Uncover Buscot Park, a splendid stately mansion and an elegant family house The house of Lord Faringdon, the 18th century Buscot Park in Oxfordshire, is one of those majestic English country estates that will take you back through the ages as you walk in awe of exquisite paintings and dishes, pots and urns, furniture and fabrics. When you have the time before you visit, take a look at Buscot's website, where Lord Faringdon Hielf describes the context in which he came to stay in the house in a very nice and amusing way–this adds to the enjoyment of your visit. Of course, each (often proudly coloured) room is a treasure trove of antiques.
What is there to see and do at Buscot Park?
The Buscot Collection contains works by Rembrandt, Reynolds, Rubens, van Dyck and Murillo plus Burne Jones and Rossetti, and the present Lord Faringdon continues to expand his impressive collection. The flower-covered grounds need to be thoroughly visited in order to be understood–and there are great little bonuses like fishing in the Little Lake, a lovely water garden and beautiful frescoes. Don't miss the tea and scones in the tearoom, a former stable house.