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Buscot House

Buscot Park, Faringdon SN7 8BU, England
+44 1367 240786
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Buscot Park is the home of the Henderson family and the present Lord Faringdon with his eldest son James and his wife Lucinda. They look after the property on behalf of the National Trust as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objects d'art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house. Built between 1780 and 1783 for a local landowner, Edward Loveden Townsend, the estate was purchased in 1889 by Lord Faringdon's great-grandfather, Alexander Henderson, a financier of exceptional skill and ability, who in 1916 was created the 1st Lord Faringdon. He greatly enlarged the house, commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden, and laid the foundations of the Faringdon Collection. Among his many purchases were Rembrandt's portrait of 'Pieter Six', Rossetti's portrait of 'Pandora', and Burne-Jones's famous series, 'The Legend of the Briar Rose'. Among his many purchases, his grandson and heir, Gavin Henderson, added considerably to the collection, acquiring important furniture designed by Robert Adam and Thomas Hope, and was instrumental in returning the house to its late eighteenth century appearance. The family, together with their fellow Trustees, continue to add to the collection, to freshen its display, and to enliven the gardens and grounds.
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Buscot Park, Faringdon SN7 8BU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely NT House and gardens with outstanding Art and Ceramics in the house. Beautiful gardens, impeccably maintained and vast areas to walk with features to keep all interested.. Lovely lake and water vistas. Ample parking and an eclectic tea room. And do not forget the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked a sunny bank holiday weekend for a visit to the gardens. We took my Mum who is unwell and not able to walk far. We had taken a wheelchair, but were offered the loan of a mobility scooter. This was brilliant. She was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still occupied by Lord Faringdon and his family and so not open daily like National Trust property. NT members are admitted foc . There is a pleasant tea room and clean toilet facilities, but the hilights are the lovely gardens with the Terracotta Warrior statues...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been looking for somewhere to take my 4 year old in the sunshine. I arrived at 1pm and made use of the newish picnic seating on a grassy area to the side of the car park. I then made use of the toilets...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting regularly for a few years now and love it. The gardens are immaculate. The New Zealand parking attendant is friendly and always finds time to talk. Well worth a visit.

Thank Eileen D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating and well furnished 18th C house with huge landscaped gardens. You really need to allow at least two hours for a visit and even then, you will not see everything. There are so many 'walks' through different areas of the vast landscaped grounds, you...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place - it’s not overly obvious on the web site - but it’s free NT access/ parking etc Get there early for better parking. Bring a camera - it’s a joy to photograph Gardens and excellent even in winter- can’t wait...More

Thank Jeremy D
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Have been a couple of times to the house and gardens and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The house is smaller than most National Trust places I have been to, but all the same it was still a good viewing. I must say the gardens are...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We visited the house years ago on a very wet day and promised ourselves that we would return to see the garden which we have only some ten ish years later! So well worth the effort! I would say it is one of the most...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

This house is a little different from other trust houses as the owners reside and maintain the property. The house is furnished and adorned in a more opulent way than the other NT properties and is well worth seeing. The grounds are absolutely wonderful and...More

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Keiko2204
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Response from Julie C | Property representative |
The family more than abide by the terms of the lease with the National Trust, the grounds already being open extra days. Depending on the Winter/Spring weather the daffodils and cherry blossom are quite often at there best... More
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