England is an astounding country… So enchanting… Surprising.
The countryside can really take your breath away.
The homes, stately or otherwise can make you speechless… for their grandeur and their elegance is unsurpassed.
The gardens and the English passion for the herbaceous and the topiary will make you tear in wonderment.
Heale House and its eight acres of beautiful gardens lie beside the river Avon at Middle Woodford, just north of Salisbury in Wiltshire.
Much of the house is unchanged since King Charles II was in hiding in 1651.
Do you remember, The Portrait of a Lady… starring Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey and John Malkovich.
It is one of those period dramas, based on the Henry James novel, that are worth watching time and again…
Not only for glimpses of Heale House, where it was filmed, but also for the costumes and the cast of fabulous characters.
Can you imagine the languid atmosphere?
I never imagined myself as an English country girl.. but standing here, under the apple arbour had me thinking fairly seriously about Wellies and Barbours… xv
English Country Style… What’s Not To Love
have to have wellies
love the shoreditch wellingtons for comfort, practicality and fun
then there are the classic hunters… in every colour…
(i have seen so many girls wearing them in ny and london… it would seem that for rainy city days they work a treat too…)
barbour or burberry ?
the original cotton waxed barbour jackets look perfect in all countrysides
and the barbour liddesdale quilted jacket doesn’t get much more british… very cute looking over jeans
or do you prefer the burberry brit kenkott patch pocket ?
with the ralph lauren quilted barn jacket… on sale too