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Beautiful and interesting

We visited in the build-up to Christmas. Rooms were set up for different eras of Christmas, which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
Fabulous little gem in the heart of the countryside

What a gem this place is for a short visit. Friendly, enthusiastic staff who clearly love the... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in the build-up to Christmas. Rooms were set up for different eras of Christmas, which was interesting. The guides were knowledgeable. A relatively small property but quite a gem

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

What a gem this place is for a short visit. Friendly, enthusiastic staff who clearly love the place. Super garden for a stroll round with amazing vista over the surrounding countryside. Impressive Cedar of Lebanon over 350 years old. Lovely cafe with home made food,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Visit today to do the pumpkin trail, lovely looking house, gardens well kept. The pumpkin trail was in the park land spaced out in the trees. Was a bit short but on a cold day was a bit of a blessing. Nice standard NT shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wanderingaround81
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit and spend the day exploring. There house is extensive and there are lots of rooms to discover. The large gardens are a joy. Don’t forget to visit the church.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Henchelson
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This small NT property is situated in uncrowded countryside between Banbury and Northampton. I was ushered into a slightly cramped car park and was then informed about the estate in the reception hut. The house is fairly small but interesting. The nearby church is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarltonA10
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Canons Ashby deserves to be better know. The house and grounds have a great atmosphere, full of history, but on a scale that is more domestic than many grander stately homes. The gardens are mainly formal, from the 18th century, most of which were brushed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We spent a lovely four hours at this attraction. We have been to NT Sites all over the country but have found few that have had such an interesting and intriguing history. Our visit was made so enjoyable by the happy and helpful staff who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Walker48
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Took our two year old grandson on a lovely sunny day. The pumpkin trail in the parkland is a good idea & the profusion of conkers went down well. The gardens are well laid out & maintained. Cafe here famous for the Ember Day tart,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grumpfromhinckley
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We have been several times as NT members and always enjoyed coming and I have reviewed this before. However, twice in recent months we have arrived to discover either that the whole property is closed because of the windy weather or part of the grounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Arrived early on a weekend and the property was very quiet. I passed on visiting the house as it opened later on. The grounds and garden were very relaxing to walk around. Don't miss the "Piper Statue". Loved the way the flowers were arranged and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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14 April 2018|
Response from MLM522 | Property representative |
There are some fixed racks in the car park near the visitor reception building which is manned by volunteers whenever Canons Ashby is open. If you just want to visit the tea room there is space to keep your bike with you as... More
7 October 2016|
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Response from P3439USandrewr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe you can access the book shop & it certainly worth a visit.
Vicky B
18 May 2015|
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Response from MLM522 | Property representative |
Hi Vicky, we love to welcome dogs in the paddock, the tea room garden and the parkland for walkies. We don't allow dogs in the house or formal gardens in order to protect these sensitive and delicate environments... More