Here it is:
The hall was built in the 17th century, using stone from the abbey ruins. Today, some of the rooms are open to visitors; this post from 2012 shows what it looks like inside.
You can even rent holiday flats in here - wouldn't it be great to be staying in such a place?
I can't remember the small garden opposite the hall having been open last time I was here. It was a new place for us to explore:
View from the entrance of the hall towards the walled garden.
What lies behind the wall:
Part of the water-generated power was also used for a timber saw, and the rooms were home to refugees and a mason's workshop.
Nowadays, you can walk around the exhibtion and try your hands at some of the old machinery yourself.
In front of the mill is a tea shop, where we had a little break. We also discovered the Porter's Lodge, which has been housing an exhibition about the abbey since 2008. Somehow, I managed to completely miss this during my visits here since then. The exhibition is very well done. Central to it is a large model of the abbey and its grounds of how it may have looked in its heyday, before the dissolution of the monastery in the 1530s.
After that, we were finally walking across the grass to where the actual ruins begin - but that, as you may have already guessed, will be the subject of my next post.