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Summerhouse Lodge, Montacute House, Somerset

By tressypittkerby
Montacute House is an Elizabethan mansion, built in the late 16th century for Sir Edward Phelips. It's a favourite walk for us and the parkland is the home to many wonderful trees. In November, armed with carrier bags, we forage for mushrooms and sweet chestnuts to eat. We have also successfully planted some of the tree seeds and now have a minature forest growing of our own. We are particularly proud of our seven saplings from one of their oldest chestnut trees reportedly to be over 300 years old.

Tags: Architecture Somerset Landscape and travel Montacute National trust properties Hamstone

Voters: fudgy, saeidNL, Elizabethh and 29 more

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fudgy 11 48 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 9:08AM
wonderful , I love the tree just curving in the picture and interesting write up..looks worth a visit for sure Smile
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
8 Feb 2011 9:08AM
Beautiful and well composed capture,
8 Feb 2011 11:07AM
I like this elegant building.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 1:21PM
All I can say is I am impressed ...when do we get to see the photos of your trees ?
Alvar 15 23 2 France
8 Feb 2011 4:03PM
8 Feb 2011 8:59PM
Lovely image and great write up.Well done.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
9 Feb 2011 4:01PM
A superb composition, wonderful light, very well captured. Are you a Somerset lass? Carol
9 Feb 2011 4:34PM
Smile Thanks for all your comments. Yes Carol, I'm a Zummerzet lass and Montacute is right on my doorstep. Smile
9 Feb 2011 4:52PM
What a wonderful building, the shaped roof itself is a work of art, a lovely image with nice tones and composition. Superb shot Tressy.

bayleaf1 12 7 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2011 7:05PM
A beautiful building and a nice capture.
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
9 Feb 2011 9:11PM
well placed in the frame ,looks to be a grand place.
Trev_B 15 151 68 England
9 Feb 2011 10:02PM
Lovely detail well composed Tres. Like sound of scrumping for chestnuts.

Peagreen 11 1 1 England
10 Feb 2011 12:06AM
Beautiful capture of a beautiful house. Great write up !!
Take care, Pauline
Jekaro 13 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2011 7:36AM
Looks like a wonderful place to visit, Tressy, a very well composed and captured shot.
BarbAnna 11 1 England
10 Feb 2011 9:17PM
A superb composition and a very impressive building
11 Feb 2011 6:03PM
thank you ,your pictures are lovely.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2011 9:49PM
Well captured and can see all the berries on the trees, bet the birds have eaten those by now. great shot
Anjantoo 14 7 1 England
14 Feb 2011 12:44AM
Beautiful compostion, it looks an amazing place!
LexEquine 16 1 20 United States
16 Feb 2011 1:13AM
Lovely scenic architectural image, Tressy, with excellent color, clarity, & artistic composition. Love the tree branch framing the picture.
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 8:14AM
brilliant comp wondeful light and colours a beautiful capture nice one Wink

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