Chastleton House is a rare gem of a Jacobean country house hidden in the rolling Cotswold countryside and on the borders of 3 counties: Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire.
Built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant as an impressive statement of wealth and power, it was more or less owned by the same increasingly impoverished family for 400 years until it came into the care of the National Trust in 1991.
Chastleton remained essentially a time capsule and a hidden treasure-trove as the interiors and collection gradually succumbed to the ravages of time. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoilt setting.
Chastleton House has a beautiful garden and stunning house along with a well-stocked secondhand bookshop. There is no shop or tea-room, so you can truly believe you have stepped back in time.
Roam through rooms full of rare objects without ropes or barriers and a kitchen ceiling last cleaned in 1612. Stroll through the beautiful and intriguing Jacobean garden. Spot a 400 year old tree, find the kitchen garden and count the topiary in the Best Garden.
During open season, Chastleton House is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1.00pm to 5.00pm with the last admission one hour before closing. Please check the National Trust website for open season dates.
Dogs are allowed on leads in the field opposite the house.