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Review of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place
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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 ticket at 11:20. Our guide: Tony Boffin was extremely knowledgeable about the man and his philanthropic deeds. It really brought the visit to life. On the guided tour you do not visit all the rooms, so we went back into the house after a walk through the woodlands and a snack lunch. The rest of the rooms in the house open at 1:00pm.
I would echo some comments about the cafe, in that it is really small, not very well laid out and has a skeleton staff which meant a wait for food. Come on NT, this needs sorting out. However, the sandwiches we had were freshly prepared and quite filling.

Thank Sian L
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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 original to the house. The docents were knowlegable and enthusiastic and added a lot to the experience. The big disappointment was the cafe. It is very small and on the day we went there was a very limited range of options but the main problems were finding someone to come and serve us and then the wait for the food...we were the only customers waiting at the time but it seemed an enternity before the food arrived...while we appreciate the sandwiches were freshly made it really doesn't take that long to knock together a sandwich and bit of salad, and there were two of them ! When they did arrive my husbands coffee was barely warm and my 'smoked salmon and cream cheese' sand wich was very short on salmon but overwhelmed with cream cheese ...frankly 'not worth the calories' . Hopefully this was just a blip as the experience fell well below the standard we have come to expect of NT cafes.

Thank BertheUK
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a very interesting afternoon visiting this house. A remarkable man who did so much for the community. We were first given a talk in the (beautiful) gardens about the life of Lord Nuffield and how he had this lovely house built for him and his wife. The house has been kept just as it was in the 30's.
Having moved from making bicycles to cars and founding his Morris empire he then became involved in helping the community. There is an original Iron Lung on show in an outhouse which was fascinating to see. He apparently gave money to provide 5,000 of these throughout the country and in Europe. He then founded the Nuffield Trust. Quite an incredible man who just wanted Togo help others. Sadly they never had any family of their own.

The gardens are lovely and there is a small cafe within them.
Well worth a visit it also has a small shop

Thank Rosemary64
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I knew Nuffield Place well before the National Trust took it over.
Thank goodness they did keeping this wonderful home as a tribute to an amazing man one of our giants of the past,William Morris later Lord Nuffield an example to us all.

Thank 395grizzly
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a smashing very livable house, home of remarkable Lord Nuffield. Well worth a visit. Garden is a work in progress and we can revisit to follow progress. Loved it!

Thank Lynne B
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