Just beyond the castle sat this beautiful "house." I kept talking about the house. I wondered what they were having for lunch. I wondered if the paid staff looked like Downton Abbey. I wondered what their Christmas tree was going to be like. I was absolutely relieved to find it was a hotel. In enabled me to quit thinking about this "family." Ha!
We parked our car, then began our way down the footpath which would take us to the castle. Suddenly, this darling bird landed just 2 feet from us. He perched on the sign that said, "To the castle." We had our own private guide.