We've been to a lot of National trust Properties over the years and we've been members for the last two year - it makes for a cheap day out as a family. When we were away in Wales a few weeks ago we looked on the map and decided that a visit to Llanercheron was only about 8 miles away and us adults and kids would probably enjoy it, there's only so long you can spend on the beach...
The place is fantastic, I was really impressed. I took so many pictures so the easiest way to show you would be lots of photos!
|Always a sucker for a walled garden and I love cold frames - one day I'll build some!|
|The walled garden had something really unusual I hadn't seen before - a concrete framed glasshouse|
|The reinforcing was rusting out and destroying it now but really interesting non the less, built after the war when there was a shortage of timber|
|The garden had a good amount of fruit and veg growing, some for sale in the entrance shop|
|Doorway into the next section fo garden|
|Not used to not being able to pick all the tomatoes she wants!|
|No one wanted to use the toilet!|
|Plenty of squashes|
|A really impressive herb garden with hundreds of types.|
|In the farm yard where the hay ricks would have been placed.|
|Lots for the kids to do, they were given an activity wheel at the start with different things to do around the house, garden and farm yard. Here the girls dressed up scarecrows|
|Beautiful old barns with carts in them.|
|One of the best saw pits I've seen|
|I bet some sweat has been spent in here|
|Getting the boy away from the sheep was tricky...|
|Great farm yard with all sorts of animals|
|Pink pigs - the girls were happy!|
|Working out how much milk the big house needed|
|Fake cow to milk|
|cobbled courtyard- stones fetched from the seaside|
|I'm always more interested in "downstairs" than up. This is the old main kitchen and fireplace|
|An older fireplace, used for stews and slow cooking|
|The pantry was dressed how it would have been|
|i know I don't believe in sell by dates but I might take a miss on these pickled onions which were done in 1935!|
|Excuse the bowl but this is an amazing sink for milk and cheese making, made out of one piece of slate|
|Cheese presses filled with rocks|
|Meat curing room|
|The place even had it's own brewery!|
|We picked up the children at the end of the day...|
Only joking - no way this would keep our three in!
|Produce for sale in the shop|
I've never been to a national trust place with so many animals before, everything from turkeys to horses were here and the kids loved that part. Also for there to be so much infrastructure for the manufacturer of products, basically they made everything they needed here, there was even a large changing room for all the staff who walked in from a near by village.
One of the best National Trust properties we've walked round and we'll be going again next time we're down that way, 100% recommend it!