A National Trust property since 1949, Ascott holds an exceptional collection of paintings, Chinese porcelain, and English and French furniture. Its core is an old farmhouse dating from 1606. The original half-timbered farmhouse has undergone many changes and was transformed by the Rothschilds in an 'Old English' style towards the end of the 19th century. The 30-acre garden is a fine example of Victorian gardening, and the grounds are stunning at any time of year.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Wheelchairs available, assistance required, large print guide
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 20 Mar-16 Sep, daily (ex Mon), Gardens, Tea Room & Shop open 1-6; House open 2-5 (last entry 4.30)
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About the area
Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.
The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.
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