Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wychnor Country Park and vicinity

 In our recent vacation in England, we stayed at this eighteenth century country house, Wychnor Country Park. The house and its ancillary buildings are near Lichfield, Staffs, accessed from the A38 via a 2.5 km one lane road.
 Our rooms were located on the second floor to the side of the building.
 The surrounding countryside was farmed with a variety of crops including potatoes, and this crop, wheat.
 To reach the nearby village of Alrewas we would take a 30 minute walk cross country. The walk featured several "Kissing stiles" such as the one behind Anne.
 The walk also crossed through sections of forest, part of England's National Forest.
 Alrewas featured this mill that has been converted into flats.
 The view from our living room window was spectacular.
 We overlooked some of the formal gardens.
 And, on our second day there, we could spy on wedding guests at this idyllic location,

 Alrewas had some fine old buildings as well as "take-aways".
 The Trent and Mersey canal also passes through Alrewas.
 Our bedroom was huge and well appointed.
 As was the living room.
 Queen Anne was a visitor many years ago. Perhaps she stayed in our rooms?
Lichfield and its three spired cathedral were just a few miles away by car as were our relatives, just an hour or so away.

Wychnor was an ideal place to stay.

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