However, after this visit, I may have changed my mind.
Here's one view of the late 16th century house - the front, I assume, due to the long drive (known as the West Drive) that leads up to it.
Quite an imposing entrance.
Then, around the side is a fabulous Orangery. The National Trust are in the process of replanting/restoring it internally so it looks like it did in the 'olden days'.
The wobbly, bobbly, nobbly hedge.
The fountain/fish pond.
Then we went inside and I felt too self-conscious to take any photos! Sorry, not v blog-friendly, I know. However, the National Trust has some photos of the inside, so I've borrowed some of theirs to give you an idea of what this fabulous house looks like:
This is the Great Hall, one of the first rooms you come to upon entering the house.
A different shot of the same room.
Fabulous stained glass to be found all around.