My first visit to Athelhampton House and Gardens. Athelhampton House dates from 1485 when Sir William Martyn built the hall and enclosed 160 acres of Deer Park. Through successive owners the house was purchased by Alfred Cart de Lafontaine in 1891. He restored the house and created the formal gardens. For more information on the house and gardens follow this link.
The approach to the main entrance which leads into the original late medieval hall.
Part of the Great Court garden
The house from the Corona.
The spectacular Corona garden.
The lawn on the western end of the house. On the right is the dovecote.
The view from the reception building of the house.
A long view through each of the gardens to the terrace.
The view from the Corona through the Great Court garden to the Terrace.
30 November 2013
A few pictures taken during our visit to the Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair held at Athlehampton House.
I think these bright red branches are this years willow growth.
The main entrance to the house. The house was packed out with visitors to the fair.