|Gorgeous climber rose in The Post House's delightful garden|
|Fountain in The Post House garden|
I was dropped off at The Post House, a wonderful original old building erected in 1860 as, you guessed it, a post office! Today, it has been beautifully refurbished, retaining its charming history, but serving now as one of Greyton's most luxurious Guest Houses. Since I had not eaten breakfast and it was just past 9 am, I followed my nose to where a wonderful coffee aroma taunted my olfactory sense. After ordering a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee, I sat happily anticipating my breakfast of eggs, bacon, grilled tomato, mushrooms and farmhouse toast with homemade peach preserve. When it arrived, I tucked right in and only after I'd enjoyed the last yummy morsel did I realize I'd missed a photo opportunity. I did, however, snap a few pictures of the dining room while awaiting my meal...
The next four pictures I'll call "A Study of Old Chairs" since I found the different designs of the dining room chairs rather captivating...
And below, we have a view taken from the street side verandah of The Post House...
After having satiated myself with a second cup of coffee to end my meal, I ambled into the very pretty garden and snapped several more pictures...
|The vegetable patch is named after Beatrix Potter's famous farmer and each of the guest rooms is named after a character from her books...|
|Mr Mc Gregor's vegetable patch.|
|I climbed the time worn ladder stairway to the loft room in order to get this photograph of the rather tempting pool area.|
|Each guest room has its own private patio seating overlooking the gardens.|
|These pretty stained glass windows define the ends of each length of covered verandah adjoining the guest rooms.|
|These two lovely palm trees tower above the garden providing shade from the hot sun and nesting opportunities for several birds.|
I must say, time has a habit of passing all too quickly when I'm enjoying myself and so, after a couple of hours had elapsed, I realized I'd better move further along the road, lest I miss out on taking in a little more of the village scene...
|This extra-length chair was placed invitingly on the pavement outside an eclectic shop selling all sorts of things belonging to a bygone age.|
|One of the colourful village shops. This one was unfortunately closed for business on Tuesdays, so missed out on my visit. I photographed it, because the peacock tails were decorated with mirror and reflected ever so prettily in the bright sunlight.|
|A pretty garden welcomes one to this particular Estate Agent's offices.|
|My iced tea, a brand I had not yet seen, was very pleasant.|
|Having eaten a hearty breakfast just a couple of hours earlier, I did not order anything to eat with my iced tea, but I did think the menu looked quite tempting for another time|
|This mosaic water feature was on the wall behind where I was seated. I thought it was very cleverly executed.|