Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tyntesfield - Wraxhall

This has to be one of the most spectacular houses the National Trust owns. With spiralling turrets adorning the roof, ornate stone carvings and church like windows, this Gothic house has the feel of a mysterious fairytale mansion. 
Four generations of the Gibbs family called Tyntesfield home, filling it with both the splendid and the ordinary. 
Outside terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland scattered with hundreds of trees collected by the family and a glorious walled kitchen garden beyond.

The old saw mill is pictured above now houses the power system for the estate which is eco friendly.

 Strolling along the guided paths, you come across glorious little building around the estate. The stable yard at the lower part of the parkland complete with the old stalls where the horses would have been kept.
Over yonder on the outer of the woodland is the summer house and summer cottage, something out of a fairytale.
Nearer to the main house is the Chaplin`s house and lodge ( pictured below ).
The Gothic House is a truly amazing site with high Gothic steeples and elegant Gothic style windows. Inside again is very interesting for any ages with many rooms to explore including a huge games room with the most amazing snug with the fireplace.
Outside the views are stunning of Cleveland and yonder.

Gothic Windows Within The Chapel

The Chapel

The Old Saw Mill

Above and Below the Old Saw Mill

The Gallery Landing 

The Gothic House 

Looking out towards Cleveland 

the snug in the games room 

 Above is the games room to the right is the fire place snug. This house has left us with lasting memory's. The whole place is stunning. Even the tea rooms have a twist as they sit within the old barns complete with stalls to have lunch in  amazing.

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