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, but with this membership I am intending to blog about the visits we do this year and the savings we made.
Lytes Cary Manor
Lytes Cary Manor is an intimate medieval manor house with a beautiful Arts and Crafts-style garden where you can imagine living. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte, where he translated the unique Niewe Herball book on herbal remedies, Lytes Cary was then lovingly restored in the 20th century by Sir Walter Jenner. The garden rooms contain a magical collection of topiary and herbaceous borders, while tranquil walks on the estate take you along the River Cary.
Current saving £231.35
One adult £12.00
Total saving £12.00
Cumulative saving £377.15
Membership cost £133.80
Net cumulative saving £243.35
I arrived at Lytes Cary Manor and parked the car. I had to park in the overflow car park, well it was Saturday, so I expected it to be quite busy.
I headed to the house and had a look around. Due to a lack of volunteers the first floor was closed, which was a pity. It didn’t take too long to look around the three rooms on the ground floor.
I then headed to the café and had some soup and a cheese scone.
There was an interesting looking wing to the house and the rooms through the windows looked nice. Approaching the door there was a sign which said it was for holiday let guests only. Could be a nice place to stay.
I then took some time walking around the gardens.
I realised I hadn’t visited a National Trust for a while now. I had a few car issues which meant days when I could have visited somewhere wasn’t possible. So this was the first property I had visited since June. I am hoping to visit some more properties before my membership runs out in December.