Newark Park

Newark Park, Ozleworth: Hours, Address, Newark Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Newark Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley to the Mendips beyond. This remote corner of south Gloucestershire is a secret and unspoilt place, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction. A place of architectural intrigue, quaint gardens and sprawling parkland there is much to see and do at Newark.Founded by an influential English courtier to Henry VIII in 1550; the house and estate since went from boom to bust, to its dramatic rescue by a Texan architect in the 20th century. Newark has an incredible story to tell.
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LondonWelshboyo
Edgware, UK226 contributions
Oct 2021
This National Trust owned hunting lodge is all about the setting and the views. getting here takes you along some very narrow roads but it is really worth it when you arrive. The view over the valley is stunning and there are a number of trails through the extensive grounds but you need boots.
Inside the house, the guides really bring it all to life and make the visit worthwhile. It is not well known but worth the trip.
Written November 8, 2021
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Janet W
Wokingham, UK10 contributions
Oct 2021
Newark house is poorly illustrated in the NT handbook in my opinion - the location and views are stunning ! Its remoteness adds to its charm. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and its history very interesting.

However there was inadequate investment in basic catering which was hard on a cold day particularly as it was so remote.

I know funds are tight but more should be invested in this place.
Written November 1, 2021
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Mrs Bear
Poole, UK1,384 contributions
Oct 2021
Whilst on holiday in the area we visited this National Trust property. It is best not to trust the sat nav and follow the brown signs which will get you there more easily.

On arrival parking is in a field and free to National Trust members but you still need to use your membership card to get a ticket from the machine.

Toilets are a temporary type structure by the entrance and seem to be the only toilets on site.

The house is lovely and very interesting.

The gardens are well tended and there are some good walks through the woods but you need walking boots and it is steep in places and can be muddy and slippery.

They are working in the woods currently and there are tractors operating so you need to be careful.

The cafe is inadequate. Coffee was fine but when we went back for sandwiches instead of these being served in the usual packaging the girl serving put them on a paper plate. We were not ready to eat so asked if the sandwiches could be wrapped in cling film and at that point she rolled her eyes at us. Clearly that was far too much trouble. We were quite annoyed at the attitude and it could not have been that big an ask.

Overall a nice visit but spoilt by the attitude of the girl in the cafe.
Written October 28, 2021
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Graham C
Croydon, UK169 contributions
Oct 2021
Don't let Google take you to Newark House in Hempsted! That Newark house is about 10 miles away and is a block of flats.
Written October 22, 2021
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MikeyG53
Emersons Green, UK2,211 contributions
Oct 2021
Being National Trust members has really worked well for us, and we rarely visit anywhere without first seeing if there is an NT property to visit.

We were visiting the Dursley area to collect a wine order from a local vineyard, but decided to make a day of it, taking in lunch and then visiting this NT property.

Newark house is a Grade I listed country house of Tudor origins, located close to the small village of Ozleworth near Wotton-under-Edge. The house sits in the 700 acre Newark Park estate at the southern end of the Cotswold Ridge, with views over the Severn Valley and out towards to the Severn Estuary. The placement and orientation of the house is designed to maximise views which, at an elevation of approximately 250mtrs (820ft), are simply stunning.

We spent almost three hours visiting the house and gardens. Only the ground and second floors of the four floors (including a basement) are currently open to the public. We looked around some of the gardens including some walks down the escarpment to a folly, a lake and additional flower gardens. The woodland paths were mostly closed for tree surgery. The walled garden, adjacent to the house, had a good floral display, but sadly this display was all but over, due to it being well into autumn at the time of our visit.

We have made a mental note to make a return visit to see the garden displays at their zenith.

The only unsatisfactory element to our trip was that the NT café was not open, due to staffing issues. This was a shame because we could have done with a refreshing cuppa after our extensive tour.

We were very obliged to two NT Volunteers for their help in understanding the history of the building as it is now, from it’s beginnings as a Tudor Hunting Lodge built in the mid-16th Century though significant extensions in the late 17th Century and also the late 19th Century. The information provided was enhanced by the use of a model of several pieces that were took apart, and reassembled, to demonstrate the building stages that took place over 300-odd years. We were also told about the private quarters at the top of the original hunting lodge, where there have been some fashion celebrity connections.
Written October 17, 2021
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Richard314
Salisbury, UK68 contributions
Oct 2021
We visited on a very damp day but this didn't spoil our visit to the house. The guides were exceptional, bringing the history to life and answering our questions with interesting, well-informed answers - thank you. Sadly the weather prevented walks through the grounds, so we will return as the gardens appeared fabulous.

The great shame is that we could not have an 'inside' cup of tea, perhaps the NT should consider a further outbuilding to provide this facility (possibly depending on visitor numbers).
Written October 4, 2021
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Dfamily999
Northamptonshire, UK35 contributions
Sep 2021
Really enjoyed our visit . Lovely walks and gardens . Very interesting house which was brought to life by the excellent guides . The only down was the coffee shop. When we went for something for lunch at 1.15 on a Sunday they had no savoury food available , no sandwiches , sausage rolls etc ... The only offering was pre packaged cake . There is no excuse for this given the constant reminders of the need for funds , and food should be a good source of income .
Written September 23, 2021
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Fairreview
Bristol, UK8 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Lovely surroundings, excellent walk. Dog friendly. No evidence of recycling taking place, dog waste is placed with general waste. The coffee shop which used to be excellent is however poor. The drinks are average priced but a slice of pre packed fruit cake that retails at £1 has a price tag of £3.25. I’m all for supporting the NT but this is cashing in
Written September 20, 2021
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justgimmethefaxmaam
South Devon. UK85 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a wonderful old Tudor building looking across to a really remarkable view.
Newark Park is quite secluded so not very busy. There are clean toilets in the spacious car park and a little cafe in the grounds.
The knowledgeable guides provided interesting insights to the history of the house.
There are a range of walks to suit all abilities
Written September 13, 2021
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R S
Bristol, UK17 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
An absolutely beautiful setting - charming , serene location. Three floors now open - interesting Tudor hunting lodge. So many original features. The stained glass window as you go up the stairs is breathtaking beautiful. Lovely walks around the estate gardens - quite steep but beautiful scenery. Good coffee & cafe - quite basic offerings but glad it was there. Jazz in the walled garden was super special too. GREAT VISIT - will definitely revisit.
Written September 6, 2021
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