What a house.
The pool was ours and we spent most days here other than a few day trips.
It was just lovely to get up, have a lazy breakfast then walk across the lawn to our pool. My children spent so much time in the water they are still shrivelled!
The manor house and the cottage had 320 acres of grounds which included a cherry orchard behind our cottage and woods where 15 or so deer lived. My husband saw deer a couple of times but I was still in bed when he did (around lunchtime I think!). One deer did stumble through some bushes while we were eating al fresco one evening but scarpered as soon as he saw us so I did see a deer but really it was just a large shape moving fast out of the corner of my eye!
We went to an amazing zoo which had grizzly bears and polar bears and it was so amazing to see them. The enclosures for the animals were really big and we all, especially the children, really had a great time there. I won't bore you with animal pics you'll be glad to know!