The house is quite impressive, with a large collection of antiques, fine art, and modern conveniences. Let's take a look.
The art collection is quite extensive, even including two large rooms strictly devoted to works of art. But items are found all over the house, in bedrooms and studies, bathrooms and libraries.
|Neptune near the front door|
|Painting with antiques|
|Helmet and swords in the front hall|
|Fireplace with fancy ceiling above|
|Even the wall lights are works of art!|
|Gallery of paintings|
|Other objects d'art|
The house is not just a museum. Clearly many people lived there and many more could be accomodated.
|One of several bedrooms|
|The small library|
|Gothic arch vanity!|
|A discreet toilet|
|Master bath (with tub book holder!)|
Jacob loved all the windy stairs in the house.
|Jacob can't be bothered to turn around|
|A smaller winding staircase|
I loved the massive library, which includes a small wheel-barrow used for carting books to your bedroom if you want to check an atlas or an encyclopedia at night. That's my kind of luxury.
|The trick to having infinite bookshelves|
Many clocks adorn the house (apparently Lord Fairhaven loved punctuality). Another neat gizmo was this ceiling light with its clever use of mirrors.
|Light reflected out of the lamp|
The dining room is the last stop of the house tour. It is the oldest room in the house and definitely reminds the visitor of the monastic origin of Anglesey Abbey.
|Medieval dining area|
After visiting the house, we went on to explore the gardens and the Lode Mill, but those are items for another post.