Greys Court is a Tudor country house and delightful gardens in the idyllic setting of the southern Chiltern Hills at Rotherfield Greys, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. It is now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.
From a Tudor show house to 20th-century family home, Greys Court has only been inhabited by five families in its long history. The mansion today is a patchwork of styles that hint at the various fortunes and tastes of the occupants.
The gardens at Greys Court were virtually derelict when the Brunner family arrived in 1937. Lady Brunner, in particular, was keen to make a haven of tranquillity, which she wished to share with visitors. Let yourself be inspired by this garden, or take some quiet time to reflect.
Fresh and seasonal delights are served daily in our café. Why not take some time to treat yourself to a home-made cake, warming soup or delicious scone at The Cowshed café. Once home to Sir Felix’s and Lady Brunner’s herd of prize-winning Guernsey cows, The Cowshed is now a warm and cosy tea-room where you can enjoy a variety of food and drink during your visit.
Situated in the old Woodshed, our shop has a wide range of gifts available. From children’s books and plants to jewellery and beer, there is something for everyone! Outside the shop, there is a variety of plants available for purchase and some beautiful outdoor sculptures. You can also find seasonal produce to buy within the walled gardens and garden tools inside the shop! You can also buy seasonal plants, flowers and vegetables grown in the greenhouses, borders and kitchen garden. You can find them displayed near the greenhouse and outside the potting shed at the far end of the formal gardens.
Set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns, the estate grounds are full of glorious wooded parkland and rambling walks ready for you to explore. Enjoy a 3km Greys estate walk following the red arrows through the farmland and beech woods. Thanks to the wonderful work of the Chiltern Society this walk is now stile-free. The paths are uneven and may be muddy depending on the weather. Dogs must be kept under close control on this walk as you may come across different types of wildlife and grazing farm animals.
Henley-on-Thames 3 miles
West of Henley-on-Thames. From Nettlebed mini-roundabout on A4130 take B481 and property is signed to the left after approximately 3 miles. There is also a direct route from Henley-on-Thames town centre. Follow signs to Badgemore Golf Club towards Peppard, approximately 3 miles out of Henley. There’s free parking about 220 yards from Greys Court.