"Had a wonderful, creative break,
inspiration everywhere. The robin joined us for dinner one
night! A truly idyllic setting, we didn't want to leave. Laura
St. Raphael lies at the end of a quiet
lane used only by the occasional
invite guests to really make the most of the home grown
vegetables and soft fruit that flourish in the south facing,
walled garden throughout the year. Depending on the season, our
own freshly picked rhubarb, new potatoes, lettuce, leeks,
carrots, courgettes, parsnips, apples and beetroot all abound.
photographers may feel inspired to take out easel or camera to
capture the many surprising and interesting features and plants.
As you explore the furthest boundary of the garden, an unusual
feature waiting to catch your eye is the vintage cider press.
Now fully operational after restoration by the Woodhouse family
this working antique sits so well in this unique setting.
Adjacent to the cider press is an ancient Ingot casting stone
(now listed); a small but fascinating relic of a vast and
unrivalled local history of tin mining in the now beautiful