The figure of Chaucer watches you from the top of the carved chimney piece
; you look down into the grate and there you see the letters of the alphabet done in tiles.
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bearing the arms of the Blayneys from their family seat, Gregynog in Montgomery
A special feature is the chimney piece
, a solid block of Forest of Dean stone is carved to represent the winter amusements of lovers and bears the motto 'Omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori-Virgil' which means 'Love conquers all; let us also yield to love'.
On entering the main house, double teak doors lead into the reception hall with carved oak chimney piece
housing a Rococo cast iron fire surround and leading to a wide sweeping oak staircase.
The elegant drawing room runs the full width of the property and again has dado panelling, cornicing and a stone chimney piece
. On either side of the fireplace there are fitted cupboards.
Next door is the impressive library with old books climbing almost up to the high ceiling and a carved oak chimney piece
depicting Sherwood Forest's famous Major Oak.
In the drawing room, the fireplace has marble slips and mahogany chimney piece
, as well as bay window with window seat.
These include a large, light drawing room with a classical chimney piece
and a semi-circular bow window, a large octagonal bay window and double French doors leading to the conservatory.
Inside there is a drawing room with French windows to the garden and fireplace with marble chimney piece
On the first floor there are two bedrooms, each with period features including a cast-iron chimney piece
. The annexe, in the former shop, has two bedrooms, one en-suite, and a bathroom.
A drawing room contains a cast-iron chimney piece
with ornate surround and mantel, while the dining room also has a fireplace.
The drawing room features a 10-ton beautifully carved marble chimney piece