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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Petworth House & Park | September Stroll In The South Downs

Petworth House and Park Travel Blog ReviewWhen Autumn is mentioned, a few go-to phrases come to mind: golden leaves, chunky-knit jumpers, rainy days spent tucked up indoors, hot chocolate, toffee apples and... seasonal walks!  I can appreciate just how lucky we are here in the UK to have so many options available to us when it comes to exploring all that nature has to offer.  Off the top of my head, I can think of dozens of popular trails in the South, and many of which belong to the National Trust.  One of these can be found at Petworth House and Park, a stately mansion nestled in the South Downs (housing a fine art collection).  Along with the house, there are 700 acres to explore on a quiet Autumnal afternoon.  In my opinion, the beauty of the season lies in that you don't need good weather.  In fact, the rain even contributes to the 'cosy factor' - which let's face it, suits England very well...
Petworth House Front Exterior Gates
Petworth House Interior Chapel Church
I think part of the appeal of places such as Petworth House and Park, is the tranquility they offer.  As the temperature drops, you can often find yourself strolling through the grounds of these places without coming across anyone for ages.  It's just you and your thoughts to the sound of the rain bashing down on your umbrella - well, unless you're visiting with someone, and then it's non-stop chatting and stopping for carrot cake (twice!).
UK National Trust Property MoldingsNational Trust Petworth House Travel Blogger Review
National Trust House Grand Historic Fireplace
The Marble Hall can be found near the grand staircase and is beautifully bright, even on the darkest of days.  Am I obsessed with the floor?  Yes.  As you'll most likely be able to tell from this post, it quickly became my favourite room at the mansion!   
National Trust Petworth House Property Blog Review
Casual Riding Boots Jeans and Tee Styling for Autumn
National Trust Property Grounds Folly
I recently joked over on Instagram about aged moldings found in garden follies literally being my aesthetic, and so you can imagine my delight at stumbling across a Rotunda in the property's enclosed grounds!  I was planning on returning asap to check out the 'panoramic views of the South Downs' from the Pleasure Ground.  However, I've just read about how in October and November you can spot herds of deer in the park!  My advice?  Plan a visit to Petworth for the end of Autumn to catch up with friends or family; that way you get the best of what the place has to offer!
National Trust UK Petworth House in Autumn
UK Fashion Blog Black Riding Boots Casual Autumn Styling
Lifestyle Blog Petworth House Review 2017My love for historic houses, long walks and gardens is nothing new on A Glass Of Ice, but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on that one! Do share your thoughts on this place below; will I find myself bumping into you at Petworth House and Park anytime soon?!

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. Fantastic place!

  2. You are definitely not the only one with a love for historic old house I love it too! This house is so beautiful :D

  3. Posts like this always make me want to move to England, or at least stay there for a few months! There are so many incredible places to discover :) Keep those stunning pictures coming!
    la veine chronicles

  4. wow such a magical place - like from book secret garden- your outfit is soo trendy and cool dear xx

  5. I love the details, the black and white floors and the history...nice!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

  6. I really need to get myself a National Trust membership, especially now the weather is starting to take a turn for the worse! Petworth is beautiful, I don't blame you for being obsessed with that floor, that is serious goals! I can just imagine how lovely walking around snuggled up in a scarf and spotting the deers would be - heaven!

    Musings & More

  7. I can't stop staring at your top, I love how your outfit seems to always reflect the ambiance of the places you visit!!

    Macarons and Mischief

  8. Oh how I love to live vicariously through your National Trust explorations. These photos are beautiful Gabrielle! The dreamy tranquility really translates. I can only imagine how this place would look in the middle of Autumn. All the leaves, the deer - you've got to go!

    Have a lovely weekend lady!

  9. That looks like an absolutely incredible place! Wow!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  10. beautiful photos! and you look great by the way! ;) anyway, i hope you can drop by my blog too and follow if you like! saying hello all the way from Southeast Asia! :))

    xoxo, rae

  11. I really love your travelling/strolling posts. It is amazing to see cultural sites that is very different from ours. It makes me think of Victorian times in the movies. I am curious though... Is there no fee when you visit places like this? Are they open for public? And don't they have any caretakers/janitors/guards?

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

    1. Hey Gretchen! So pleased to hear you're enjoying my travel posts. It depends, some places are free of entry and others require small fees. This is a National Trust property and so there are small entry fees, though free to members (including myself!). They're open for anyone to visit, and staff/volunteers take care of the grounds.

      Gabrielle x

  12. This location is beautiful! & love your look

  13. I love the details of the buildings, so beautiful!

  14. Such a wonderful place!
    I love your photos


  15. Your photos always make me wish I live in the UK!

  16. It sounds and looks like a lovely place to explore, even when the weather is bad! I can see why that room was your favourite too, the floor is beautiful.

    Hope you are having a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  17. Nice photograph as always! love your casual yet chic look!


  18. Excellent photography and girl - I am feeling those boots! Great article dear x

    Naya //

  19. It's like magic there! Love your outfit too Gabrielle!!!!

  20. I love old historical places too! In fact, I recently visited Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar here in the Philippines. If you have the chance, come and visit! Btw, check out the place here:

  21. Lovely outfit Gabrielle. Strolling through gardens like these is something I love to do x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  22. Beautiful photos Gabrielle like always! You look great!! x

  23. Lovely :)

  24. I love how you're already wearing your leather boots! The photos look incredible - I love fall!

    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

  25. This is the type of mansion I wouldn't want to leave. Everything is so grand and perfect.

  26. Gorgeous photos! Can I live here?! ;p


  27. What a stunning location to explore. You must of had so much fun photographing it!
    Hope you have a lovely week ahead lady :)

  28. What a lovely location and it has so much history. The Marble Hall looks stunning. xoxo Cris
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  29. Looks so pretty there and I love your outfit! The boots are amazing! Gemma x

  30. Such a magical place ! Love these photos !
    Have a great start to your week !

  31. I just love National Trust properties and this one looks so magical! I wish I lived nearer so there was more chance of me visiting - luckily we do have some lovely ones in Norfolk too. Gorgeous photos as always xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  32. These pictures are so so stunning, i love the perfect editing! I love your boots too - so perfect for autumn!

    Rebecca xx
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  33. Wow this is absolutely stunning! I for one cannot wait until I can break out the massive chunky knits for winter :)

  34. What beautiful photos! You look great as always! I love your boots aswell!

    Darriyan xx

  35. I love Petworth House. My family live in West Sussex so I've been to Petworth quite a bit, it's so pretty and lovely around there xx

  36. The sculptures and marble there are so beautiful! Love your outfit Gabrielle. Those boots are sharp.

  37. How beautiful is this place. Love your outfit, the boots look great on you Gabrielle.

    Nina's Style Blog

  38. You always share some wonderful magical places with us. Wow!! Everything about this place is beautiful. Loving these great shots, Gabrielle.

  39. Amazing look as always! Lovely architecture and photos!
    Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous week!
    Much love, Len

  40. Beautiful photos! It looks amazing there! :) xx

  41. This place looks phenomenal - I love the elaborate decor. Beautiful photography!

    Heather xx


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