Dinefwr House and country park
Dinfefwr a historic Newton House surrounded by Natural Nature Reserve and 18th century landscape with deer park and cosy cafe
There is no doubt at all that Dinefwr country park and house was one of the most spectacular properties we have visited so far in our National Trust 500 adventure. The property is amazing full of features, art work and history. Every room shows the story of Dinefwr. The love of the building and the relationship between the bicks and the owners over time.
The beliefs of those that lived in this amazing house is shown by the mummified cat remains hidden under the floor boards in the great room. It was believed that cats in the after life will see off the evil spirits. So once the cat passes away it is then placed under the floor boards to protect the home from the after life.
We had the privileged of having this story shared with us by one of the fantastic volunteers at Dinefwr. Marianne also took us on an amazing roof top tour. Showing us the fantastic glass ceilings, the restoration project involved and all about how the amazing feature was created.
We got up close and personal to the incredible moulds that made up the window sections and have definitely survived the tests of time. aftter that we went even closer and much higher as we were taken out onto the roof where we seen the design in all its glory. effectively this is a very early example of what we would call a skylight window. However, on an epic scale.
Fantastic Day at Dinefwr
Properties like this have so much to offer. From the parks and wooded walks where you will see the famous and very rare White Park Cattle and if you are lucky the herds of deer. to the house and grounds, with tendered gardens exploding history and amazing staff.
We loved this house. It is for us exactly what The National Trust is all about. Just like Llanerchaeron where we visited in August there is as much to see outside as there is inside. this is definitely a place you simply must go and for us this was a place we will remember made so by the lovely Marianne who just gave us an experence that will last.