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“A house to be remembered”
Review of Ascott House

Ascott House
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

My wife and I and another couple visited Ascott House this August Bank Holiday Saturday and what a memorable visit this was. We travelled from Milton Keynes and it was only about 10 miles. The staff there were so friendly and informative, which made our visit so much more interesting and enjoyable. It is a pity that we were not able to see more of the house but what we did see was crammed with history and collections of paintings, ceramics and other works of art. The gardens were equally as interesting with numerous interesting walks and lots of seats on which to sit and rest and enjoy the fantastic views of the countryside.
It was only a pity that they did not have a cafe or restaurant in which to have some refreshments. I didn't see any bathroom facilities but they may have been there; I'm sure there must have been There were no stairs to climb but there was wheelchair access ramps for the steps.
It is certainly a visit that I would recommend.

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

What an attractive building this is,set amongst beautiful gardens with sweeping views of the Bedfordshire countryside. Inside the house there are many lovely things to see such as paintings by Stubbs and Turner and a collection of oriental porcelain. The staff are very welcoming and knowledgable which makes it a pleasure to visit.

Thank TrueBrit_10
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

This house is a definite must see. It is not always open to the public as the family do still use it for weekend parties. Look at the National Trust website for opening times. Easter time is wonderful to see the Daffodils flowering.

The art in the house is superb and sometimes I have been just to look at the Stubbs painting in the lounge. It is above the fireplace as you enter the house.

Only the lower floor is available for the public to view but this is enough as there is so much to see. The porcelain collection is fabulous.

Take the time to have a good look at the gardens, you will need at least an hour just to tour these. Once my husband and I were walking into the gardens and a deer just walked over the path in front of us - it didn't seem to be worried or scared at all!

There is no charge for parking and NT members go free.

Thank Jules0131
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

As we turned off the busy Aylesbury road into Ascott House, after noticing the the sign for this National Trust Property, we were rewarded with very peaceful surroundings. The gardens were a pleasure to stroll through with views of the Chilterns. In the house, only the ground floor was available for public viewing, but we were amazed by the wonderful china collection in one of the rooms. The National Trust Staff in each of the rooms were very informative and chatty about the family that still live part of the house. Not a place to bring children, but a small tearoom would have been welcomed, perhaps near to the toilets in the car park.

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Reviewed 19 June 2012

I love this house, the paintings, furniture, textiles are wonderful, the porcelain is fabulous.
Not really suitable for young children as nothing for them to do.
It is however definitely worth a visit.
To visit both the house and garden you need to in my opinion allow at least 3 hours.

Thank Delores1927
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