Monday, 20 July 2015

Swanton Morley, Norfolk

I spent the second part of my recent trip the UK near Swanton Morley, a small village in Norfolk.  I stayed at a wonderful B and B called Carricks at Castle Farm, and if you are in that part of the world I would suggest you have a look at it.

The main house of the farm was that classic English combination of dozens of different houses which had been built over the centuries - although my knowledge of architecture does not allow me to identify any specific designs!


Around the farm were a collection of old barns - which, if all goes to plan, will be brought back to life in the future.




There were also so rather nice examples of the kind of improvised repairs to gates and fences that agriculture thrives on.


And of course no farm would be complete without a few animals - in this case geese and White Park Cattle.  The cows are a rare breed, and particularly good value in my opinion!




Down in the village of Swanton Morley itself, there was one of the best road signs I have ever seen - a speed limit sign with a special section for tanks!  According to a passing resident the tanks have not been through the village in a while - and given the width of the local roads that may be no bad thing!


You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Phil, the B&B sounds awesome. The farm animals would be an attraction for me. I love that cow shot and the cute geese. I am sure it will be great when all the barns are renovated. Thanks for sharing your visit, have a happy week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ha...I'm from a military town...but we had none of those snazzy signs. Love the shot with the geese.

EG CameraGirl said...

The geese look like quite the characters. What a lovely place to stay! And so many photo ops!

Missy George said...

Great post Stuart..I think English landscape and old architecture are among my favorite sights..I see you managed to get some feathers in there..Handsome cow..Love the tank sign..very creative...Enjoy your week..

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I agree with EG! Love the geese and a lovely place to stay indeed!!! Thanks for sharing!!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful place and lovely photos ~ love that cow! Great shot!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Stewart,
I enjoyed this post of the B&B.
The B&B is beautiful and so is the garden.
I have never heard of that breed of cow, but I like its wet nose - goofy!
Nice photos!
Have a Great Week!!
Peace :)

Linda W. said...

Cool building! And I loved the animals pics.

Felicia said...

beautiful house. great capture of the cow. i like that speed limit sign too.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Ha, I think the cow and geese shots steal the show!!

Margaret Adamson said...

that certainly looks like an awesome place to stay Love the cattle andgeese and of course that sigh is cool.

Bethany Carson said...

Neat place! I like that gate--one farmer will never lose his hedge clippers again! Enjoyed the photos of the animals and the house as well.

Adam Jones said...

Great old buildings, as so many are in Norfolk. Couldn't help but laugh at the tank sign. Only in England.

ladyfi said...

Looks like an amazing place.

Fun60 said...

That sign is a first for me.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How I would love to go there!

Linda said...

That's a strange cow picture!

Wandering Wren said...

Now I'd be impressed to find a Bobby happy to book a tank driver for speeding, what a great sign!
Wren x

Marie C said...

An absolutely gorgeous farm! Great photos of the beautiful house and all the farm areas. Love the cow and the geese. In regard to the tanks...not sure what the man meant by "in a while"...could it be, he's referring to WWII? :-)

TheChieftess said...

Well hello!!! When I saw the thumbnail pic on the Our World Tuesday site I thought...
"Interesting...a spot in Australia that looks like England"!!!
Lovely captures of this beautiful farm!!!