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A VICTORIAN COUPLE AND THEIR HOME (3)

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THE HALL
The visitor's first view of the house is the entrance hall with its grand staircase to the upper floor. Great double doors under an arch lead, on the ground floor to the family reception rooms, and on the first floor to the family bedrooms. There will be another, lesser staircase at the back of the house, leading to the lower ground floor kitchen and scullery, and to the servants' quarters on the top floor. On each floor there will be a discreet doorway leading to the servants' area. In this hall it is to the left of the staircase, past the window, and level with the doorway into the family rooms. Family portraits hang on the walls of the first floor gallery landing.

 

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THE MASTER'S BEDROOM
This is a grand, but very masculine room, with a lot of marble, a tigerskin on the floor with the rug, and a practical cabinet and chair, with no frills.

 

 

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