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Review of Claydon House

Claydon House
Ranked #8 of 61 things to do in Aylesbury
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The National Trust and the Claydon Estate work in partnership to run Claydon House, courtyard and gardens. Claydon House, run by the National Trust, displays splendid 18th Century interiors while the gardens, run by the Claydon Estate, include formal gardens, a woodland walk, and a productive kitchen garden. The courtyard, also run by the Claydon Estate, is an arts and artisan hub housing several boutiques including a picture framer, sculptor, painter, potter, florist and National Trust book shop. There is also an on-site holiday cottage, 'Phoenix Tea Rooms' and event room 'The Stables' available for private hire.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time with my nieces at Claydon house. We had a really great time and felt very welcome. The restaurant is small and busy at busy times.

Thank Fingella
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It is worth visiting the house just to see the carvings in wood covering the ceilings and walls, the massive Cuban mahogany doors and the incredible sweep of the staircase with inlaid woods of various kinds by a Joseph Rose.A guide who we found very helpful is called Pat.

Thank barbara_nunn
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Claydon and it was just a quick visit.

The wooden work through the house is impressive.

After having read a review I can confirm that the top floor was open when we visited (end Oct).

1  Thank Martafco
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This house has interiors decorated in late eighteenth-century rococo style with carvings and plasterwork of extreme elaboration. The ground floor is amazing enough with huge rooms - rather barely furnished, it has to be said - but the biggest surprise awaits on the first floor with the Chinese Room, decorated with the most fantastically carved alcove in a completely OTT Chinese style.

The downside is the lack of furnishing in many of the rooms (most of the belongings were sold off in the eighteenth century) - and the fact that because most of the objects that do remain still belong privately to the Verney family, rather than to the National Trust, no photography is allowed inside.

This will not be to everyone's taste - one of the guides described the Chinese Room as a 'Marmite room' - but as a sample of what overweening ambition could lead to in the latter part of the eighteenth century it takes some beating.

Thank UKDavidL
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Place of Great History the Guide at the property take you through every piece of history relating the family who originally owned this country estate. The Family still owned part of the property and occupies their gardens well kept must pay extra to enter private gardens.
The Country property has a Spiral Stair Case which is the show piece and lots of History through the century's on display must see Place. (Need a Car or Organised Tour Bus to reach the Property, 'Taxi's too costly')

Thank Dominic006
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