Visits programme for the 2018/2019 season
See below for general information about our trips.
Non-members are welcome to join us on our trips, subject to availability.
Thursday 24 May 2018 Visit to Ascott House, Wing, near Leighton Buzzard
Ascott House presents as an ‘Old English’ manor house of black and white half- timber, with red –tiled roofs and shafted brick chimneystacks. Its core is an old farmhouse thought to date from 1606. The original farmhouse has undergone many changes since being acquired by the Rothschild family in 1873. Mary Gladstone described it as ‘a palace-like cottage, the most luxurious and lovely thing I ever saw.’ The interiors feature a Victorian cornice incorporating a series of proverbs in the Common Room. Ascott House has exceptional collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain. The extensive gardens are an attractive mix of the formal and natural with specimen trees, shrubs and beautiful herbaceous borders. There is a tea-room selling light refreshments and lunches which is located at the cricket pavilion.
Visit Organiser: Jane wall Tel: 01753 645954
Pick-up points and times: Stoke Poges Village Hall 09:30 am Departure will be at 5:00 pm to return to Village Hall around 6:30pm (traffic permitting)
Cost including entry, coach and tip: £19 (NT members); £29 (non NT members)
Monday 13 August 2018 Visit to Mottisfont (NT), near Romsey Hampshire
More details to follow later
General Information about visits
Each visit will show the coach pick-up points and times but the usual ones are:
Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP --
Booking forms are published with our newsletter, and may also appear as a link with the description above.
Please note that, where given, start times are prompt but return times are approximate.
To get an idea of the kind of visits we arrange, some previous visits are listed. Also, reports are available for some visits. Click here to see our previous visits.