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Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
+44 1925 690002
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Wonderful Gardens

NT property. Not many rooms are open in the house as it is still occupied by the family. It does... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GillyBean46
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Warwickshire
Hidden gem in warwickshire

This compact national trust house is lovingly looked after and presented by descendants of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Al B
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17th century honey coloured country house with heavy influence of Rococo plasterwork and Sanderson Miller landscapes.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England
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+44 1925 690002
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"the ground floor"
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"rose garden"
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"open to the public"
in 5 reviews
"domed ceiling"
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"cakes"
in 6 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 4 reviews
"national trust"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"limited opening times"
in 2 reviews
"lovely house"
in 3 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 2 reviews
"obelisk"
in 9 reviews
"plasterwork"
in 8 reviews
"marlborough"
in 17 reviews
"follies"
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"cascade"
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"rooms"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

NT property. Not many rooms are open in the house as it is still occupied by the family. It does however have the most wonderful gardens.. Several follies and outstanding views. Worth visiting at any time of the year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This compact national trust house is lovingly looked after and presented by descendants of the family that built it with possibly the same love that was put into building it in the first place. Its a real must for anyone with an understanding of italianette...More

Thank Al B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the entrance, it doesn't look very big but scratch the surface and you will find that Farnborough is bigger than it looks. The house is delightful and although there aren't many rooms-which I thought was understandable-it's a capsule into the 17th century. The staircase...More

Thank milnealison6cows2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's no shop, playground or tea room here although teas are available at the nearby village hall. But the lack of these usual NT facilities is perhaps the charm of the place as it is quieter and gives you an opportunity to look around this...More

Thank demoncodger
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Not always open to the public so it is well worth a visit when it is. The property is occupied by a family and thus only the ground floor and one of the staircases is available for the public to view. This may be disappointing...More

Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Because it was pouring with rain, we could only visit the house, which is what this review is about. For £6.70 you get to see only three rooms (one of which you couldn't even fully walk round as most of it was cordoned off!) and...More

Thank Ripper2016
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Max B, Manager at Farnborough Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your review, it is always a shame when the weather is not ideal as the house and gardens look best in the glorious sunshine. I would still emplore you to have walked around the gardens though and up the terrace (on the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on Sat 7 April. Arriving early, we were greeted outside the closed gate by another NT member who said she'd called the NT and they'd informed her that the house was not open at all in 2018. We're glad we persisted as the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Delightful house to visit. Has lots of atmosphere. The public rooms feel comfortable and welcoming. One could easily imagine sitting down and feeling at home. Lots of pictures and other details about the family. Pleasant guides - almost too keen to help. Note this house...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

A small property by NT standards but interesting and well worth a visit. It is only open on Wednesday afternoons and (I think Saturdays). After a walk round the house and a good walk round the grounds you can go to the village hall and...More

1  Thank JeanERB
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The house and estate is only open on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 5.30pm. Parking is on grass only and on busy days you may not find a spot. There are only three rooms open inside the house, and these are only on...More

Thank Philip S
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Karen S
5 August 2017|
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The grounds open at 2:00 but it is possible to walk around the lake by the overflow carpark before. Good grass area for a picnic lunch too!
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1 September 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
The paths are quite good, but I think they would be very hard going for a wheelchair and some of the paths are quite steep in places and there are steps to negotiate. I hope this has been of help to you..
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