Opening times for 6 December 2023
Asset Opening time House 11:00 - 15:00 Garden 11:00 - 15:00
House: Last entry one hour before closingMTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Welcome on leads in the car park, parkland, forecourt and stable yard (assistance dogs only in the garden).
Accessible parking available closer to the house, however please go to the visitor reception first to get your ticket. No step-free access to the house. House has one wheelchair for ground floor use only. Accessible toilets available near the house and in Visitor Reception. Braille guides available. Induction Loop in visitor reception. Baby changing facilities. Guide dogs only welcome in the house and garden.
6 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. Approach only from A436 between A44 (west of Chipping Norton) and Stow
Parking: free, 270 yards (short steep hill)
Sat Nav: Use GL56 0SP to the Greedy Goose pub (currently closed), then follow brown signs. Do not follow signs to Chastleton village.
Moreton-in-Marsh 4 miles
6 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold
Jacobean mansion, built in the early 17th century.
Small and intimate series of spaces including the Best Garden, Kitchen Garden, Wilderness Walk and Croquet Lawns where the rules of the game were codified.
Church teas are available on most open days, by arrangement of local charities and the Church (not National Trust).
Traditional dovecote, which belonged to a long-demolished house on the land.
Discover a series of discrete spaces in Chastleton’s romantic garden, where you’ll find a productive Kitchen Garden, historic croquet lawn and neat topiary.
Chastleton is a one pawprint rated place. Before you arrive with your dog, please read these guidelines to ensure a safe walk for you and for others.
29 November - 17 December, Wednesdays - Sundays 11am – 3pm: enjoy the nostalgia of a 1960s-style country Christmas, reminiscent of the parties hosted by last owners Barbara and Alan Clutton-Brock. Explore rooms decorated to represent the Clutton-Brocks' chaotic but cosy style, with paper chains, tinsel, trees and piles of wrapped presents. Head to the Great Chamber to have a go at a classic board game and watch some festive television. Younger visitors can look out for Christmas mice hidden throughout the house. We also offer evening Christmas tours on Thursdays 30 November, 7 and 14 December.
Shopping at Chastleton
Browse the second-hand bookshop, purchase some local home-grown produce, or pick up a few plants to create your own Chastleton garden back at home.
A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by the prosperous wool merchant, Walter Jones, as an impressive statement of his wealth and power.
Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time.
With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoilt setting. We don't have a shop or tea-room, so you can truly imagine you have stepped back in time.
Last entry to the house is at 4pm to allow sufficent time to enjoy your visit.
Chastleton was built as a display of wealth and status, but eventually fell into a state of romantic neglect. Discover the history of this fine 17th-century country house.