They have changed the entrance arrangements since I last visited which I now realise must be three years ago.
They’ve also added a large indoor café with outdoor facilities for good weather. The menu is a little restricted at the moment, but like many National Trust houses they’ll soon be pressured to produce a culinary excitement during your visit.
I took a sandwich to eat when I got there (because they used to lack basic food for visitors).
I sat in front of the house (see photo) with the full power of the sun bearing down, then realised I hadn’t prepared my head’s bald patch with sun protector, which I’d left at home!
Having endured 10 mins of overheating I wandered into the site shop and found a hat to protect me as I walked the splendid gardens.
On alighting from the shop with my purchase I discovered that the notorious British weather had changed and the skies were overcast. C’est la vie!
Later, I went to Baddesley Clinton house nearby only to find that the place had been taken over by BBC’s Antiques Roadshow!
So, I u-turned and drove to Henley-in-Arden and had a Henley made ice cream – rum and raison of course – delicious… especially as the weather had recovered and there were seats outside the manufacturers small shop.
Then back to Brum.