28 May 2012

An English Country House Winner!

Now I bet that title turned your head a little didn’t it – I do honestly wish that I could give away an actual English Country House as a prize – but alas – it’s simply the gorgeous book ‘The English Country House’ by Mary Miers.

Using Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies, Custom Random Number generator, the number 15 came up which I attributed to the 15th comment on the giveaway post.

And the lucky winner is…drum roll please…..


Well done Anita – I will be contacting you shortly to get your details.

Thank you all SO much for entering, I enjoyed reading your comments tremendously! So, as a consolation prize to those of you who were kind enough to enter, but didn’t win and also to those who simply enjoy looking at beautiful houses (as I obviously do!) – here are a few yummy English country houses to enjoy.

Now this image of delightfulness below, which was once home to the composer Sir John Betjeman, actually won a competition in Country Life magazine not so long ago and was voted England’s finest Parsonage – I can see why!

How do you fancy this Listed Regency Country House? It is called Sturford Mead, built in 1820 and set in seven acres of gardens, lake and woodland on the edge of the historic Longleat estate in Wiltshire, England. In it’s promotional blurb it’s described as “one of the prettiest of the smaller country houses in the county.” Not quite my idea of small…as one presumes the actress may have said to the bishop…

And one last swoon inducing lovely, how about this one below, which is intriguingly listed on Love Home Swap, so presumably one can try out a little bit of English Country Life a la ‘The Holiday’ – the romantic comedy with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslett and Jude Law…and I have to say that if it comes complete with it’s own ‘Jude Law’ then I’m most definitely willing to give it a trial run or six!

A short post today, because the sun is out in England and it’s calling my name – and one never knows when it might disappear again!

Thank you all for your wonderful comments once again, and I hope that you’re enjoying the sun wherever you are!

Paula x

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