Thursday’s Doors, Stourhead
Today’s Doors come from the gardens at Stourhead, a National Trust estate in Devon, UK. This summer as part of my “English Garden Tour” I again explored many fine estates and gardens, both public and private, as I toured along my path to Cornwall and then back to Sussex and Kent.
These are photos of the fabulous doors I found at Stourhead! If you would like to know more about the estate look HERE in the previous post about it!
When you arrive at Stourhead, you pass the gate keepers cottage. I loved the door, and the look of the cottage was just my style.
I can’t imagine living in the estate house with all those pictures to dust and all those rooms to clean. Of course, the owners of Stourhead didn’t have to do any of that either! They had plenty of servants, housemaids, butlers, farm workers, gardeners, and ground keepers to maintain their 2600 acre estate. But, I am glad the National Trust preserves not only the manor house, but all the out buildings as well. It gives you a proper prospective of things, although I imagine the estate cottages and out buildings are nicer today than they were back in the day!
Stourhead, of course, has the estate house and this was the door that welcomed you in! There are lots of rooms to tour here and a very interesting family history.
Then there are the out buildings and these doors were some of my favorites!
I love that stonework too and the door defines the mossiness of it!
Of course the connected worker’s cottages were my very favorite! And they all had Red Doors!
This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0! Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors? See you next week!
25 Responses to “Thursday’s Doors, Stourhead”
I love all your photos, especially those lovely green doors!
I loved that color too! It was a limey mossy green!
One of my parent’s favourite gardens . . . . lost count how many times I have visited but some of these doors are new to me. Great to see Stourhead through someone else’s eyes.
Thanks Becky! It was our first time there and it was pouring!
oh no! Well if you ever go again and it isn’t raining there are some fabulous long walks including one to the tower.
Yep I’ll be talking about the gardens tomorrow!
Now following you to make sure I don’t miss out!
Thanks Becky I’ll get over to your sight and look around as well! Are you doing “The Doors” too?
Hiya Yes but only occasionally.
Forgot to add I have 2 sites so it gets complicated sometimes!!!
Beautiful buildings as well as doors, but what I love the most are the flowers! 🙂 Great series.
The flowers in the gardens were not as nice as last year, the UK had a lot of rain in the spring and summer so the flowers were slow to get with it! But I still took over 4000 pictures!
Lovely old doors.
I spend as much time looking at doors as I do the flowers now! Thanks Sherry!
An awesome post. I loved the doors, the stone buildings, the grounds overall; little wonder it would be considered such a treasure 🙂
Norm it’s not hard to see the stuff that I like and photograph! I love old cottages and doors! Thanks for your comments!
What a lovely place, the house and doors are so elegant, but the behind the scenes parts are also so picturesque…
Thanks Vicky! I should say besides being rainy it was cold to me too this year! It’s hard to go from high 90’s and humid to rainy, and 60!
Great photos. I’m with you on the outbuildings, they have beautiful doors.
How’s your cottage coming along?
We have a new roof just this week, yayyy. That’s the biggest job done, the rest we can do ourselves, bit by bit. I must do a Thursday Doors of it sometime, when I have better photos to post. 🙂
Yes please do!
Lovely green and red doors, and interesting windows too.
Thanks for the very nice tour, photos were excellent!