Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Scotney Castle, House and Garden

In case anyone is pining for some more English scenes, here we go.

On a day out last Summer we visited Rudyard Kiplings place and Bodiam Castle and then on the way home called in at Scotney. The first two I posted on but never got around to posting on the third, Scotney Castle.

Scotney Castle was home to the Hussey family and in 1835 Edward Hussey III took the picturesque style as inspiration and commisioned the building of a new country house in the Elizabethan style.

The gardens are designed around the ruins of a 14th century moated castle so here we see the house, the ruins and gardens and the 18th century Scotney Castle.























The following 3 pictures are scanned from a previous visit a few years ago because on this visit there was scafolding all around this 18th century castle which was being refurbished.









18 comments:

Drottning M said...

how lovely, wonderful photos!!!


many greetings from me (in Nynäshamn in Sweden!

Willow said...

What a fun visit! I love old castles!

Vee said...

Beautiful photography as always, Barbara. What a lot of thought and creativity go into the making of a beautiful home with such a wonderful garden, including ponds, paths, and peek-through gates. It's great fun to see what was accomplished here. Do you have a favorite English home that you've visited? That's probably an unfair question.

bennie and patsy said...

Wish I could have been there.
Patsy

The Norwegian said...

This is so wonderful for an Anglophile like myself! I just love knowing all this is out there.
Thank you!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I would love to go and stay there for about a week and just wander around. I'd write, draw, take pictures and rest. It looks like a place that has hundreds of stories. You take the greatest pictures. I love them.

Sara said...

Thank you for the English scenes! That second photo is my favorite.

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Oh, what lovely photos!It would be so hard to decide my favorite--what special memories!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Knitting Mania said...

First of all your header is so gorgeous...all those roses...WOW!

Second, I always love and enjoy your trips and the fact that you share them with all of us!

Lovely....

Linda said...

Yet another fabulous residence in England.

Andrea said...

Fascinating and beautiful! The pictures of the castle could belong in a storybook! Thank you for sharing.

Andrea

Sharon said...

Been too long since I have visited!Lovely photos and perfect for this Anglophile!Blessings~Sharon

Elizabethd said...

Oh that white wisteria! It looks wonderful.

Schotzy said...

I am completely mesmerized! To actually be there and see it with my own eyes,...I can only dream!

a woman who is said...

I love your English gardens, but I also adore your stone work on these wonderful old castles and homes. Amazing!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Thank you! I was having English castle withdrawls......

Sue said...

Lovely to see Scotney again - DH and I visited it when we were courting. I have very fond memories of this lovely place.

Barbara said...

I guess the Spring gardens at Scotney Castle must look beautiful too. I love old buildings and I am glad you are taking us with you to these sightseeing-tours!