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Historic House Visits Group

The Vyne

15th September 2003
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The Start Entrance2 Entrance 2 View from the Lake The Group Brewhouse Restaurant Summerhouse Summerhouse 2 Weather Vane   
 
           Built in the early 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, the house acquired a classical portico in the mid 17th century and contains a fascinating Tudor Chapel with renaissance glass, a Palladian staircase and a wealth of old panelling and fine furniture. Also a grand piano which the general public are allowed to play.  We were fortunate to have an impromtu performance.  
This outstanding mansion offers a fascinating insight into 400 years of country house history and is set within 13 acres of attractive gardens with lakeside and woodland walks, a variety of colourful perennial and annual beds and spectacular herbaceous borders.

As you  can tell we had super weather and a very nice cup of tea al fresco.  Well worth the visit.
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