|The beautiful wooden celling in the great hall|
|The circular entrance hall, I can just imagine flappers lounging on the sofas having a smoke|
The Courtaulds were pretty eccentric, their pet lemur was allowed to run all over the house. Eltham House looks like it was built for fabulous Gatsby-style parties.
The Courtaulds left in 1944 and Eltham was occupied by the Royal Army Education Corps. I wonder what the army thought of that gold bathtub!
|The gardens are informal, and have a romantic, pastoral charm|
|There are some MASSIVE fish in this moat|
|I can just picture cars pulling up here, dropping off guests for party, while people call to their friends from the balcony.|
There are some really good picnic spots in the gardens of Eltham, but we elected to go for afternoon tea. It was a reasonably priced deal, a pot of tea, a choice of sandwich and then two scones with jam and cream- all for about £8.00.