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National trust

House with an Interesting history and in a great location extensive garden and park. Staff very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keith P
Reading, United Kingdom
Great house

We visited on a very rainy day so did not explore much of the garden or parkland. We will return... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hazel D
New Milton, United Kingdom
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An 18th-century house, a 1950s homeThis is a story of grandeur created, dissolved and resurrected - not once, but twice.Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord...more
Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
+44 118 976 7360
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Reviewed 3 days ago

House with an Interesting history and in a great location extensive garden and park. Staff very knowledgeable.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a very rainy day so did not explore much of the garden or parkland. We will return another day to do that. Do take the tour of the house in the morning as it is very interesting and you find out lots...More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The longer walk is very pleasant and at the end you feel that you have achieved some exercise. The cafe was OK. The gardens interesting, especially the fruit and vegetables.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the official tour of the house (about 30 minutes) was well worth going on, the guide was very knowledgeable and made it interesting with little asides and information about the highs and lows of the history of the property and it's recent owners...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with young child, very unimpressed overall with grounds, frequent need to cross roads on walks so didn’t feel safe, catering facilities of poor quality, grubby, old and dark yet expensive. Nothing that would encourage you to visit again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How lovely to have a beautiful home like this to visit on the outskirts of Reading. It's a beautiful house which is set in a stunning park. Visit the house or gardens or both areas. We only stumbled across this when our daughter came to...More

Thank maggienewell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house was built in 1780, and passed through several families until used by the armed forces in the 2 World Wars, including the American Airborne Forces. This left the house in a terrible state with no doors or windows. Lord Iliffe arrived as a...More

Thank DolphinDorset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a walk round the house. It is set in beautiful parkland (no doubt helped by the sunshine). The house has been well renovated by the previous owners and there are some grand interiors. We were very impressed by the volunteer staff,...More

Thank Windsor_lad1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly visit Basildon park and really enjoy it. There are a variety of walks, sometimes the signposting isn't great The cafe has nice coffee and cake. The house is quite interesting.

Thank margaret m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just made in time to join the wild life walk and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk lasts about 2 hours, so take some water. The pace is not arduous, and if 2 hours is a bit much then there's an opportunity to head to the...More

Thank Gina S
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31 May 2018|
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Response from paulsheridan2018 | Reviewed this property |
Like all NT properties they don't allow overnighting and they usually prevent this with locked gates. they don't have the insurance for occupation and no welfare to support it so they don't want to be become convenient night... More
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27 May 2018|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do