Stanmer Park is near Brighton in East Sussex UK and really is very beautiful all year round … but in Autumn it’s stunning, whatever the weather! We are so lucky to live nearby and there is nothing better than a Sunday stroll through this Grade II level park of Special Historic Interest – which opens out onto the famous South Downs too!
On our most recent visit thousands of multicoloured fallen leaves were under foot, we could hear heavy rain drops but they couldn’t touch us due to the rainbow canopy of branches and leaves covering above, dark damp tree trunks with the brightest green moss led us deeper into the woods which looked like they had been staged as the scenes all around were so perfect and beautiful!
Refreshed, uplifted and with very muddy wellies we eventually came out of the trees onto the sweeping driveway leading up to Stanmer House which sits regally at the top of the park and is one of our favourite spots for a top notch Sunday roast. Fires roaring, candles lit and buzzing with chatter the elegant dining rooms and bar are welcoming and we were lucky enough to find a table where we relaxed with hearty food and a lovely glass of Merlot! Couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday – Autumn splendour all around, time with David to talk over exciting plans for 2016 and a huge Yorkshire pudding with my veggie roast to boot! Perfect!