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“Interesting little house.”
Review of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly small house, tucked away in woods between Henley and Oxford and only acquired by NT in 2011. Very typically furnished in 1930's style and left exactly as Lord Nuffield died in the early 60's. Volunteers are enthusiastic and point out interesting details in the house.

We visited on a rainy day so could not walk round the grounds so interior of the house took about an hour, it is certainly worth planning to visit this location in conjunction with Grey's Court a few miles down the road to make a full day of it.

As mentioned in other reviews don't expect a huge tea room serving full dinners - it's just one room here and a selection of sandwiches and cakes all quite pricey really, seating gets full up very quickly. Best plan would be to eat elsewhere.

Interesting to see but not much more than an hour's visit really.

Thank fork_handles
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It became clear as we went around the House that despite being a multi-millionaire, Lord Nuffield was very careful with his money and was anxious to avoid waste wherever possible, which makes a refreshing change.
As others on this site have said, the house is very "normal" in a nice way and most people will be able to relate to things here which they recall from their parents' or grandparents' homes.
He was a great philanthropist and clearly wanted to give something back to society.
Due to inclement weather, we didn't really have an opportunity to look around the gardens but will be back to do so on a better day.
It made for a lovely morning out, but don't expect too much from the tea shop - it's very small with a limited selection of food.
The gift shop is excellent though.

Thank UncleAlan471
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit if NT members. We weren't planning to stop but were glad we did. Interesting house & learning about the family. Nice gardens to walk around.

Thank Culverden23
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We were very impressed with the house, as unlike many NT houses it was more like as home you could move straight into. The history of the place and Lord Nuffields lack of ostentation wa refreshing. The gardens also are nice to walk aroiund too.
BUT the cafe should be avoided. ~The prices are very high, the food badly prepared and the Tea luke warm. he people before us complainedy and we did too politely. We were told they had only been open a week and apologised, and thanked us for our comments. When we got back home we found a large number of complaints for the same thing last year. The NT needs to take a good look at this,as the placed is great to visit, the guides are helpful, the catering is atrocious.

Thank michael-j-marchant
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This was like stepping back in time to my Grandparents home. The NT have done a great job of preserving this modest home and collection.

Watch the till prices in the cafe ... we were charged £4.50 for £2.50 sausage rolls. Error was soon rectified.

Thank Charleygirl76
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