Following on from my earlier post about the outside of Hughenden Manor, have a look at my photos for a sneak peak of the interior:-
My favourite room in most of the National Trust properties I visit is the library. Such envy.
|this book was a gift from Queen Victoria, not sure I would have been impressed if I received - looks rather a cumbersome read|
|stature of Disraeli looking smug|
|When I was little, after watching the Secret Garden, I really wanted a large bunch of keys which jingled when I walked, though its lucky I don't have responsibility for loads of keys as I'm notorious for losing them|
|tools for fastening buttons|
Disraeli also had many high profile mistresses (including married women) and moved in the same circles as Lord Byron- that notorious rake.
|portrait of Lord Byron|
During the Second World War, Hughenden Manor was the secret base for an intelligence operation. A team of Air Ministry staff would analyse aerial photography and plan bombing raids. The basement of the building has been done up to show how the building would have appeared during this time.
As an extra treat we stopped by the restaurant for our dinner (lunch if you're southern), the food was so tasty! I would highly recommended.
I had a lentil hot pot and my dining companions had a lamb stew- which was apparently melt-in-the-mouth. It was good hearty grub.
My pudding was an absolute highlight, pear and almond tart with cream. The pears were nicely firm and the almond gave the whole tart a marzipan flavour.