Modern life; noisy, hectic, rude and selfish. Lamb House; a surprising idyll surrounded by living history.
Seeking some peace and quiet? Looking for that secluded corner to chat with a friend or loved one? Then Lamb House in Rye, East Sussex will give you a moments peace from today's madness.
Henry James, author of The Turn of the Screw, What Maisie Knew and The American (no, I haven't read them either) plus many other tomes, lived here from 1897 to 1914. Sitting in the manicured gardens you can appreciate why James enjoyed penning classics here; serenity at its best.
Exploring this 18th century pile my love of tiled fireplaces was sated with many fine examples of Delft pottery. All slightly different in design, there are some delightful coloured tiles in one of the downstairs rooms. When blue and white Dutch ceramics float your boat, you know you're getting long in the tooth.
Lamb House, Rye, East Sussex is another in the National Trust's portfolio.