House at Basildon Park

Visitors in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park

You’re invited to explore Basildon Park, the house that Lord and Lady Iliffe lovingly restored in the 1950s, salvaging many fixings and fittings from across the country to make their home.

Please note that the mansion is currently closed. Please check the front page of our website for the most up to date information.


The Mansion

Sitting elegantly in 162 hectares (400 acres) of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s, when it was de-requisitioned after the Second World War. With extraordinary vision, the Iliffes brought Basildon Park back to life, acquiring a collection of fine furnishings and carefully selected Old Masters.

Search our collections

Did you know that the National Trust has an online database for recording information on our historic collections? You can use it find out more about some of the wonderful objects that you'll see on your visit.

The Library at Basildon Park
The Library at Basildon Park
The Library at Basildon Park


Please note the entrance to the showrooms of the mansion are on the first floor, up 22 steps on a stone staircase. Unfortunately we do not currently have wheelchairs available to loan.