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A family home, delightful gardens and an idyllic setting
An intimate family home and peaceful estate set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns.
This picturesque 16th-century mansion and tranquil gardens were home to the Brunner family until recent years. The house exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms. The series of walled gardens is a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins.
Other buildings from earlier eras include the Great Tower from the 12th century and a rare Tudor donkey wheel, in use until the early 20th century.
Spring is just around the corner
The serene and delicate Snow Drops are carpeting shady areas of the gardens and the 17,000 bulbs planted over the winter are soon to be flowering, so it must be Spring.
Learn more about the history of the house and its famous residents on a house tour. Leave yourself time to pop into the tea room for something warm and tasty and browse in the shop for some unusual gift ideas.
Winter house tours
On week days during February the mansion is open for guided tours only.
At weekends the tours will be available in the mornings at 11 and 12am with the house open free flow from 1pm until last entry at 4pm.
Tour tickets are available from Visitor Reception on a first come first served basis. The property will close at dusk.