We had planned to visit two national trust sites on the Saturday of our weekend in Somerset, though after a morning at Montacute House, we finished looking around Barrington Court at around 3pm, and figured we had just enough time to visit somewhere else! So we headed to the nearby Lytes Cary Manor…
Lytes Cary Manor is
A smaller property to the others we had visited this sunny Saturday, but definitely worth a look, the pretty gardens, croquet lawn, house and chapel were all beautiful.
We stopped off first for a much needed cup of tea, and weren’t disappointed, many National Trust sites have great cafes for grabbing a quick bite to eat, whether you want a light meal or a snack,and there are plenty of cakes as well as hot and cold drinks to choose from! As we arrived after 3pm, the visit was definitely a quick one, a lot of National Trust properties have a last-entry time, here it was 4pm, so we had a little wander through the pretty gardens, heading to the chapel, which was beautiful. We then went straight through to the house, whih, though small, was incredibly preserved and decorated throughout.
The staff were extremely knowledgeable, with one volunteer telling me all about a beautiful embroidery piece on display, begun in in the late 1800s and completed generations later using the same styles and motifs seen even today, with plenty of unicorns and mermaids!
After walking through the pretty rooms of Lytes Cary Manor we headed to the gardens, which were beautiful. There is also a croquet lawn, where a local group play, but on days they aren’t having a match you can pick up a set to borrow on site, and have a go yourself! What fun!
Overall, whilst small, we really liked Lytes Cary Manor, and it’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Check out my next post to see where we visited on the way home!
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