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Chaise Abbey DECADENCE IN DECAY There are places that you discover and mean to look into, but just never get around to it. This was one of those places. I'd first noticed Chaise Abbey a year and half, maybe even two years ago. All I could really find on tinterweb was a few mentions of the aggressive owners and a one or two reports showing only externals. It then slipped my mind until a friend mentioned it recently so I decided it was time to get over there. 1. Chaise Abbey under the stars Brief History The country house was built in the 1800's. The stunning building has been unoccupied for some time now and has sadly fallen into a state of disrepair. There are signs that the owners have attempted repairs and redevelopment at some point, but had not progressed very far before abandoning the daunting task. Some parts are now in a severe state of disrepair while other parts are much more pleasing. Our Visit We arrived (very) early in the morning to get a star trail of this lovely old place. It was bloody freezing! We were staying quiet and still to avoid being spotted by what we presume to be secca - a car and caravan parked at the front of the building with lights on inside. I don't know if you've ever tried standing around outside on a very cold night, but you really start to appreciate wearing two pairs of trousers and an extra coat when frost starts forming on your clothing! Not knowing what to expect inside we ventured in once the sun had started to peep over the horizon and we were pleasantly surprised. 2. The Chaise Room 3. Attic Bahroom 4. Enrance Hall 5. Landing 6. Spiral Staircase 7. Has to be done! 8. Chaise Abbey External Thanks for viewing. Check out my Facebook page for more.