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Piano room and gardens the stars

Quite some interesting pieces in this important house, I would have loved to be at a dinner party... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marianne C
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Burnham, United Kingdom
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House and Garden well worth a visit

Interesting house with some beautiful furniture and paintings including a trompe l'oeil painting of... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
4Nige
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 days ago
“Piano room and gardens the stars”
19 Jul 2017
“House and Garden well worth a visit”
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Dorneywood Road, Burnham, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a National Trust property that is leased to 'Dorneywood Trust'. It was originally given to the nation for the use of Prime Ministers but became a country retreat for Chancellors. It is fairly modest (within context) and not at all grand with pleasant...More

1  Thank nijari
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite some interesting pieces in this important house, I would have loved to be at a dinner party with senior level government figures. Surprisingly small space for such big people in big topics, intimate. Gardens are lovely, not overdone, big trees, lovely spaces to sit,...More

Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Come here on and of and the cakes are always good. Getting served can be a bit hit and miss depending on the day.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Interesting house with some beautiful furniture and paintings including a trompe l'oeil painting of a wall cabinet with an actual cabinet and contents copied as closely as possible from the painting. Lovely gardens. A grace and favour home for government ministers usually the chancellor and...More

1  Thank 4Nige
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Had to pre book this visit to dorneywood house as it is only open for a certain number of days each year. Well organised and easy to book. The house was very interesting being the country retreat of the chancellor of the exchequer and the...More

1  Thank robertQ1064LW
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

But it's lovely, peaceful, well planted, as a charity it's probably struggling to afford enough gardeners to keep it all in tip top condition. Go in one of the rare days when the house is open and suck in the political headlines if a house...More

Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Managed to view the house & gardens without prebooking & we were so glad we visited. Such a gorgeous house, it mamaged to be very grand but homely at the same time & would be the perfect place to entertain important guests. The added history...More

1  Thank virgolizzy
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Dorneywood is traditionally the country residence of a senior member of the Government, usually a Secretary of State or Minister of the Crown.The house was open from 18 to 30 July 2015 but places were limited so booking was essential,to visit the house.This is well...More

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