Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Looking through the archives, I found some photos I haven't shared before of a visit we made to Ballywalter House on the Ards Peninsula.
A Georgian house c1730 completely reworked by Sir Charles Lanyon between 1846 & 1852 for Andrew Mulholland [great, great, great, grandfather of the present owner]. A Billiard Room & Conservatory were added for his son John, 1st Baron Dunleath, in 1870.
The demesne contains a fine collection of specimen trees and rhododendrons, together with a number of sub tropical plants. The 2.8 acre walled garden contains two ranges of Victorian glasshouses. (Courstesy of hha.org.uk)
Below, the stable yard with fine old stone storage buildings and a granary.
We took the interior tour and photos were not permitted but I did sneak a phone shot or two!!
Apparently this magnificent chest belonged to Kepler the famous German astronomer!
The painting on the piano lid was wonderful!
hope you enjoyed this quick peak into Ballywalter Park.
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