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Homely

Homely for the house of a millionaire. Lots of quirky period touches. Everybody friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KAW687
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London, United Kingdom
Very interesting Visit

This is not our first visit but overall the house and gardens were very interesting, walked to the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
dlh286
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Wrinehill, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

A relatively modest (for a millionaire) residence built in the Arts and Crafts style, and surrounded by gardens. It has not been restored so it is still as it was in Lord Nuffield's day. The tool cupboard in his bedroom is fascinating.
Negative points - when we visited in July the large lawn was being dug up by earth movers to replace drainage.
The 'cafe' is not up to National Trust standards. It is more of a small food counter, and a few tables for eating. We had to wait 5 - 10 minutes for anyone to even appear to take our order. Despite being only soon after 1pm, the food options were extremely limited and certainly not as plentiful as shown on the website.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SusanA606
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

An understated house, but well preserved by the National Trust and a good presentation of his life and times.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A National Trust property well worth a visit. There is a small army of extremely helpful and knowledgeable volunteers to answer questions and impart their knowledge. Having the organised talk before you visit the house is very worth while as it sets you up well to enjoy the house even more. There is also a lovely walk around the gardens and woods. All in all a very enjoyable day out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Met up with friends here as it was a halfway point for us all, wish I hadn’t of bothered. I just should of kept driving

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deejaj1
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Interesting property once belonging to William Morris. The house still contains the original furnishings and really shows how they lived in the 1930’s and gives an insight to the life of the Morris family. We enjoyed taking to the guides who were all friendly and informative. The gardens are small but very well maintained. The only thing that lets it down is the cafe. The tables were all dirty and needed clearing, it wasn’t busy but the staff seemed to be hiding in the kitchen area.

Enjoyable for a few hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hilary N
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