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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Lanhydrock NT + #chicandstylish #LINKUP


Morning lovelies.
Glad you could stop by today - please do read further and join the #chicandstylish #LINKUP with a blog post or three!


Last weekend I had a little break in Cornwall.  We took my mum to see her brother and have a couple of nights in the fabulous Pencubitt House, which is situated in Liskeard.  Arriving after a journey lasting roughly 7 hours (yer … I know a long journey) which included stopping for lunch, I had well and truly earned the G & T that was waiting for me!

Pat and Julie, the hotel owners, greeted us like we had been friends for a long time.  They made us feel very welcome too, nothing was too much trouble.  The setting is so quiet and relaxed, with views across the valley of green fields, distant farm houses and grazing cows.  Sitting in the lounge was just so peaceful, giving me time appreciate the chat & relish the alcoholic refreshment - basically just relax and unwind!

After a meal with my uncle on Friday night,  Saturday arrived rather quickly hindered by the fact I was, how shall I put it, a little greedy with my drinks, so I wasn't on top form!  After a light breakfast and plenty of water we made our way to visit a local National Trust house, and I'm pleased to say my demeanour improved profusely.

Lanhydrock is an impressive Victorian Country House, with extensive gardens and woodland estate.
With 50 rooms to explore and gardens to examine you'll be occupied for hours.  Along with this there are plenty of other activities to involve yourself in, like enjoying lunch in either the servants' hall or a traditional Cornish cream tea in the converted stables.  Young explorers can have fun in the adventure play area, cycle the grounds, fly kites or climb trees.  There's something for everyone, & I commend the estate for having a buggy service from the car park to the house, as well as having wheelchairs and motorised scooter to borrow!  This was invaluable for my mum who has difficulty walking long distances.
So pleased to finally take a tour around this grand home, having followed them on IG for a while now and being so local it seemed the obvious choice for our day out on Saturday.


Here's some of the gardens we admired.



Here's some photos from inside the house.


This kitchen 'oven' was certainly to be admired! But I can't imagine how hot it must have been in the kitchen with this huge fire burning.


Above you can see the Dairy, this was a room for storage of cold puddings and dairy products.  The Slate runnels and central marble slab would have been flooded with piped spring water from the surrounding hills - meaning puddings could be made and stored well in advance of being needed.  An old-fashioned walk-in fridge, and quite the opposite of the aforementioned oven!!!


The servery - complete with servant dressed in traditional attire.


Just having the obligatory Cornish Cream Tea, which was delicious, well after all the walking I'd done it would have been rude not to!


My love of birds was heightened by the little robin who'd decided to take a bath in the dog water bowl, it was oblivious of anyone around, almost indignant that we'd interrupted it's ablutions!

Returning to the Pencubitt for a lovely three course meal completed a wonderful day - especially after visiting a stately home - something I've not had the pleasure of doing for many years!
Monday morning arrived and after a filling Cornish breakfast, it was time to return home.  Really pleased it took less time to drive home, cose there's nothing worse than coming home from a wonderful break or holiday is there!! Well actually there is … if it's also raining on the journey!

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Now it's #linkup time,


Thanks to everyone who joined me on the #linkup last week, so many blog posts to savour and enjoy.
Here's last weeks favourite.
Meet Amy who you can find over on Amy's Creative Pursuits. I was so drawn to her romantic maxi dress because of the colour and pattern, bold but still very sultry.  Just basically a wonderful outfit, finished off with her cute hat and 'must have' basket bag.  Amy, you're getting me in the need for a shopping spree for a chiffon beauty like yours!


Now let's start linking up.
Here are so guidelines.
Please follow your host of Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up all your fashion and beauty posts below.
We all like compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting two or three blogs.
Also please include a link back to Mummabstylish blog page.
You could also share the love on social media.







Great you stopped by, looking forward to seeing your post's too.
See you Monday, when I'll be celebrating another, yes another family birthday!

Bye for now. X




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  1. I've wanted to visit Cornwall for some time now. But my, that Robin shot is fabulous!
    Laurie xx

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    1. It was fun Laurie, and Pencubitt house was fabulous. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Hun. x

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    2. Thanks for joining the #chicandstylish #linkup x

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  2. I love a day out at places like that! Cotehele House in Cornwall is another good one to visit if you haven't already. I am putting Lanhydrock on my list!

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    1. I'll have to remember that one Gail, we had a really lovely time and was pleased that my mum could join us. x Thanks for joining the linkup x

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  3. Lovely pics Jacqui. I went there 4 years ago with our visiting American family and they all loved it and so did I. Loved the bathing robin!
    Hugs, x.

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    1. Oh glad you had a fab time there Mary, and so pleased you stopped by and joined the #linkup today. x

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  4. What a wonderful day out, just my type of thing. I love history, pretty gardens and houses. Thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today and joining the #linkup today. Much appreciate your support. x

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  5. Oh what a wonderful post. thank you Jacqui for this very nice trip. This bird is sooo cute :)
    XO Tina

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    1. Thanks so much Tina, I appreciate you stopping by and joining the #linkup. x

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  6. Jacqui, what a lovely day’s outing! The gardens look so beautiful. I think I could sit there all day and ponder life! And then, of course, enjoy some tea after. Thanks for sharing!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Many thanks Shelbee. I did have a wonderful time there Shelbee. Thanks too for joining the #linkup today. x

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  7. What an amazing place to visit! Love the robin!

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    1. Thanks so much Pam, glad you could join me on the link up today. x

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  8. I'm ready to book my stay! The grounds look lovely and the restaurant - oh my!!! Looks like so much fun in such a lovely setting!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Winner! Glad you like the place, it was wonderful. Thank you for joining me on the linkup today too. x

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  9. Looks like such a lovely place, even lovelier with you there!

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by and joining the linkup today Andrea. xx

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  10. What a fun trip, Jacqui!! Those gardens are incredible...it's like traveling back in time!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. They really were wonderful to see. Thanks for stopping by Jodie. Thanks too for joining the linkup x

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  11. what a stunning place, love it.

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    1. Thanks Linda, and glad you could join there #chicandstylish #linkup too. x

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  12. Wow! What an amazing place, Jacqui! Those gardens are so beautiful and that little robin is just adorable. XXX

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    1. Thank you so much Sasha. Thanks for joining me today. x

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  13. Awww, thanks so much for the feature! You're so sweet! That place looks amazing! I especially love the gardens!

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks too for stopping by and joining the linkup. x

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  14. Now I feel even more homesick.

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    1. Aww so sorry Nancy. How long until you're back again? Maybe a meet up? Thanks for joining the linkup too Hun. x

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  15. Looks like such a beautiful place and a fun day! I would love to visit some day!

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    1. It would be worth the visit Suzanne. Thank you for stopping by and joining the linkup x

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  16. What a fun getaway!! These photos are so fun, and those gardens are beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. It was great to get away Elsie, very spoilt indeed. Thanks for stopping by and joining the linkup today x

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  17. What beautiful gardens Jacqui! What a fun place to visit, I love the tea and it sounds like something I would love too.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Jessica, thanks so much for stopping by and joining the #linkup. x

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  18. Wow! This is absolutely stunning! Would love to visit one day!

    Liz
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your support. x

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  19. How neat! The oven and dairy are so interesting! What ingenuity!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura. Kind comments. x Thanks for joining the #linkup

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  20. Cornwall is on our list...looks like a lovely place....xxx

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    1. It's a place you must visit for sure Hilda. Many thanks for joining the #linkup today. x

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  21. Such a beautiful place, with so much charm xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much Sheela, and thanks for joining the #linkup too. x

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  22. What a fun place to visit! Fabulous post!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments and for joining the #linkup too. x

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  23. Wow! The Lanhydrock looks just lovely. I love the gardens and that robin in the dog water bowl is such a sight. I've never seen that before, but that is one smart bird! :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you Carrie, kind words and thank you for joining the #linkup too. x

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  24. This is a lovely post Jacqui. I used to be a NT member when the girls were young. I've never been there but the NT do these places so well don't they.

    https://www.muttonstyle.com

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    1. Thanks for joining me today on the #chicandstylish #linkup I loved visiting this home it was well worth it. x

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  25. What a beautiful place to stay! The gardens are so lovely and I adored the photo of the sweet robin.

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    1. Thanks Jennie, very kind words and I appreciate you joining the #linkup x

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  26. What a stunning place Jacqui, great photos. Also, I too featured Ay last Thursday cause I loved her maxi+hat look!

    The first Sunday of each month I co-host a linkup with Chrissy and Kellyann so please join this month’s “The Sunday Showcase” (linked below) and welcome by each Thursday for my style linkup. Thanks and Happy June, Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-sunday-showcase-linkup-june-2018.html


    P.S. Would you like to co-host my Thursday linkup with me soon, this Summer?! Let me know, thanks. =)

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    1. I would love to co-host with you, I'll message you Hun. thanks for joining the #linkup today. x

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  27. What a lovely place to visit, the gardens are stunning! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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