The potager, Icomb Place
It is blazingly hot today and the breeze, while personally welcome, is only compounding the horticultural problem of rapidly drying-out soil. Unlike most of the nation we had no interest in staying inside, but not wanting to travel too far had a look in the Yellow Book for inspiration. It turned out that Icomb Place, near Stow-on-the-Wold was open today, its only opening in the year, so off we went.
Icomb Place, home of Mr & Mrs TLF Royle, is a beautiful large Cotswold house with a superb view. In parts it dates to about 1420, but developed into a grand Tudor manor house. A Victorian restoration removed part of the original buildings, but fortunately failed to replace them. The house is not open to the public.