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Homely

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

Reviewed 3 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 23 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived just before opening and were first in the house. The best room guides ever - so knowledgeable about Lord and Lady Nuffield and the house. A talk was given under the sundial at11.30 by one of the volunteers called Theresa. Absolutely first class.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful National Trust property to visit between Wallingford and Henley. Its not the usual NT mansion house but a relatively modest family home considering it was owned by the 2nd richest man in the world who gave most of his money to worthwhile causes. The house is beautiful as are the gardens, and the talk by the NT on the terrace is a must! Not a whole days worth but easily 2-3hrs.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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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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