You wait for ages outside in the rain and eventually pay £10 to a very abrupt man on the door, and step into what is supposed to be a great experience. It is not. I should be, the idea is great and it has great potential. I found it very difficult to see a lot of the items as it is very badly lit. I understand that there is only candlelight and an odd gas light, but there are still large 'black zones' including the stairwell. I now think this is done so the visitor cannot see just the extent of the grime that is there. You are expected to think the owners have just nipped out, OK they might have, but 100 years ago, and it hasn't been cleaned since. The residents would not have lived like this, everything would have gleamed, they were VERY houseproud. There is so much what can only be described as absolute junk in there, loads of broken stuff just lying about, again they would not have lived like this. Look up on the bed drapes, they are like everything else completely covered in dust and cobwebs.
I think the owners/trust who run this property should go around in the near future and take a proper look. It needs some time and money spending on it, and it will once again be a great experience.
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