I am starting with Day Zero, so called because it was the day before our actual Jane Austen tour began. However, it is worth blogging about because I took photos of the beautiful historic house that ten of us stayed in for the four days we were in Bath - Elton House! It is a vacation rental property run by the Landmark Trust, and you can read all about it at the link I provided. Meanwhile, pictures!
I started exploring after finding out which room was mine, and dropping off my luggage. My roommate, Julie, and I got to sleep here:
This was our view out of the windows, which are at the front of the house:
Looking back into the room from the window:
Then I went downstairs to explore the rest of the house. Even the landings between staircases were beautiful:
It has all modern appliances and plumbing.
The dining room made me so happy!
Windows again facing the street - this is right below my room:
The other front room is beautifully decorated:
A set of doors led to another cozy room:
We gathered here in the evenings after dinner:
I was intrigued by this fireplace lined with delft tiles:
I was also curious why some of them were upside down...
Then there was the charming back garden:
But I couldn't spend all day taking pictures of the house. I had some unpacking, ironing, and - surprise, surprise - some sewing to do!
First I laid out all of my dresses and petticoats to be pressed:
Organized my accessories:
And once the ironing was done, hung the dresses, petticoats, and spencers/bodices in the closet:
Stay tuned for Day One!