oohed and ahhhed over the window boxes. I love them and always am delighted to see the colors and combinations. They put mine to shame that's for certain!

Elizabeth said...

l'll buy the cottage that is for sale and go to the library every day.......
The ditch is so wonderfully English.
Hope you are having a great time.
Have a super weekend.

Annie said...

You know Barbara, as I stroll through this charming village, I wonder if the people who live there know how lucky they are. As I travel with various of my Brit/Euro friends, I am amazed at how normal and commonplace these villages seem. Even neighborhoods
in some cities have a charm that seems to only come from the timelessness of the place. When I saw the For Sale sign, I wanted to jump on the next plane out and become a part of the landscape of this beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

You are doing such a beautiful job of capturing what I believe is the essence of all that is 'british':
charm
grace
age
beauty
I realize that not all of England is like this, but I am LOVING all your photos and your photo journey!
Thanks for sharing,
Joanne

Kristen said...

I love the white quaint buildings...and the poor duck. The geese on "my" large pond have all left. Sad, but there is a crane that comes now and then.
beautiful nature pics as usual.

K.C. said...

Just beautiful, these pictures. Glad I came to visity tonight and take the tour... Kayce

Linda said...

You certainly do live in a lovely area of England.

la bellina mammina said...

Wow, the pics are so gorgeous! And yes, I could see the duck in the middle of the roof!
Thanks for sharing this.

Jeanne said...

Thank you for taking me on your tours
I love them.
Love Jeanne

Sara said...

I'd say Finchingfield is the definition of charming and quaint... with those thatched roofs, etc. I see by the clock on the church tower you walked around there at least 90 minutes. The facade of the Fox Inn is fascinating -- looking closely I see many different patterns - was that brick that was painted over?

I enjoyed this tour very much!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It is all so lovely. If that is a little cottage for sale, hubby and I could be quite happy there! The grass is so green I just want to walk around barefooted in it! Loved the windmill too. Thanks for sharing your pics!

Lorrie said...

What a great tour. It all looks like something out of a movie set - someday I really want to come to England.
What are the almshouses used for today?

ellen b. said...

Oh so charming! I enjoyed all the great photos! What a lovely hostess you are, Barbara!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

So pretty , that was a delightful look see !!
Thanks for showing us around!!
Have a nice weekend,
Diane

Mike said...

Doesn't it look so perfect!

Crafty Gardener said...

A real "chocolate box" village. Lovely photos.

Maddy said...

what a beautiful village, the last place I lived in England was Colchester in Essex. Beautiful part of the world.

Elizabethd said...

Lovely! I think I'd like to buy the thatched cottage!

Bethany Hissong said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and tell Willow "hi" from me!!! I hope you two are having a wonderful time!!~ xoxo Bethany

Lisa from Florida said...

Barbara, you've inspired me! I fell in live with your blog, it's so lovely. The places you visit, the things you write about and you yourself are so interesting. I've started my own blog, just today. I'm new at all this but you've set a wonderful example of how it's all done. Please come and visit me @ myrose-coloredglasses.blogspot.com. Thank you for sharing your life AND becoming an inspiration.

Maria said...

Lovely!
Thank you for the tour!

Maria said...

Hi Barbarara,
thank's for coming over to my blog! Yes, it's very hot here in Vienna, more than 30°C! And the soccer feaver...
But I had a very lazy day today...
And I enjoy blogging enormously!
Have a nice Sunday,
Maria

K.C. said...

The fact that you took the time to read and encourage me meant a great deal to me today. Really and truly... I appreaciate it so much. Came back through and was just glued to your pictures again... So, so pretty.. Kayce

Barb said...

It is like something out of a fairy tale. What a breath taking place to live. So clean, well kept up. Wow!

I alway enjoy your pictures so much. Thank you for sharing.

hugs to you,
Barb

A Woman Who is: said...

Wonderful tour. I love the thatched roofs?

By the way Misty Edwards is a worship leader at IHOP

Today we had "home church" with a few of our friends. Just a spur of the moment thing. I would love to hear more about how that is going for you?

Renee Macpherson said...

What gorgeous photos. Renee x

Jeanne said...

So very lovely my friend.
Love Jeanne

Terra Hangen said...

You photos inspire me and now I want to move to this village.