Wednesday, 10 October 2012

AN AFTERNOON AT MOLLAND HALL

We were invited to explore Molland House at the kind invitation of Tracy the proprietor, on September 22. It was a lovely day and 25 of us went. Tracy (far right of pic) and her partner Steve were marvellous hosts. Tracy gave us a grand tour, along with a history of the house. It is, in the main, a 16th Century farmhouse and in marvellous condition thanks to the renovations Tracy and Steve have made.
Steve is a builder by trade and was able to explain the process and work involved, as well as the possibility of future restoration to the roof space. Molland Hall is now a thriving guest house with a grand reputation. We were given the freedom to explore the rooms (including the scenic kitchen, pictured), which were delightful- and the spooky cellar, which was not!
The whole place oozed history and had a wonderful homely atmosphere, especially with four children around. We were later treated to cream tea in the dining room, with home made scones cooked by Tracy. Robin, her 14 year old daughter, waited on us. It was a wonderful afternoon and Molland House was a lovely surprise to us all. We were very grateful for the opportunity to see it. Thanks to Jan Connor for the report.

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