Hughenden, a National Trust property, was the former home of Benjamin Disraeli who was one of the Prime Ministers during the reign of Queen Victoria. The ground and first floor rooms are furnished in a similar way to the way in which they would have been in his time, including having Queen Victoria’s dining chair.
The basement is given over to a Second World War display – the house had been taken over in this period for top secret charts and mapping. In addition there is one room furnished as it was in 1940. All in all an interesting glimpse into life at Hughenden during the war period.
There is a formal garden (designed by his older and wealthy wife Mary Anne) as well as a well stocked kitchen garden – free beetroot seeds were being given away when we visited. The whole estate has many countryside and woodland walks (parking, except for the disabled, is amongst trees). There is also a café, shop and picnic tables.