Montacute House

16 January 2013

Currently, we've had no or limited snowfall in Dorset and Somerset compared to the rest of the country and bright blue skies and sunshine have been gracing our doorsteps which is a nice treat in these Winter months. This only means one thing to me, and that's to wrap up warm and take the dog on a nice walk somewhere.

On my doorstep is a lovely place called Montacute House. It's an Elizabethan country house which is now owned by National Trust, and houses some beautiful paintings from London's National Portrait Gallery. The gardens are fabulous and extensive, and it's the perfect place for dog walking. Once you're outside the gardens, you're greeted by endless fields adorned with various livestock and this is where my dog Max becomes very happy as I let him off the lead. Montacute House itself is closed during the Winter, but from March, it awakens and there is a variety of things to see and do at the house - it has an orangery, tea rooms, a shop and lots of exhibitions.

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The old pavillion which now houses a giant chess board

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Gates to the fields

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Max looking onto the grounds

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What's in there?

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The front of the house

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If you're ever in South Somerset, I'd recommend a visit to Montacute House, whether it's to visit the house and gardens or just for a nice dog walk. It's a couple of minutes off the A303 and really easy to get to. I feel very lucky that I can walk Max in such a lovely place..it's well worth the visit, although remember to take wellies and a towel to rub the dog down..Max prides himself on getting as dirty as he can whenver we go..fabulous. 

Also, this is my first kind of outfit post..if you'd like me to do more of these and include the details of what I'm wearing, please let me know!

-Tamsin xxx

8 comments:

  1. This looks a bit like my wedding venue!- Which is also in Somerset! :-)

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  2. That looks lovely!! :) Max seemed to enjoy himself!! x

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  3. Aw this place looks lovely. Also I LOVE giant chessboards! haha xo

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  4. Gorgeous house, I love looking round places like that. You dog is so cute. x

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  5. Wow, i didn't know this was in Somerset! What a gem! I love taking my little dog for walks in new and interesting places, (the same old walk every day can get rather dull...)

    Please do, do more outfit posts! I love seeing different styles and from your coat and wellies in this post i think i'd like your other outfits too!

    Hannah xx
    Bella and Roscoe

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  6. Love this! Miss walks around Stourhead and Tyntesfield house nr Bristol now I'm up North. This style of post is lovely
    Eleanor xx
    Coffeewithcroissants.blogspot.com

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  7. Oooh wowza, I've never been here - lovely snaps! I do hope we get snow tomorrow.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  8. What a beautiful place! I can imagine a lot of people get married here, so gorgeous xxx

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