I was sat with some elderly neighbours recently – taking tea in their very attractive garden. There was something splendidly English about the tea service, perfectly placed on a tray on the small patio table. We were grouped at the end of the garden in the shady wooded area, out of the sun. Looking back a the house, I was really able to appreciate how properly how attractive their house is now and why they were so thrilled when they were able to buy it so many years ago and have never wanted to move away since. The steep pantiled roof has an almost fairy tale look about it, the chimneys are perfectly proportioned. The back door has a gabled porch over it – an unusual but very useful facility, saving the worst of the muck and mud from creeping in through the door to the kitchen. The decor in the home is just as classic – a rare example of genteel chintz with matching curtains and sofa covers. So very pretty – the perfect English country home personified!
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