Houses & buildings: Bucks and Oxon
Fancy visiting the house of a Prime Minister? Or a Renaissance-style château or an intimate family home? We look after a range of houses and unusual buildings in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Here are our highlights:
Get a glimpse into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. He lived at Hughenden from 1848 to 1881.
A Renaissance-style château that was built to impress. The 45 rooms on view combine the highest quality furniture, decorative arts and paintings. There is also a new contemporary art gallery in the coach house at the stables.
An intimate family home set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns. The picturesque 16th-century mansion of Grey Court exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms.
A country house of extraordinary grandeur created to dazzle, Claydon’s interiors are among the most ambitious and lavish ever produced in the 18th century.
West Wycombe Park, open May to August, is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses. A Palladian gem, it's frequently featured in screen adaptations of literary classics, including the recent Downton Abbey.
Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon, who continues to care for it as well as the family art collection, which is displayed in the house. Consequently, despite its grandeur, the house remains intimate and personal.
Virtually unchanged for 400 years, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in an unspoilt setting. There's no shop or tea-room, so you can truly believe you've stepped back in time at Chastleton House.
The home of the philanthropist William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motor Cars and one of the richest men in the world. Despite his wealth he lived a modest lifestyle, which is reflected in this time capsule of a home, only accessible by pre-booked tours.
This half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse, transformed by the de Rothschilds towards the end of the 19th century, now houses an exceptional collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain.