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The Parterre
& Terrace

An extensive view

With its Queen Anne facade, the eastern side of the house overlooks a wide expanse of lawn bisected by a central gravel path. The stone steps descend to a lower terrace and a box parterre planted to celebrate the Millennium. Avenues of yews, cut into conical shapes, run along both terraces. The formal character of this part of the garden compliments the architecture of the house and allows for clear views of the estate beyond.

From the parterre the view extends out over the village cricket ground immediately below and the beautiful parkland beyond.

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A grass amphitheatre

To the west, a grass amphitheatre rises in three tiers, connected by flights of stone steps. This natural amphitheatre is capable of accommodating a thousand people picnicking and enjoying music, opera or theatre performed in front of the house’s magnificent Palladian façade.

Extensive wildflower meadows can be found in this area, making an interesting contrast with adjoining mown lawns. Above the terraces, a grass path bordered by yew hedges leads to a lime avenue planted in 1984.

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