Buscot House
Buscot House
4.5
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Buscot Park is the home of the Henderson family and the present Lord Faringdon with his eldest son James and his wife Lucinda. They look after the property on behalf of the National Trust as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objects d'art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house. Built between 1780 and 1783 for a local landowner, Edward Loveden Townsend, the estate was purchased in 1889 by Lord Faringdon's great-grandfather, Alexander Henderson, a financier of exceptional skill and ability, who in 1916 was created the 1st Lord Faringdon. He greatly enlarged the house, commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden, and laid the foundations of the Faringdon Collection. Among his many purchases were Rembrandt's portrait of 'Pieter Six', Rossetti's portrait of 'Pandora', and Burne-Jones's famous series, 'The Legend of the Briar Rose'. Among his many purchases, his grandson and heir, Gavin Henderson, added considerably to the collection, acquiring important furniture designed by Robert Adam and Thomas Hope, and was instrumental in returning the house to its late eighteenth century appearance. The family, together with their fellow Trustees, continue to add to the collection, to freshen its display, and to enliven the gardens and grounds.
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Aberystwyth120 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Last day of the season and sadly the house wasn't available. However, the gardens and grounds were a delight - you really felt both we actively and progressively managed - looking to the future of the Park. It's a bit of a trek for us but if we're in the area we will definitely call again and hope to see the house and the collections. A real gem!
Written 19 October 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,377 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The house from the outside looks rather plain, but when you get inside, there is a huge transformation. The rooms are lavishly decorated and furnished.
A great visit.
Written 10 August 2023
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jane b
3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Buscot is always a lovely place to visit with its small terracotta army ,gardens and space to ramble. Last Sunday when I visited with a family group I wa suffering with very painful sciatica and had taken an old wheelchair which I was going to pushed in but on arriving at the entrance I was given a motorised scooter to get me about. I was taught how to use it and off we went. I was able to cover most of the park with family which was wonderful. Thank you Lord Faringdon for having these available for folks like me to use. A great day had.
Written 8 June 2023
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Julie
United Kingdom156 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
National Trust- Buscot House, I love this place and have been several times. The grounds/gardens are amazing and the house is lovely. It has a cafe which serves teas, scones etc and is reasonably priced. If you are a NT member you really must visit.
Written 10 September 2022
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david f
13 contributions
Jun 2022
A visit to Buscot Park is a real treat. Firstly it's setting just outside Lechlade. It is very easy to park within the Grounds and then a short stroll to the Tea Rooms and into the neat gardens and the park and on towards the House. The House is well worth seeing inside and the gardens afford a splendid walk down to a lake. Do not miss the circle of swing seats on the way. Very pleasant for a few minutes rest.
Either at the start or at the finish of your visit be sure to partake of the Tea Rooms. Not expensive but a lovely cup of tea and a good selection of tasty cakes. The ladies who run this facility are lovely.
Written 6 June 2022
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Steph618
England, UK177 contributions
May 2022
Beautiful house, grounds and gardens. On entry from the hall you are directed to visit rooms on the ground and first floor. All rooms have so many beautiful exhibits and the rooms are provided with detailed laminated sheets detailing information as per room. The grounds and gardens are very well maintained and you can easily spend several hours here looking and walking the different areas. Parking is on site.
The only negative (hence didn't give excellent) from the afternoon was the tea rooms. It was a bit basic and the cafe area was a bit like walking into a 1940s tea room and selection was limited i.e. instant coffee. There was a big tented area with tables and chairs joining the cafe to sit in and most people were sitting in there. We got cold drinks and sat on the field adjoining car park which has picnic benches.
No National Trust shop here only small limited selection of items. It did sell a few plants.
An enjoyable afternoon and well worth a visit.
Written 19 May 2022
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Lucy Browne
Cardiff, UK3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful site. Me and my husband visited here we really enjoyed our walk around this historic place. The views and scenery is breath taking. We could only spare a couple of hours here. But we loved every moment.
Written 9 November 2021
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,253 contributions
Sep 2021
Arrived before the 2pm opening to park up and to have the chance to walk around the accessible parkland and fishing lake.
Plenty of parking available, easy and quick entry on what was a very sunny and hot early September weekday.
Friendly staff/volunteers, beautiful house, beautiful gardens and estate.
Written 6 October 2021
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70traveller88
Oxford, UK92 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a pleasant visit to Buscot house a good example of a country house. Very knowledgable guides a great garden and park to explore.
Written 25 August 2021
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,891 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
You can tell this property is managed privately on behalf of the NT as was more well organised with a lot more info provided. Its also still lived in so although the house is filled with numerous treasures and art it doesn't feel simply like a showcase and has some contemporary touches.

The grounds are huge and beautifully designed with numerous grassed avenues leading to fountains, object d'art and other features. We particularly liked the 'swing' garden. There are also more traditional flower beds to admire in the walled garden.

Even if historic houses aren't your thing its still worth getting the cheaper £7 (if you're not an NT member) ticket just for the gardens and grounds.

Decent cafe on site with reasonably priced tea/coffee and home made cake. Or you could take a picnic, as outer grounds open from 1pm and there are a number of tables and benches you can use.
Written 18 August 2021
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