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National Trust Properties & Gardens

BADDESLEY CLINTON - NATIONAL TRUST

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Enjoy the fresh air on our estate walks, treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea in our new look Barn Restaurant, see the seasons change in the gardens, visit the beautiful moated manor house, browse in our gift shop or simply find a quiet spot and relax. With all this and a varied events programme, Baddesley is truly a place to come back to.

The magic of the moat, the stories of priest hunters and the freedom of the surrounding countryside means there’s something for everyone. A bit of imagination goes a long way – you can take part in seasonal activities or you can explore and find your own fun.

COUGHTON COURT - NATIONAL TRUST

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This National Trust property is set in the Warwickshire countryside, Coughton Court is a house full of secrets and intrigue.

Coughton has been home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years, this finest of Tudor houses stands testament to a family’s courage in maintaining their beliefs. From a position of high favour to one of fear and oppression post-Reformation, the Throckmorton’s were leaders in a dangerous age, helping to bring about Catholic emancipation in the 19th century.

Explore this story of fascinating personalities through the ‘family album’ of portraits and Catholic treasures around the house. Coughton is still very much a family home with an intimate feel: the Throckmorton family live here, managing the stunning gardens which they have created.

Learn all about the fascinating stories in the house, find your own quiet corner in the family gardens or join us at one of our many events taking place throughout the year

 

CHARLECOTE PARK - NATIONAL TRUST

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Very much a family home, the Lucys have lived at Charlecote for 900 years and this connection continues today.

Discover the stories of the family in the house with its striking interiors. Today you can see how Mary Elizabeth and her husband lovingly extended and furnished their home in Victorian times with objects collected from around the world.  The historic kitchen and outbuildings invite you to get hands on and join in with the hustle and bustle of ‘below stairs’ from cooking on the open range to washing in the laundry.

Open all year round visitors can stroll through the picturesque gardens with a colourful parterre overlooking the river Avon and shady woodland garden. The Capability Brown parkland is yours to explore and is perfect for young feet to run uninhibited. Keep a look out for the fallow deer who have roamed the parkland since Tudor times

 

 

FARNBOROUGH HALL - NATIONAL TRUST

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Nestled in the heart of rural Warwickshire, surrounded by elegant lakes and fine landscape gardens sits Farnborough Hall. Made from the locally quarryed Horton honey-coloured stone, this country house shimmers in the sunlight.

Inside, the finest 18th-century plasterwork, depicting natural beauty and wildlife, adorns the interiors. On your way around you'll spot many treasures that were collected during the Grand Tour, as well as sentimental family items and photographs.

HIDCOTE MANOR GARDENS, NATIONAL TRUST

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Hidcote Manor Garden is one of England’s great gardens and is famous for its rare trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from all over the world.

The 300 acre estate, comprising farmland, the Manor and the hamlet of Hidcote Bartrim, was purchased in 1907 by Gertrude Winthrop, an American widow and her son Major Lawrence Johnston.

Johnston began to create the garden from a ten acre field containing just a few trees.  He divided the garden into a series of outdoor ‘rooms’ using hedges and walls.  Each room was designed to have its own special and unique character.

One of England’s great Arts and Crafts gardens, famous for its rare trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from all over the world. The garden is divided by tall hedges and walls to create a series of ‘rooms’

 

 

KINWARTON DOVECOTE - NATIONAL TRUST

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A lovely and rare 14th-century circular dovecote with metre-thick walls, hundreds of nesting holes and original rotating ladder, nestled in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside.

When you visit Kinwarton Dovecote make the most of your day by visiting nearby Coughton Court, a Tudor house set in beautiful grounds, which is roughly a ten minute drive from the dovecote.

PACKWOOD HOUSE - NATIONAL TRUST

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The culmination of a lifetime of dreams: salvaged objects and exotic pieces come together in a Jacobean meets Edwardian style. 

The house was originally built in the 16th century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the First and Second World Wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture.

Find peace and quiet in the stunning gardens and relax among the beautiful borders. Lose yourself in the Yew Garden or visit the newly restored 18th century gentleman’s Kitchen Garden and pick up some ideas for your own plot.

UPTON HOUSE & GARDENS - NATIONAL TRUST

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Stepping inside the house you'll find yourself surrounded by Lord Bearsted’s internationally important art and porcelain collections, with works by artists such as Canaletto, Stubbs and Hogarth. Delve deeper and you’ll discover what life was like at Upton in 1938 – read about Lord Bearsted’s passion for art as well as his support for the local community and Jewish causes in Europe.  Discover how the family made their fortune in the Squash Court Gallery exhibition Shell and the Art of Advertising.

Lady Bearsted was passionate about developing the gardens with designed Kitty Lloyd Jones. The sweeping lawn gives way to a series of terraces and herbaceous borders leading to a mirror pool.  There is a kitchen garden, a tranquil bog garden, spring bulb displays and National Collection of Aster, flowering in late September.

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SNOWSHILL MANOR & GARDENS - NATIONAL TRUST

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Snowshill Manor is a Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures collected over a life time by Charles Wade

Inside these rooms you can discover this eclectic collection that he restored and displayed. We have maintained the atmospheric settings he created with low lighting and few labels. From tiny toys to Samurai armour, musical instruments to fine clocks, thousands of objects are laid out for you to see just as Mr Wade intended.

The garden is the perfect place to unwind and explore hidden vistas, quiet corners and unexpected delights including Charles Wade’s uncomplicated home, the Priest’s House.

“Let nothing perish” was his motto, and his life was dedicated to doing just that. From the everyday to the extraordinary, you can discover his passion for craftsmanship, colour and design.

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