Thursday, 30 July 2009

Lacock Part 1

In my last post, I mentioned that I went to Lacock village & abbey. Pride & Prejudice, Emma & Cranford were filmed here. Here are the some of the photos as promised.

Tea room and gift shop

A lovely location for a wedding

This shop is gorgeous, a wonderful scent greats you as you walk in.
Click on the link to have a look at their website

Lavender bouquets for sale outside the shop

I love the way the bars of soap are displayed.

At the back of the shop they sell all sorts of gifts and cards

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this little dog patiently waiting for his owner to come out of the post office

One of the many stalls in Lacock. It is so nice that this system still exists based on trust. Choose your items and simply put the money through the letter box.

One of the shop windows

The village bakery

One of many interesting doors

Lacock village is full of beautiful architecture

This made me smile as I walked by the National Trust shop. All the men waiting for their wives or partners....

I fell in love with this house! The photo doesn't do it justice. It has to be seen! I wanted to take more pictures but I didn't want to intrude on their privacy by leaning over the gate...

More to follow...

A bientôt!

Isabelle x


LiLi M. said...

Ooooh I love to stroll around here with you, even the litter is beautifully kept away from sight. I cannot wait to see part 2. Have a lovely day!

blushing rose said...

Wonderful pics ... TY for sharing. Re the house & privacy ... stretch, oh so stretch over that fence ... chuckle! TTFN~ MArydon

June said...

Hi Isabelle, I can't get enough of seeing your beautiful country. This is the only place in the world that I just have to see in person some day. I love the fact that this is the place where my favorite movies were filmed. I can see why, all the buildings are so charming. I love a stone house!

Sal said...

Gorgeous photos,Isabelle!
It's on my list ;-)

myvintageparty said...

Gorgeous photos, i'll have to make a trip there one day! What i would do to live in a lovely old stone house... I also love those postcards you took a photo of, especially the distressed union jack one!
Laura x

Floss said...

Oh, so nostalgic - thanks very much for the photos.

funkymonkey said...

Lacock looks just as lovely as it does in all those fantastic costume dramas. I'm looking forward to yur next installment.


Nora Johnson said...

I've always admired the trust that exists in Lacock, having bought many bunches of flowers outside residents' homes there in the past. What a lovely place to live...


Shabby Chick said...

That looks lovely, I really must go there one day! The shop is gorgeous... not sure I dare click the link though! I used to work in a NT shop and yes the customers were usually female :D

Mel xxx

Cinzia said...

Hello! I arrive from Italy...your blog is wonderful, i like very much!
Bye bye from Treviso, near Venice.

Ticking stripes said...

Lovely lovely Lacock and lovely lavender truck too!

Florence and Mary said...

That post was like stepping back in time.

It looks lovely,

Victoria xx

Lori said...

what an utterly charming place...i love those old stone buildings...well, it is just lovely...and i wish i could see it in person!!!

Hen said...

It looks lovely, I've always wanted to go. Better add that to the list of "must visit" places! Thank you for the virtual tour.
Hen x

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Isabelle! Oh this village is enchanting and very romantic! I must find a partner and come there for a trip!!!!Lovely details you show us! You're right...that home is fabboulous...a dream! You're lucky to live in such a wonderful country! I love it!
Happy week end!

Blondie's Journal said...


I was in a state of amazement as I looked at your pictures. This village is so beautiful!! I wish I could live there!!

Thank you so much for pointing out all of the interesting sights! The rest, I was mesmerized by. Thank you so much!!


Dustjacket Attic said...

Thanks so much for posting those photo's, they were lovely.

Bleudelavande said...

Wooowwww Isabelle what fabulous place you visited!!!!The house and the shop are fantastic.I could live there!!
Tank you for sharing those wonderful photos it was an amazing walk.
Big hugs

Anonymous said...

Wow, I would just love to live here, how wonderful it would be to have it as your home village! I really enjoyed looking at your photo's, thank you for sharing, and Im looking forward to seeing more. xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely peaceful place, it looks like a beautiful dream. The pic with the men waiting outside the shop made me laugh, I've seen that scene so many times.

OhSoVintage said...

What a beautiful place, just like stepping back in time. I really enjoyed looking at these photos.
Ruth x

Lisa said...

So many gorgeous buildings, you wouldn't know what to look at first.
Loved the one of the NT shop!
Looking forward to seeing more.
Lisa x

Emma and Heidi said...

I really love the soap counter. I love the different smells of the soaps. I would like to learn to make it one day.
The dog who is waiting outside looks like it is thinking "come on woof I'm wating" I really love the classic car with white ribbon on.

Julia said...

Hello Isabelle

Thank you for the little trip around the village, it looks very beautiful - a place I should like to visit myself!

I hope you are well, your post has really cheered up a thoroughly dismal day here up in Yorkshire.

Love Julia xxx

Mia said...

Lacock looks so cosy and nice, and I immediately put it on my To See list :)
I bet it is wonderful at christmas as well :)

The White Bench said...

Oh my, Isabelle! Such a gorgeous village! Love that tea room!!;)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I could live there in a second. The stone houses are just so charming. It's nice to see that the honor system still works. Thanks for taking us on the tour!

liliank said...

i love following artistic people around and thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.....

do come by to say hello when you get the chance i'm your first chi follower


Redwoodhouse said...

I love Lacock, we took visitors there for the first time last year and I was enchanted by the place, I was also enchanted by a fabulous tea in one of the tea shops followed by an enchanting ice cream!!!!!

Misted Heather said...

You took some really great photos of Lacock in Wiltshire. I live only afew miles from the village and have visted it many times. The last time I was there was with my friend from Japan and you will never guess what? That little terrier dog was sitting next to the litter hut just as you have taken it in your photo. Great blog by the way.

revesdargile said...

Wonderfull pictures !!

we want enough !!

(excuse my bad english)

More a later


Rubyred said...

Such a pretty place, thanks for sharing!
Rachel x

A Vintage Mood said...

Oooooh, your beautiful photos only intensify my desire to visit there someday!

An award is waiting for you at my most recent post :).

The Vintage Kitten said...

What a wonderful place this looks. Beautiful photographs. I love the old fashioned shop counter display. X

P.S I was able to get straight to your blog without the problems I was having before.... Yippee! X

susan said...

HI Isabelle
Im looking for guinea pigs to trial a residential interior design course in Somerset you would be perfect!! share loads of loves and passions I've just finished working in Belgium on the dutch border in Archel for a dutch family they own vanderveils harnesses.let me know Susan