Most of the house that you see today is from the Victorian era. The house was built from 1620 onwards by Richard Robartes and continued by his son John Robartes who was the first Earl of Radnor.
In the 18th century changes were made to the house, and then in 1881 there was a serious fire which destroyed most of the house and only the north wing which contains the spectacular Long Gallery remained along with the porch and the gatehouse - which is a separate building.
The house was rebuilt in the style of the old house.
The Robartes lived in the house and were keen to ensure that it was run on very moral lines with great care being taken to keep female and male servants apart, they even had different staircases to use.
Eventually the Earl Radnor title ran out when there was no one left to inherit it, which originally confused me as I knew of the current Radnor family and then I discovered that the title had been given out again some years later.
So, off we go around the above stairs parts of the house!
The dining table was beautifully set with many lovely embellishments, such as the flowers and garlands that you can see in the picture above and the beautiful little glass elephant below.
This would be a lovely room to have a dinner on a great occasion I think.
Quite a billiards table and billiards room! This isn't a snooker table of course, billiards is a similar but different game.
Isn't this an amazing nursery. Can you imagine having a bed like this as a child! It would be amazing now, but I don't suppose that it was that exciting back then.
I thought that the patchwork on this bed was beautiful!
As well as having a bit of a thing about ceilings, I have a bit of a thing for fireplaces and overmantels it seems!!
You can read here more about the Radnor title that I was talking about earlier.
I didn't add to much information as I am afraid that as we visited in April I have forgotten many of the details now, but I am sure that you will have enjoyed the pretty pictures and can imagine the rest for yourselves!
That is the last of my Lanhydrock posts, but you can see the others by clicking the Lanhydrock label below.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these pictures. Thank you for bearing with me!