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Kingston Bagpuize House

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"Lord Merton's house" in Downtown Abbey.

KB is a small but charming country house only 20 minutes from Oxford. On arrival we discovered to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
Lovely House

Part of Historic Houses, the owner personally showed us some of the highlights. The printed leaflet... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

KB is a small but charming country house only 20 minutes from Oxford. On arrival we discovered to our delight that it was one of the houses used to film Downtown Abbey - '"Lord Merton's" house to be precise. DA fans will recognize the lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Part of Historic Houses, the owner personally showed us some of the highlights. The printed leaflet does a good job of explaining the many points of interest in the house. Gardens are lovely and the tea room pleasant and reasonably priced. Lovely way to spend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Usually we visit the house and garden in late spring and summer. This year we decided to view the snowdrops. We were not disappointed. Both large and smaller drifts occur throughout the estate which is an easy flat walk. The free leaflet shows there are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Neil S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

An impressive looking house. Just 4 downstairs rooms to view and entrance hall. Wealth of history and knowledgeable owner. Nice walk round the grounds and gardens. Short visit. Tea room is in the basement but there is seating outside if you want to carry tea...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Living nearby i finally visited this house and gardens. Overall very happy with the experience and enjoyed both the house and grounds. Excellent herbaceous border and well kept lawns, very pleasant walking areas easily found with an excellent map. The house visit is restricted towards...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you want a splendid, perfect, and magnificent backdrop for a family wedding then look no further than KBH. It has everything already in place plus a willing and innovative on-site team who know no boundaries when it comes to ensuring a unique and memorable...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Rarely is one's guide the owner of such a historic building, the one who shares her personal knowledge and appreciation of its history and contents. Mrs Virginia Grant does that in style. Her guests need to match her stamina. After tea/coffee and a large slice...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Gaedoh
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We visit many of this type of property over the year and this was a lovely visit where the volunteers and staff were all very helpful and pleasant to talk to. We also judge the cake and cost of cake at all these places. Now...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Misty52
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Kingston Bagpuize House is an amazing property with many highlights including its beautiful staircase and interiors, Georgian furniture, pictures by Romney and Gainsborough but most of all its owner: Mrs Grant. I've now met her on about three occasions (she seemed surprised to see me...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Harry B
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Interesting & beautiful house, but with only 5 rooms open to the public and with blah gardens, it was a bit pricey. As it is still privately owned, I'm happy to support them, but think a little more "bang for the buck" would make the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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