Following on from the previous post about Scotney here is the Victorian mansion at the top of the hill.
The Hussey family had this built in 1837 and remained in their family until a few years ago when it was given to the National Trust to maintain and open to the general public. The interior of the house had been little altered until 1952 when Betty and Christopher Hussey moved in and brought it up to date. As you wander from room to room you can see that it was very much used and loved as their country home rather than just a stately manor.
These are the steps leading up to the apartments at the side of the house. It was here that Margaret Thatcher spent time during her premiership to possibly get away from the media and pressures of her work. I can't think of a better place to relax as you wander around the gardens.
I hope you've enjoyed this tour of Scotney castle and gardens with me. Tomorrow I am flying to Miami to spend a few days with my friends A and N and then off to New York.
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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!