National Trust Properties & Gardens
CLINTON - NATIONAL TRUST
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.
COURT - NATIONAL TRUST
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
PARK - NATIONAL TRUST
Very much a family home, the Lucys have lived at Charlecote for 900 years and this connection
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.
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
HALL - NATIONAL TRUST
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.
MANOR GARDENS, NATIONAL TRUST
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
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’
DOVECOTE - NATIONAL TRUST
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.
HOUSE - NATIONAL TRUST
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
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.
HOUSE & GARDENS - NATIONAL TRUST
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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MANOR & GARDENS - NATIONAL TRUST
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
“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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