The House at Chastleton

Welcoming fire in the Great Hall

Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, Chastleton remained essentially a time capsule and a hidden treasure-trove for nearly 400 years as the interiors and collection gradually yielded to the ravages of time.

The great house, constructed between 1607-12 with its surviving 17th century garden layout and landscape, is a remarkable and miraculous survivor from a bygone age.

The house is considered one of the finest and perfectly proportioned country houses of the early 17th century. Built as a statement of wealth and power by a prosperous wool merchant, during the early reign of King James I. 

With associations as diverse as links to the Gunpowder Plot, the Jacobite rebellion and Bonnie Prince Charlie and as the home of the game of croquet, which was created and codified at Chastleton; there truly is something for everyone at Chastleton House and Gardens.


Important information for visitors

Please note that entry to the house is by timed ticket on busy days. All tickets are issued on a first-come first-served basis and there is no pre-booking facility. For conservation reasons, visitor numbers are limited so entry to the house cannot be guaranteed on busy days and you may experience a short wait. Last entry to the house is an hour before closing to allow sufficent time to enjoy your visit.