- more a French castle on the Loire than an English country house - so quite different
Could do better:
- Spent an hour in the queue as the car park was simply full and we were waiting for leavers (at 1130am!!). Shuttle arrangements to the house are erratic (think of it as a fully-fledged park 'n ride affair). And getting back from the house to the car was quite painful with erratic bus times etc.
- Cafes / restaurants were all full, so we were outside with our 2 year old at 4 degs C. Food was indifferent and expensive.
- Car traffic was everywhere so we could not really walk around with our little one, without picking him up every 2 minutes when the next car / bus went past.
In summary, not a normal NT property but overly touristy, awkward car parking arrangements, and a lot of walking about on car-busy roads. If you do go, avoid weekends / peak hours since the place cannot handle the volume of people.
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