Newark Park is a National Trust property in the Cotswolds. The Tudor hunting lodge is set in 700 acres of uninterrupted countryside. It was built 450 years ago using mediaeval stones from a dissolved abbey. It took an American Bob Parsons 30 years to restore the building and landscape the gardens.
It was lovely weather the day we visited, which was just as well because my cousin had a dodgy knee, which prevented her from walking too far. She found a seat in the beautiful sunny garden, whilst we did a tour of the house. Then we joined her for tea and cakes. I queued for quite some time at the tea pavilion to buy something for us all.
Although we enjoyed our visit it was just a pity that there was no sit down restaurant. The scenery was stunning and the house was interesting. For those people who have young grandchildren there is a lot of space for them to run around and two play areas.