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Thursday’s Doors, Stourhead

The Gate Keepers Cottage, Stourhead

The Gate Keepers Cottage, 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.

The Main Entry Door at Stourhead

The Main Entry Door at Stourhead Manor House

Stourhead

The Manor House at Stourhead, (Notice the Main Entrance and the Servants Entrance!)

Then there are the out buildings and these doors were some of my favorites!

The Limey Green Door at Stourhead

The Mossy Green Door at Stourhead

A Close Up of the Limey Green Door, Stourhead

A Close Up of the Mossy Green Door, Stourhead

I love that stonework too and the door defines the mossiness of it!

A Thursday Window That I Liked Too, Ha Ha

A Thursday Window That I Liked Too, Ha Ha

Another Outbuilding with Limey Green Door and Fantastic Windows

Another Outbuilding with Mossy Green Door and Fantastic Windows

Workers Cottages at Stourhead

Workers Cottages at Stourhead

Workers Cottages at Stourhead

Workers Cottages at Stourhead

The Workers Cottages at Stourhead

The Row of Workers Cottages at Stourhead

Of course the connected worker’s cottages were my very favorite! And they all had Red Doors!

The Red Cottage Doors!

The Red Cottage 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”

  1. BeckyB

    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.

    Reply
    • CadyLuck Leedy

      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!

      Reply
  2. Norm 2.0

    An awesome post. I loved the doors, the stone buildings, the grounds overall; little wonder it would be considered such a treasure 🙂

    Reply
  3. Vicky

    What a lovely place, the house and doors are so elegant, but the behind the scenes parts are also so picturesque…

    Reply
    • CadyLuck Leedy

      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!

      Reply

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