Saturday, 15 February 2014

NYMANS House & Garden - Pt 2

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!


Needled Mom said...

I love that library!! It looks like a beautiful escape from London's chaos.

Bernideen said...

That is lovey - I so enjoyed!

Vee said...

Lots of lovely photos...the rooms, though dark, are lovely. I think that I would most enjoy the library, too.

Sara said...

The library looks very inviting, and especially the way you have photographed it framed by the floral bouquet.

Lorrie said...

What a shame that no one lives there any longer, but on the other hand, it's nice to have the rooms preserved as they once were.
The library would be such a wonderful place to spend time in.

judith said...

Lovely. It is so friendly, charming and cozy. Thanks for the pist. Really do appreciate seeing all the flower arrangements in the rooms.

nikkipolani said...

That library has certainly caught my eye. A cup of tea and a cat or three and I'd be all set :-). Looking forward to more gardens!

Gracie Saylor said...

Often I think of grand houses as simply cold and grand, but this house says "home" to me...even cozy, and that library looks perfect, too :)