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We drove around aimlessly through the countryside until we just so happened to come across Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire.
Well, we couldn't really miss it...
Mottisfont's last owner was Maud Russell, a 1930's high society socialite, art lover and extravagant part thrower.
The house is exquisitely decorated and you could tell her parties would have been glamorous, over the top and oh so fabulous.
And you can be guaranteed Maud Rusell would be wearing a pair of over the knee boots too.
I could feel the good vibes inside the house.
But oh if these walls could talk....
We stepped in to a time machine, being transported back to the 1930's to the luxuries of high society.
Imagine growing up here.
I was mesmerised, entranced in the moment. I adore stepping back in time, it was like walking in ona film set of Downton Abbey, except with more drama.
There was a perfect contrast between the beautiful restored and the shockingly modern sections of the house.
Due to Maud's love of art, the upstairs part of the house had been turned into a modern day art gallery showcasing the very best of local talent.
Everything about this estate was beautiful and I felt envious of all those growing up in the fantastic 1930's.
Can you spot me?