See the bluebells in all their glory RIGHT NOW in the bluebells woods in Nuffield Place.
Knowing that it is bluebell season we were determined to have a day out to see them, trawling through the NT website to look for recommended venues, we see delighted that Nuffield Place was suggested and not very far from where we live.
Last Sunday was a typical spring day, bright and sunny but very cold when the sun went in, so undetered we wrapped up warm and off we went. We have been before but last time it was at the end of the summer so we were hoping to see something different.
As it was sunny we thought we do the grounds first, so we walked through the gardens and into the small woodland beyond.
The sight of the bluebells was stunning as we seem to have picked the best moment with all the bluebells in flower and none of them had gone over yet. Further on slightly we could see the woodland beyond the fence which was even more delightful filled with bluebells as far as you can see.
It was such a treat to see as you always know that with a couple of weeks all this will be gone.
Back towards the house and the gardens were starting to bloom with just a few plants taking centre stage.
We decided to look around the house especially as it was getting a little chilly. The house itself is a fairly modest house (if quite grand) but does retain its 1950’s/1960’s charm. Its vintage pieces are such a draw as it is one of my favourite styles.
I always look at beautifully laid out tables with their cake stands and lace table cloths to imagine the bygone lifestyle.
The house was home to William Morris and his wife, he was famous for starting Morris Garages MG cars, which went on to create the iconic MG range as well as the Morris Minor, the Wolsey and other cars which are truly classic today. Therefore the house does have quite a masculine feel to it. One highlight is the cupboard in his bedroom which has a vice, woodworking kit and many bits where he could ‘tinker’ at night when he couldn’t sleep.
Other items on display include his and her robes as he was a peer of the realm
and delightful vintage bits I remember my grandparents having
It was a lovely day out, a tribute to one of the greats of the car manufacturing industry….well worth a visit.