This is the front of the house at 8 Manor Road. You can see it is on a small hill. You have to walk up the path to the house or along the drive to the garage. The house is white. Someone who is Welsh thinks it should be called Ty Gwn. Someone who has relatives from Yorkshire believes it should be called T White Palace. A Southerner would say it should be called Ye Olde Cottage.

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This is the hall at 8 Manor Road. The space for the front door extends forward from the house. This is an added feature which makes the house a bit more grand than its neighbours. When we moved in the floor seemed very springy and within a couple of weeks it had to come out. It was very rotten with woodworm and wouldn't have stayed springy for long.
















This shows the rest of the downstairs hall. There is a lot of space for people to stand in. It is cosy and habitable. We suppose that this is where one should stand around welcoming guests and so on. From here you can go upstairs, downstairs or into the dining room. When we moved in the floor seemed very springy and within a couple of weeks it had to come out. It was very rotten with woodworm and wouldn't have stayed springy for long.
















This is the lounge looking towards the front of the house. It is a through lounge and is light and airy. It has a gothic window which is part of an extension. Some day you might be able to see it.













The breakfast room is in the basement of he house. Thick walls make it cool in the summer. Steps go up from the basement to a raised terrace.























Going up the stairs the first notable feature is a threadbare carpet. At the top of the stairs on the left is the landing. You have to be a little careful to click on the correct spot to find the landing. Straight ahead is the guest room and to the right is John's study where this little tour was carefully crafted.
















































This is a mechanical persons sort of garage. There are lots of nooks and crannies where you can't park a car. They are just great for junk. It looks big when empty but with the car in here there isn't much room. And anyway there is too much in her to put the car in as well.






















This looks like a complete tip but actually it soon improved. You can now stay here in comfort (well maybe not you). Notice the cottagey feel? No? Ah well! It is useful when you are moving around to hop in through the window.























This is john's room in the house. You immediately notice the style and good taste in this room. Here is where these pages were lovingly brought to life.



















Now this is the first room to be properly done up. It looks pretty sophisticated although it is not finished. The red is traditional for public entertaining rooms of the Georgian period (in case you didn't know).























The kitchen is pretty stunning. You wouldn't think so to look at it but it probably qualifies as the most interesting room in the house. This was taken when we first moved in and before we removed the old concrete on the floor to discover old stone and marble (!) slabs.






















This is the rest of the lounge. It was taken soon after we moved in and I am glad to say that it looks a lot better now.






















This is the landing and you do definitely get a feeling for short people here. The house is not actually all that wide and front to back only leaves just enough room. Even though this was for the gentry they didn't have glamorous bedrooms. Probably because they were private - generally people did not come to stay.






















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