Chota

Chota

Sunday, 3 July 2016

{sissinghurst}



Last weekend I visited Sissinghurst Castle with my cousins, to celebrate my cousin's birthday. It has loads of history, but it was the likes of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson who made it what it is today. They bought it derelict and in need of lots of love, and turned it into a mini-village where they lived with their family. Each property on the grounds serving different functions from Vita's study in the tower, to the kitchen occupying another area, to the living room/library in an old barn, to the oast houses which stand proudly...
Their love of gardens also means that the grounds are simply stunning to wander. It was rose season, but I'm sure at any time of year, it's a stunning spot.
{oast houses}



{part of the old castle}


{the tower (where Vita's study is)}
{Vita's study}




{library}

{library with portrait of Vita peering out}




 The tower is closed when there is bad weather, particularly lightening. We were lucky, as we climbed up right before we were told we had to head down...& it remained closed for the rest of the day. Stunning views!
{views from the tower}




 The gardens are simply delightful to wander in...






{Harold Nicholson's study--that's a view to inspire!}







From the house there is a beautiful countryside walk... we managed to time it perfectly, as the sun shone right when we began our walk!




xo,
L

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