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.
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.
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?