Friday, 11 March 2016

Boathouse View

Coombe Country Park
View from Capability Brown boathouse


The public were given limited access to the
boathouse during Heritage Weekend in September, 2015.
It was a real treat to see the view from this recently restored building.


The boathouse is Grade II Listed and dates back to the 1770s when
Capability Brown was commissioned to remodel
the grounds, at the time owned by the Earl of Craven.
It is located on the south side of the lake.
Below is how it looks from other side of the lake.




Hope you have a 'sunny' weekend.
That's my plan :).

Participating in Skywatch Friday


24 comments:

William Kendall said...

Idyllic views- I love the clouds in that last shot!

bill said...

Beautiful images. The last shot is my favorite.

Dorothee said...

beautiful images - thanks for sharing this tranquil atmosphere. have a lovely sky week~~

Fun60 said...

What a treat to see the boathouse from the inside.

Cranberry Morning said...

Fun60! I've always thought that would be so much fun. Great photos.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful views! I love the clouds in the one shot.

Tony McGurk said...

I really like the old boathouse. Here in Australia we really have no concept of old buildings until we look at those in European countries. My wife & I often watch the British TV shows Grand Designs & Escape to the Country. The ages of some of the buildings we see on those shows is amazing. There was a 2 storey stone farm cottage on Escape to the Country last night that was built in the 1700's & the condition it was in was superb.

Cloudia said...

Capability was quite a guy! Very nice showings

Jacob said...

It bears a faint resemblance to the Minnesota boathouses of my youth. 1770s! That's incredible. Gorgeous photo at the last, Lauren!

Nanda Kumar said...

excellent views

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Gorgeous location and photos! Love the composition on the window shot.

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous reflections!

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

the first photo, are you in a boat?

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

the first snapshot, its really awesome scenery. are you inside the building or boat?

Nefertiti said...

Magnifique endroit !

Pondside said...

Lovely views of the lake and boathouse. How easily the name 'Capability Brown' seems to march across the screen - you are so fortunate to be able to visit such beautifully designed and managed gardens. I can only dream of visiting a garden designed by Brown or any other of a number of wonderful British gardeners.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How amazing that some of his gardens are still there today Lauren. What a very sweet little boathouse and the view from the window is beautifully framed.

SRQ said...

What a great view! Beautiful little boathouse.

Margaret Adamson said...

Marvellous reflections. Have a good week.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you all for your comments today and this week. I enjoyed reading them.

Thehiddenpanorama - I was inside the building (boathouse) when I took the top and bottom photographs.

Anita Davis said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sharon Anck said...

That is quite a lovely view!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful view from that boathouse !

Liz said...

What a gorgeous view! The reflections are stunning.