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Indoor/outdoor

Indoor/outdoor living at it's prime. Stacking bifold doors open this contemporary kitchen/dining area to the tempting plunge pool on the deck just outside.

Indoor/outdoor

Indoor/outdoor living at it's prime. Stacking bifold doors open this contemporary kitchen/dining area to the tempting plunge pool on the deck just outside.

Rice pud

Grilled Lamb Cutlets with yoghurt marinade and rocket salad main image

just an example of an authentic coat of arms. your family's would look different, of course :) what a lovely piece of art this would be in your home! shown is the Byron Lord Coat of Arms Jacobs English Peerage from 1700s.

just an example of an authentic coat of arms. your family's would look different, of course :) what a lovely piece of art this would be in your home! shown is the Byron Lord Coat of Arms Jacobs English Peerage from

This is known as the Chinese Bridge - it is at Stowe School, Buckinghamshire (former house of the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos) - not far from me - and I love visiting the Capability Brown landscaped garden.

This is known as the Chinese Bridge - it is at Stowe School, Buckinghamshire (former house of the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos) - not far from me - and I love visiting the Capability Brown landscaped garden.

Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire - In the mid C17th, was owned by George Brydges, Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles II. He enlarged the house to accommodate the King & Nell Gwynne. The 3rd Duke of Chandos, a cousin, inherited the property & made many improvements. The estate was sold in 1847 to Sir John Shelley, brother of the poet & was sold to Lt. Col & Mrs Hickson in 1953 & is now in trust with their family.

The house lies in an unchanged parkland and is flanked by cedars of Lebanon, tulip trees and part of the century great lime avenue with views across water meadows to the Itchen.

Detail from the arms of Brydges, Dukes of Chandos

Detail from the arms of Brydges, Dukes of Chandos