4 October, 2016

A La Ronde


No, we haven’t been to France, but I can see that coming any time soon (fingers crossed).  A la Ronde is in Exmouth,  it’s an 18th century 16  sided house and one of National Trust gem.  We went there last Sunday after having some ice cream down at Exmouth’s seafront.  I know right, ice cream in autumn? Oh, yes we did as it was actually nice hot and sunny that day.

A La Ronde is a quirky little house taking you to a good trip back in history.  I love the story about the two cousins who travelled unaccompanied in Europe for 10 years.  Believe me, there’s a fascinating story there that’s not to be missed.  Who am I to spoil that for you?   The staff are ever so friendly and always helpful to tell you about the previous owners of the house.  The view from the house looking down the River Exe estuary is also a good treat.  There is a nice cafe, but you can also have a picnic at the orchard.

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One of the pride in A La Ronde is the amazing  shell gallery, but due to it’s condition, it is no longer open for public.  You can only see it through a 360 touchscreen virtual tour.

For Kids

Olivia did enjoy listening to the staff and she loves anything about the “olden days” (her words).  She also enjoyed finding the mouse as her task and of course the big garden to run around and burn some extra kiddy energy.  You can’t miss the good dress ups too, right?

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  • Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    This is a quirky property. Why have I not heard of it before? I am intrigued now, so maybe next summer. Olivia looks like she had fun exploring and dressing up. #CountryKids

    7 October, 2016 at 11:56 pm Reply
  • Karen (@karenjwhitlock)

    What an amazing place! I must have a look into visiting it myself! Love those dressing get up photos.
    And as nice as the weather is at this time of year, my girls can eat ice cream all year round!!

    8 October, 2016 at 6:19 am Reply
  • mirari

    you’re visiting amazing places, this one looks so special! i’d love to visit england one day but both my man and are a little afraid of driving under the sea through the eurotunnel 🙂

    8 October, 2016 at 7:06 am Reply
  • Coombe Mill

    A La Ronde looks like a fab place to visit, such a quirky property to explore! I’ve never heard of it before but I will definitely add it to my list for next time I’m in the Exmouth area, it sounds like it’s got a really interesting history behind it. Olivia looks in her element exploring the house, dressing up is always an activity kids love at the national trust properties. That garden definitely looks like it’s got enough space for plenty of running around for kiddies to burn off their energy too!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    8 October, 2016 at 7:27 am Reply
  • Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    What an amazing place. Love the dressing up clothes, will definitely have to look this up if we are in the area #CountryKids

    8 October, 2016 at 12:43 pm Reply
  • Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    Oh wow that is incredible! What an interesting place and the views from the windows are simple stunning! It looks like dressing up was lots of fun! #CountryKids

    8 October, 2016 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • Aly

    One thing we’ve noticed when visiting National Trust properties, is that there is always dressing up clothes.This is another one for us to visit with our NT membership.Over from Country Kids.

    8 October, 2016 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • Heidi @him_me_three

    What an amazing property and so quirky! The views are stunning. I must plan to visit one day 🙂


    8 October, 2016 at 7:52 pm Reply
  • Jo Addison

    I love National Trusts and this one looks like another gem. The views are fantastic from the window, and I love the photo of Olivia dressing up! You can’t beat a National Trust day out. #countrykids

    10 October, 2016 at 8:18 pm Reply
  • Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    Awww the change in your blog is so lovely! And this trip too! I know right? Ice cream and us still playing in the water in Autumn! #countrykids

    11 October, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply
  • Emma Chanagasubbay

    I’ve never heard of this and it looks like an absolutely amazing place with so much to take in.
    Wonderful pictures as always #countrykids

    11 October, 2016 at 7:37 pm Reply
  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    What a gorgeous looking house – am definitely adding this one to the list of places I want to visit – the house and view are beautiful and the history sounds fascinating. What wonderful weather you had for your day out too – would never have guessed it was the end of September! Olivia looks like she is having so much fun 🙂 #countrykids

    12 October, 2016 at 9:43 am Reply
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