Last month we were off to the Peak District for a few days. A lot of walking around, visiting a couple of mansion houses, some rain, a bit of sun…the usual.
The day we decided to visit Haddon Hall, it was pouring down! From Bakewell, where we stayed, we made our ways through the woods, and got there just as the rain was getting heavier.
We took shelter at the cafe to warm up and dry a bit before entering the house, where the fire had been lit, making the place warm and cozy. I wished I could have spent the rest of the day curled up on the sofa, reading a book. Or watching the rain outside the window.
I have to admit that the wet weather didn’t take anything off the beauty of the place. Actually in a way the greyness suits the place, adding to the already gothic atmosphere.
The house has been used as the set for different film adaptations of Jane Eyre, as well as playing the part of Humperdinck’s Castle in The Princess Bride. Just to name a few.
Luckily the day after, when we went to Chatsworth it was lovely sunny.
But that’s a story for another day.