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Stunning Location

We absolutely love it here! It's beautiful, tranquil and a wonderful day out. We have returned many... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
CraigandLauraTravels
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Lovely Estate

A lovely house & gardens hidden away from the main road. It’s a private house which is open to the... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
TheMartins1997
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Luton, United Kingdom
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All reviews national trust rothschild family tea room the ground floor car park open to the public chinese porcelain gardens are beautiful worth a visit on display nt property family home lily pond wonderful paintings every corner hunting lodge room guides
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Waterlogged grounds with a lot of restrictions i.e. Keep off the grass, no entry. Very muddy and slippy underfoot after all the rain. A pleasant enough stroll for the able bodied and the house was interesting but I'm glad we were National Trust members and did not pay for the experience. The attraction might be a better choice on a summers day.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We have visited Ascott House before, but only seen the gardens, which are lovely on a fine day. However, as it was wet, we just went into the house - what a disappointment! We are in the National Trust, so thankfully didn't pay for entry. There are 4 rooms and a corridor open to the public, none of which are at all inspiring. Although there are lots oft great paintings, we couldn't look at them properly as they're hung in a way which means that the light reflected on them, and we were unable to stand around them and talk about the interesting little scenes with the children.
The café was also terrible! It was incredibly over-priced, the scones were dry and the hot chocolate was lukewarm. A real shame.
It's worth coming to see the garden in the summer if you're already in the NT, although I wouldn't pay to see it. And forget the house - very uninspiring, with nothing to engage the children...or adults for that matter. And not even worth it for the café...

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

A great architectural example of the period. Externally beautiful but inside is a little bland. The grounds are the prize for this property, stunning views over Aylesbury Vale and lots of garden design and architecture.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Widlydidly
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

This NT house is well worth visiting. The stafff and room guides were very helpful and knowledgeable.
We were particularly interested in the paintings by many famous artists and in particular Stubbs.
There is a considerable amount of Chinese pottery covering many dynasties.
On our visit the parking was difficult as the field was very wet and slippery- I imagine our experience was rare.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tony L
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Very disappointed, I went with a group of friends for lunch on a Tuesday before walking around the grounds. The cafe was busy at 1pm but service was very slow, it was at least 30 minutes before the food arrived in dribs & drabs! I ordered egg mayonnaise & cress sandwich on brown bread, no cress and the bread was not fresh, a friend had tuna & cucumber sandwich, but no cucumber and I think £5.50 for a sandwich with a small side dressing of salad is very expensive. It seemed very disorganised.
The grounds were delightful with a very large display of daffodils. I would recommend the grounds and house for a visit

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Tina595
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