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Buscot House

Buscot Park, Faringdon SN7 8BU, England
+44 1367 240786
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Buscot Park is the home of the Henderson family and the present Lord Faringdon with his eldest son James and his wife Lucinda. They look after the property on behalf of the National Trust as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objects d'art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house. Built between 1780 and 1783 for a local landowner, Edward Loveden Townsend, the estate was purchased in 1889 by Lord Faringdon's great-grandfather, Alexander Henderson, a financier of exceptional skill and ability, who in 1916 was created the 1st Lord Faringdon. He greatly enlarged the house, commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden, and laid the foundations of the Faringdon Collection. Among his many purchases were Rembrandt's portrait of 'Pieter Six', Rossetti's portrait of 'Pandora', and Burne-Jones's famous series, 'The Legend of the Briar Rose'. Among his many purchases, his grandson and heir, Gavin Henderson, added considerably to the collection, acquiring important furniture designed by Robert Adam and Thomas Hope, and was instrumental in returning the house to its late eighteenth century appearance. The family, together with their fellow Trustees, continue to add to the collection, to freshen its display, and to enliven the gardens and grounds.
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  • Average5%
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“water garden” (31 reviews)
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Buscot Park, Faringdon SN7 8BU, England
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+44 1367 240786
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"water garden"
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"burne jones"
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"tea room"
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"national trust"
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"art collection"
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"well worth a visit"
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"water features"
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"cakes"
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"old masters"
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"briar rose"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A curator's tour greatly enhanced our visit with particular attention to the paintings- Rembrandt, Rubens, Murillo, Jordaens, as well as Rossetti, Byrne-Jones & Leighton. Beautiful gardens with fountains and water gardens.

Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely grounds, house and afternoon tea, stayed around 2 hrs and parked for free. Not expensive would recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Buscot park is a place to visit - no doubt. The house is the home of the present Lord Faringdon and is exceptionally well maintained with themes is different rooms and very nice pieces of furniture, artwork and ceramics to see. The Rossetti and Burne...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house, gardens and grounds are all wonderful BUT the experience is marred by an outmoded, antiquated and ridiculous no photograhy in the house policy. 95% of similar properties only bar flash photography or photographing temporary or visiting exhibitions. I do not know whether the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home of Lord Faringdon's family. They look after the property on behalf of the National Trust as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objects d'art. The gardens and famous Italianate water feature were designed by Harold Peto and are a delight...More

Thank Ronald D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the best part of a sunny warm day here at this fabulous great park and manor house. Everything was perfect. The walled garden was one of the best we have seen in England. The Georgian manor house was beautifully decorated and had a...More

Thank JenJ898
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is only open on certain days through the year in the afternoon. The gardens are immense and really interesting with several fantastic vistas and many paths to wander to find hidden gems. House had several rooms open to view and good amount of...More

Thank Mrs Carol G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely NT House and gardens with outstanding Art and Ceramics in the house. Beautiful gardens, impeccably maintained and vast areas to walk with features to keep all interested.. Lovely lake and water vistas. Ample parking and an eclectic tea room. And do not forget the...More

Thank finian29
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We picked a sunny bank holiday weekend for a visit to the gardens. We took my Mum who is unwell and not able to walk far. We had taken a wheelchair, but were offered the loan of a mobility scooter. This was brilliant. She was...More

Thank AMWN
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Still occupied by Lord Faringdon and his family and so not open daily like National Trust property. NT members are admitted foc . There is a pleasant tea room and clean toilet facilities, but the hilights are the lovely gardens with the Terracotta Warrior statues...More

Thank Nigel W
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Keiko2204
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Response from Julie C | Property representative |
The family more than abide by the terms of the lease with the National Trust, the grounds already being open extra days. Depending on the Winter/Spring weather the daffodils and cherry blossom are quite often at there best... More
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