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A visit to Chalfield Manor Garden in early Spring


Explore Great Chalfield Manor: A Medieval Gem in Southwest England

Explore Great Chalfield Manor: A Medieval Gem in Southwest England

Spring has sprung here in the English countryside with hedges and trees growing greener with each passing day. The weather graces us with a very British mix of lovely sunshine and gentle showers, but I'm not complaining. Remember: April showers bring May flowers!

If you think I meticulously plan all my filming locations, you couldn't be further from the truth. Today, my husband had an appointment at a Bristol hospital (an old knee injury, nothing very serious), and we spontaneously decided to take a roundabout way back home and visit a place that has been on my list for a while. Oh, if only I had known we were going to be filming in such a stunning location, I'd have worn a dress!

Great Chalfield Manor is a medieval, 15th-century manor that encapsulates the spirit of English country living. Located just outside of Bradford-on-Avon, right on the edge of the Cotswolds, the manor is surrounded by fields and trees. It boasts a spectacular, 7 acres garden that is currently full of daffodils in April; apple trees in the orchards are sprouting their first green leaves, and rose bushes already have plenty of foliage. The garden is incredibly well maintained, and I'm very much looking forward to visiting again in the peak of Summer to admire it in full bloom.

The house itself embodies everything I dream about when it comes to a home - a beautiful honey gold stone exterior with prominent chimneys on Cotswold-famous stone slate roofs. We didn't have a chance to visit the inside of the house (as we had a large delivery of jars coming in the afternoon - the reality of running a business!), but it gives me even more reasons to come back here soon.

Great Chalfield Manor: Discover England's Medieval Jewel

We spent a lovely time walking and admiring The Great Chalfield Manor garden - there are beautiful views around every corner. The serenity of the place, the smell of the first green leaves and flowers, the birdsong - this garden offers a quiet respite from the chaos of the outside world. I wish we had more time to explore the pond and orchard, but I surely will be back here to do so and, of course, share it with you on the blog and my YouTube channel.

If you get a chance, I highly recommend visiting this medieval manor. If perhaps the distance is too great, you can get a glimpse of the house by watching "The Other Boleyn Girl"; some of the scenes were filmed on the property. I enjoyed the movie very much, and even more when I found out that our late Queen Elizabeth (and naturally King Charles III) are descendants of Mary Boleyn.

The house belongs to the National Trust; you can learn more about visiting it, check the opening times, etc., HERE. I recommend THIS website to learn more about the history of the house. As for parking, there is no designated car park, but there is plenty of parking available just outside the property. There is a cafe, toilets, and pushchair/wheelchair access on the premises.

Adriana x

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