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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
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We came without knowing what to expect and we were very impressed with what was on offer.In addition to the lovely ceilings and decor we were very pleasantly surprised by the Sutherland drawings for the tapestry in Coventry Cathedral.We also loved the "shell room" and...More
A good example of Palladian architecture that dates from the C18th. During The Second World War it was requisitioned by the military & left in a poor state. It was bought by Lord & Lady Iliffe & lovingly restored. There is a lot of parkland...More
Basildon Park is a National Trust property in Berkshire, just outside Pangbourne. It was reacquired, in a severely damaged state, after having been requisitioned as a military base during WW2. Well worth a visit. The house is magnificent, and volunteers in all rooms pleasant and...More
Went to Basildon this morning for a walk in the grounds. Completed the 3 mile boundary walk in the sun which was wonderful. The walk is well signposted and easy to follow, the grounds are also rich in different types of woodland. Finished with a...More
We live nearby so go more often.
House is big and interesting. The children enjoying the grounds, especially the maze. My wife enjoys the food, but very some portion for the price.
I like the grounds and the staff are very friendly, apart from the...More
This fantastic property was left to ruin, but then saved by a couple with "The love of the property at Heart". All over this house and gardens you could feel the love that had gone into bringing it back to life. Each room gave something...More