For Christmas I got a National Trust membership. It’s being a few years since I was last a member, but now looking forward to visiting new places and going back to places we have been to before.
Back in 2016 I did start to keep a note of how much we saved with the membership, but looking back over the blog, I never kept up to date with that.
As it was a nice dry day we decided to visit a property. I did consider Tyntesfield, but using the National Trust app I found a property we hadn’t visited before, and it was less than an hour away, down the M5 to Tiverton.
A great post-war garden,19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges.
Family Ticket £38.50
Total Saving £42.50
Membership cost £133.80
Cumulative saving -£91.30
Obviously we will need to visit some more places to make the membership cost effective and increase that cumulative saving.
Here are some photographs from the visit.
The rear of the house, and the entrance into the house.
Huge Christmas tree in the main room.
The huge fireplace in the front room.
In the library, sitting by the fire, playing scrabble and drinking a cup of tea.
The billards room was big enough to also have a couple of chairs which had been used for some festive reading.
Table decorations in the dining room.
The house was adorned with some beautiful ceilings.
The front of the house.
Is this the front door? Or was the front door at the back of the house?
A view of the gardens at the front of the house.
Walking through the woodlands there were some lovely trees.
The path through the grounds.
Hedges cut as dogs, though I did think they could be pigs.
A view across the grounds.
Another view of the rear of the house.
Outside the shop.
Entrance to the bookshop.