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Canons Ashby

Daventry NN11 3SD, England
+44 1327 861900
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Fascinating house and church

Typical national trust house with helpful volunteers and lovely gardens. The house is but timed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony B
Daventry, United Kingdom
Make sure you visit the church too!

Dropped in here on a busy December Saturday afternoon, the car park was packed. The house is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“tea room” (59 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Daventry NN11 3SD, England
+44 1327 861900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical national trust house with helpful volunteers and lovely gardens. The house is but timed ticket and equite interesting for a smallish NT house. It's worth checking out the church which has a fascinating history. Nice picnic spots in the grounds and some deer

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here on a busy December Saturday afternoon, the car park was packed. The house is a short walk away and there was a Christmas through the ages theme, with the house suitably and pleasantly decorated. This started outside with lights and a nice...More

Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like coming back here as we live in Daventry and it's well worth the visit. The bookshop was well stocked and the cafe was worthwhile. Good coffee and cake on hand. We are glad we came back.z

Thank chris504019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As NT members this is one of our locals and we have been a few times. Most recent visit coincided with the house being dressed for Christmas and was lovely to see such an effective achievement using natural materials. At the time of this visit...More

Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 4 December 2017

It was interesting to see a building that had developed though the centuries and been improved to a budget as the owners were not aristocracy just basic farmers in the beginning, it becomes obvious as you tour the building and see how very little has...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Visited with w group of friends with our toddlers. The staff in the car park were great, welcoming us and directing us where to go. They were great with the kids and took them up to the house on the buggy. The tea room didn’t...More

Thank scrappermcgrew
Reviewed 27 November 2017

A great thing about Canons Ashby is the surprise it springs upon you. After you've driven a seemingly fair time along an enticing tree lined B road to get here, almost blink and you've missed an obscenely large church and house with some modest grounds....More

Thank Latsian
CanonsAshby, Communications Officer at Canons Ashby, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review- we're glad you enjoy the surprising aspects of Canons Ashby. We're not entirely sure what you mean about parking in farmer's fields, as we do not charge for parking and our neighbours do not...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Well preserved property, kept as it was some 200/300 years ago. There is not a massive collection of expensive crockery in the dining room or polished brass pans in the kitchen. What they do have is utensils, furniture and arte facts that are displayed in...More

Thank Alexander R
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Very family friendly. We did not see inside the house this time as it was close to closing and felt it a little overpriced, art £11.50 per adult. Would like to experience it though. The gardens were breathtaking, even this time of year. Lots to...More

Thank Aaxpc
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Canon Ashby on a sunny autumn day. It’s not one of the big National Trust places. There is a 16th century House, gardens, a medieval priory chapel, a tea room and a shop. The formal garden was impressive. From there you will enjoy...More

Thank LV_Way
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8 October 2016|
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Response from P3439USandrewr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe you can access the book shop & it certainly worth a visit.
Vicky B
18 May 2015|
Response from M L M | Property representative |
Hi Vicky, we love to welcome dogs in the paddock, the tea room garden and the parkland for walkies. We don't allow dogs in the house or formal gardens in order to protect these sensitive and delicate environments... More
Tina B
25 February 2015|
Response from M L M | Property representative |
You are most welcome to visit the tea room without having to pay for entry to the house. On Saturday we open at 10.30 and our favourite treat is the heavenly cheese scone and butter. Enjoy your visit.