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Nuffield Place

| Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5RY, England
+44 1491 641224
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Nuffield Place is a surprisingly modest house, for a man who was at one point the richest man in... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Xraydiant
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Sale, United Kingdom
Wort a visit when you are in the area

Its not the sort of house that you would expect the richest man in England to live in but its his... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Alan S
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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| Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5RY, England
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Nuffield Place is a surprisingly modest house, for a man who was at one point the richest man in the world. The house interior has been set out, by the National Trust, as it would have been in the thirties - anyone older than 60...More

Thank Xraydiant
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Its not the sort of house that you would expect the richest man in England to live in but its his furniture and personal items so who sre we to judge. Our guide round the house was very enthusiastic and full of facts about Lord...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a very modest house for a very wealthy man. Set out as it would be in the thirties it is not exceptional as a building but the story of Lord Nuffield’s life is very unusual and is told well by the guides. As...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Was left feeling that Nuffield College’s White Elephant had been transferred to the National Trust. Interesting aspects - Lutyens-style brickwork and some windows reminiscent of Hampstead Garden Suburb; Gloriously 1930s tiling and bathroom fittings, authentically horrifying iron lung, but somehow a hollow experience. The former...More

Thank Phila L
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited on a very miserable day unfortunately so didn't look around the garden and outside areas as much as we would have liked. We found the house very interesting and the guides were excellent and knowledgeable. I would have liked a little more information...More

Thank paulandjanegibson
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Visited today with friends, our second visit. Once again an interesting house with helpful and informative room staff, but the tearoom.........oh dear, uncleared tables, dirty cups which had to be replaced, poor service, certainly one of the poorest NT tea rooms we have been to....not...More

Thank enidt
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Second visit to the house but first visit to the tea room, still enjoyed looking around and learnt even more about this fascinating man and his family and would recommend to anybody that this is a worthwhile national trust property, the tea room however is...More

Thank lynandbob
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A small house, especially for such a wealthy man, with a strong 1930s atmosphere. If you like that period, it will be a delight; if not, it's a little underwhelming. Surrounded by pleasant gardens. Track to the car park a bit bumpy and full of...More

Thank Anon_Bristol_12
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Quite a modest house, compared to some other National Trust properties, but a reflection of the man who lived there: William Morris/ Lord Nuffield.We visited on a Saturday morning, turning up just before 11 and had a walk around the garden before our timed entry...More

Thank Sian L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to the house.and garden which was most informative. Lord Nuffield was a man ahead of his time with many interests and his philanthropy was diverse. The decor in his home is typical of the age and all the artefacts are...More

Thank BertheUK
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466brian
5 August 2017|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
Oops that should have read 'best to check it out on their website. ' It is a national trust property
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NBN500
4 May 2017|
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Response from Lawrie52 | Reviewed this property |
I saw visitors with dogs on leads in the garden
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Stephanie W
3 January 2017|
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Response from MKHappyTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Always check the website. Many are closed 🔐 during winter. Hope it was open for you.
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