National Trust: Barrington Court, Somerset
Friday is a short working day for me (Lucky! I know!) and en-route home is Barrington Court in Somerset, I had actually been the week before but hadn’t taken many images as it was slightly overcast and had Archie so couldn’t go inside. As with most National Trust properties dogs are usually allowed to walk around but some areas are off limits, always check opening times and the rules for taking dogs prior to going. As a walk and in general Barrington Court is a short and sweet experience, you can walk around the house and gardens in a morning or afternoon. There are plenty of places to have a picnic or have something to eat or drink at the lovely cafe.
The grounds are incredible, so much effort must go into keeping them. Even in winter there are many features and plants to see, as well as views of the house that wouldn’t be available if the surrounding deciduous trees had their foliage. The views span for miles and along the main road sheep are in a nice paddock, great for small children to get up close.
Barrington Court house is incredible, the detail in the woodwork throughout the house is incredible. The features are lovingly maintained and the staff very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The flow through the house works really well, the house is unfurnished but the character of each room really does make up for that. The property is in three levels, if you or someone you’re with has limited mobility you may want to ask a member of the Barrington Team to advise on the best route as there are doors that lead a different route through the house than the suggested route on the map.
I’m glad to be making use of my National Trust Membership, I believe it is great value and should be used to its full potential; being a Photographer it gives plenty of opportunity to nab some awesome shots and sharpen some skills! These images were not taken on a DSLr but on a tiny little Sony a6300 with a 16mm, f2.8 prime lens.
Thanks for looking guys!