My husband and I had a most enjoyable time yesterday at this fascinating property.
The wonderful guide was so good at bringing the house and its owners(lord and Lady Nuffield)amusingly and interestingly alive for our small group. The children in particular were engaged counting pictures and clocks and getting a good insight into life in this era.
She patiently answered all our questions and brought this whole era with the Nuffield couple and all original examples of arts and crafts art deco tapestries materials that they had collected and remained in the house from that time so vibrantly to our attention.
Lord Nuffield made his considerable wealth from inventions of the Morris car and having no children gave generously 11 billion pounds to charity in his lifetime. Choosing to live quite simply.
The garden was bursting with colour and the parkland a joy to walk around.
This was one of the best houses we have visited to date (our 175 over the years) and NOT to be missed. Sat nav really important to locate property.