Leaving Hall Place behind we arrive at Danson House which is only 10 minutes drive away.
This Georgian house was designed as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London, Danson House was completed in 1766
Sir John Boyd was a sugar merchant and Vice-Chairman of the British East India Company.
Together with the notable architect Sir Robert Taylor, Boyd created this homage to the Golden Age of Antiquity, filling it with art and sculpture from his travels. Today his home gives us a fascinating insight into fashionable Georgian life.
We begin our tour in the cellars
Lots of interesting aspects to this room with lots of mirrors
The octagonal salon with its fabulous mirrors and hand blocked wallpaper
The library, featuring a rare George England organ
The entrance hall
The magnificent oval top-lit stairway
Some museum pieces
A Chinese tea room
What you can see pouring out of the fireplace are all kinds of electrical leads giving a touch of modern life
Looking out over the parkland and lake
We finish our visit in the team room of course
this room was the original breakfast room looking out over the parkland
and out into that same parkland from where we will go to our third visit of the day about a 15 minute walk away