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“a gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chastleton House and Garden

Chastleton House and Garden
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Owner description: Completed in 1612, this is one of the finest and most complete Jacobean houses in England, with scenic gardens and a topiary that are truly Jacobean and Elizabethan in style.
slenaken
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“a gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Secluded and impressive is this time-capsule hidden in the beautifull hills. Make sure you reserve a ticket because it is a time-ticket entrance. It is impressive to see al the Original furniture and wooden panneling.

Visited July 2014
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Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, fascinating house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is an interesting house, conserved rather than restored, and doesn't have the usual NT cafe and shopping experience. We met friends and had taken picnics, for which tables are provided nr. the parking areas.
Admission is by timed ticket and we didn't have a problem with those - however, have to go down a steep hill to obtain them, then clamber back up the hill to car park to wait. It would be nice to have some sort of lavatory facility in or near car park.
However, definitely worth the effort and the NT members hand book does draw attention to the hill!
The approach walking down gives a wonderful perspective of the house.
On site staff were very nice and most helpful

Visited July 2014
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Hertfordshire
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136 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Unique quirk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Wonderful house and garden. All been said and praised.
Tea and homemade cakes in next door church. Buy fresh veg in NT office.
The huge problem is demand outstrips supply and thus one could travel to this place and be disappointed by not gaining entry. This happens frequently and many travellers from afar / overseas were not allowed into the house which is not good for public relations or helping with the funds this fragile gem clearly needs.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Unique National Trust property”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is an NT house like no other. Left undisturbed (and un-improved) for many years it is very different from the ornate buildings which form most of the NT estate. On summer days local groups sell tea at the neighbouring church. The garden's not up to much (and certainly not worth paying for on its own), but the house is a gem and a must see if you're in the area.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

The house (and its setting) is bewitching. The sense of the centuries passing has been strengthened by the decision to preserve it as it was when the last owner left it, rather than to restore it to its former Jacobean or Victorian glory.

Visited July 2014
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