National Trust, Killerton House

National Trust, Killerton House

Whilst planning our route to Land's End this week I looked into National Trust places to stop at, breaking up the journey at the halfway mark. After all no one likes 5 hours of driving in the car, especially not children. After a quick cross-reference between the National Trust website and Google Maps, I settled on Killerton House, near Exeter.

Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century Georgian family house with a colourful history.

The grounds are stunning at this time of year, magnolia trees, daffodils, bluebells all add a much needed splash of colour to this time of the year. 

Favourite parts:

The Bear Hut - in the grounds the Bear Hut is a gem to discover. Originally built as a summerhouse it was then used to house a pet black bear brought back from Canada by Gilbert, the Acland families grandson in the 1860's.

The Rainbow Room - walk through the rainbow door and discover a room of rainbow coloured dressing up for children.

The library - hosting thousands of books donated by the public, the library is the perfect place to sit back and relax and escape the sunshine of summer days. There's a lovely section of children's books too.