A Jacobean treasure

Enroute to visit family friends in the Cotswolds we took a diversion to visit another National Trust property on our quest to use our membership more frequently. This time it was Chastleton House deep in the Oxfordshire countryside.

The property was in the hands of the same family for 400 years until it was passed to the National trust. The family weren’t a rich family, and the building was largely untouched over the centuries and the National Trust decided not to do a renovation as they would often do – I thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the house and gardens.

The adjacent church had set themselves up to sell cake and tea, with chairs dotted around the cemetery. They were doing a roaring trade on a beautiful warm and sunny spring day.

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