Having remained under the ownership of a single family for a significant portion of its existence, Chastleton, a Jacobean country house, has successfully preserved its distinctive character, earning endearing nicknames like “time capsule” and “treasure trove.” With minimal influence from the modern era, the sensation of stepping back in time is palpable. The enchanting aura of neglect extends into the cosy garden where your visit can encompass a delightful game of croquet, the chance to admire the herbaceous borders or the time to take a stroll through the kitchen garden. The original layout of the garden remains largely intact, thoughtfully designed as a series of unique “rooms” waiting to be explored. Notably, Chastleton played a pivotal role in setting the rules of croquet, making it an ideal place to test your skills at this charming sport.
Chastleton opens its doors from Wednesday to Sunday, welcoming visitors between March and October starting at 1 pm, with the last admission one hour before closing time at 4 pm. National Trust.