It looks like a little hamlet on approach, but it's only when you get into the space that the enormous size of the barley and wheat barns can be appreciated.
Dating from 1200 and 1250 respectively, the two main barns are vast cathedral like spaces, and they simply dwarf everything inside and out.
|A figure perched on one of the beams gives a sense of scale...and gave me the heebie jeebies.|
Then out into the walled garden - its colour somewhat muted now, at the end of summer. It's filled with apple trees, hazelnuts, medlars and grape vines, and scented plants which just have to be touched and sniffed, and their names were duly noted down for our own garden, like these two - the curry plant and cotton lavender, which I'd like to add to my growing collection of silver-leafed plants.