Nestled in an Oxfordshire valley, the slow creep of time has given this cherished family home an informal and timeless atmosphere. Today, amongst the tapestries and topiary, visitors will find peeling paintwork and rambling ivy, as the National Trust brings them a home carefully preserved as it was found, not as it once was.
Where is Chastleton House located?
Chastleton House sits on the Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire border, in the 'golden triangle' between the towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold. Follow the brown National Trust signs.
What is the history of Chastleton House to the present day?
Within the warm, weathered Cotswold stone walls of this ancient country house, lie faded elegant interiors full of myths and memories - a compelling time capsule of 400 years of family life. Discover the secrets they hide, then explore the garden, a sleeping beauty preserved in graceful decline.
What is there to see and do at Chastleton House?
In the spring and summer, visitors can have a game of croquet on the very lawns where the rules of the game were first codified. Tea and light refreshments are offered in the church next door, run by volunteers from local organisations.