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Buscot House

Buscot Park, Faringdon SN7 8BU, England
+44 1367 240786
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Buscot Park is the home of the Henderson family and the present Lord Faringdon with his eldest son James and his wife Lucinda. They look after the property on behalf of the National Trust as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objects d'art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house. Built between 1780 and 1783 for a local landowner, Edward Loveden Townsend, the estate was purchased in 1889 by Lord Faringdon's great-grandfather, Alexander Henderson, a financier of exceptional skill and ability, who in 1916 was created the 1st Lord Faringdon. He greatly enlarged the house, commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden, and laid the foundations of the Faringdon Collection. Among his many purchases were Rembrandt's portrait of 'Pieter Six', Rossetti's portrait of 'Pandora', and Burne-Jones's famous series, 'The Legend of the Briar Rose'. Among his many purchases, his grandson and heir, Gavin Henderson, added considerably to the collection, acquiring important furniture designed by Robert Adam and Thomas Hope, and was instrumental in returning the house to its late eighteenth century appearance. The family, together with their fellow Trustees, continue to add to the collection, to freshen its display, and to enliven the gardens and grounds.
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Buscot Park, Faringdon SN7 8BU, England
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+44 1367 240786
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't know much about the House and Gardens - but what a pure delight it is. Our guide was wonderful - knowledgeable, witty, charming - and the staff inside the House couldn't have been more helpful. As for the actual visit - I am almost...More

Thank Marilyn0909
Reviewed 3 days ago

The house was covered in scaffolding due to essential repairs, however, the gardens made up for this. With limited gardeners and volunteers, the gardens are immaculate and show the maintained, wonderful design and artistic illusions. We walked back to the Little Lake and bridge, that...More

Thank venetianintown
Reviewed 6 days ago

We don't live too far away but until our recent visit every other time we have thought about going it has been closed. Although a National Trust property it is run by the family and their opening hours are quite restrictive. However, once there it...More

Thank rdlt68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What kind of place only opens at 2pm? They need to make this more clear on the website to stop people from driving into the middle of nowhere only to be told there is literally nothing to do until 2pm. You are not even allowed...More

Thank robandangharad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house, well worth a visit, ( even though roof was under repair). Faringdon collection is extremely impressive. Gardens well designed and plenty of space to roam around. Only open 2-5pm although picnic area and car park available from 1pm. NT property.

Thank JSJB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with family on a sunny afternoon and we were able to enjoy walking in the lovely grounds and see the views over the lake. The house was very interesting and information was readily available via guides and laminated sheets. Unfortunately for us the outside...More

Thank tilly738
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been waiting to go to Buscot House for a few months and we finally got to go in July 2017. We did a little research in advance and found a day to visit the property. We were a little surprised at first that on...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would never have known about this (or been attracted to visit) if my friends hadn't suggested it. Wonderful afternoon roaming the gardens and park, then the house which is stuffed with original Old Masters, interesting modern glass art and as it is still lived in...More

Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with friends and really enjoyed it. Plenty to see, nice tea rooms. House interesting and the gardens are really nice.

Thank MK18Don
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My aunt lived in when I was a kid, so lots of happy memories in this area. Buscot Park is as lovely as I remembered it. The house is beautiful, originally built between 1780-83 - you are free to wander using the printed sheets in...More

Thank Trossy2015
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Keiko2204
27 March 2015|
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Response from Julie C | Property representative |
The family more than abide by the terms of the lease with the National Trust, the grounds already being open extra days. Depending on the Winter/Spring weather the daffodils and cherry blossom are quite often at there best... More
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