Don't miss my last post, if you did not see it, of the beautiful formal gardens.
The house with it's dramatic architecture - part Regency and part pseudo- Medieval, is not lived in any more. It is owned by The national Trust has an interesting history.
It was owned and lived in by the Messel family through 4 generations.
Ludwig and Anne Messel moved to London from Germany in the middle of the 19th century.
Ludwig was a successful Banker and needed a place to escape the chaos of London.
His legacy was a passion for gardening and is enjoyed by many visitors today.
The library was the favourite room of Anne, Countess of Ross and the room remains exactly as she left it.
The house is part ruins now following a fire in 1947.
We will be having lunch now after which I have another garden to take you to which is only 20 minutes drive away and certainly a garden with a difference!