Joint Spring Visit - Hughenden and Greys Court - Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. The House was purchased by Benjamin Disraeli as his country home in 1848 and was cherished by himself and his wife Mary Anne. Securing the manor was vital to the realisation of his political ambitions and his personal aspirations and it provided the setting for political drama, royal visits and a personal love story. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia.
A secret wartime past is revealed in the Second World War room in the cellars, with interactive exhibits and eye-witness accounts. Experience the impressive wartime displays in the ice house bunker and find out why Hughenden was high on Hitler's hit list.
Greys Court - A family home, delightful gardens and an idyllic setting
An intimate family home and peaceful estate set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns. This picturesque 16th-century mansion and tranquil gardens were home to the Brunner family until recent years. The house exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms. The series of walled gardens is a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins. Other buildings from earlier eras include the Great Tower from the 14th century and a rare Tudor donkey wheel, in use until the early 20th century.
Contact and further information
For further information contact Piers Sturney Telephone no 01483 420641. Or by email.
Departure point: Secrett’s Farm Shop Car Park, Chapel Lane, Milford GU8 5HU.
Assembly: 8:45 Secrett’s Farm Shop, Milford
Depart: 9:00 sharp
Arrive: 10:30 Arrive at Hughenden
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments at the Stableyard cafe
11:00 – 13:45 Self-tour of the house, garden and grounds
Free Talks: 12:00 Free History of the Manor & Gardens
12:45 Free WWII Operation Hillside story
Lunch: The Stableyard café serves tasty sandwiches, cakes and hot meals freshly prepared in the café, daily from 12:00 noon. You may wish to bring a picnic lunch.
Depart: 14:00 Coach departs Hughenden
Arrive: 14:45 Arrive at Greys Court
15:00 Self-tour around the House, Garden and Grounds with the Cowshed tea-room serving afternoon teas and home made cakes
Depart: 16:45 Reassemble and depart Greys Court for Secrett’s Farm Shop, Milford
Arrive: 18:30 Secrett’s Farm Shop, Milford
Cost of the trip:
£14 per person for the coach. Entrance to both properties and gardens free for National Trust members
Non-members need to pay an additional fee of £20.90 entrance at the gate on the day.