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Ever been to Audley End, so peaceful and lovely!

You may just know Audley End as a railway destination between London and Cambridge but oh it has so much more to offer!  One of our team went there to explore the area surrounding one of the most beautiful houses in Essex last weekend.

Beautiful country lanes

Beautiful country lanes

 

Audley End Estate 3 (Copy)

Can’t quite believe the views

Thinking it would be a 10 minute stroll, Rachel just wore flip flops but there was so much to see, they ended up spending over hour wandering around estate and grounds!  Around every corner there was another fabulous view and so with a partner who liked to walk at a decent speed, poor Rachel was continually sprinting to keep up after discovering these breathtaking vistas.  They walked through the countryside next to fields full of wild flowers and then came to the woodland and found this old bridge.

Stunning views

Beautiful old arches in the grounds

 

Just love these old railway crossing gates

Just love these old railway crossing gates

Finally finding themselves walking along the river Cam they stopped to stare and admire the amazing views!

Quite breathtaking

Quite breathtaking

Totally relaxing!  A walk like this can take all the stresses out of life, great medicine for a busy schedule!

 

The formal gardens are vast

The formal gardens are vast

 

Two of the most famous and influential designers of the 18th century were involved in Audley End’s historic landscape.  Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown swept away the remnants of a declining formal garden to create extensive views, a serpentine lake and more natural planting.

The gardens are stunning

Totally organic

The elegant garden structures, such as the bridge over the River Cam, are the work of Robert Adam, the neoclassical designer who also designed a suite of rooms in the mansion.

There is also the parterre, beautiful restored,  and the walled kitchen garden run entirely on organic principles.

Feel like a weekend away in June, East Anglia is such a great destination, we have some lovely properties in Essex and the surrounding counties. If you love the idea of a culture, you’ll love visiting Cambridge with its stunning architecture and fabulous river – hire a punt and while away a few hours – bliss!

Crest Lodge

Crest Lodge is so sweet!

Crest Lodge is so sweet!

 

We have lots of wonderful holiday cottages in Essex – for more information about our Holiday Cottages in the UK or our short break cottages please call the knowledgeable Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 or email us on info@mulberrycottages.com

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