By remaining within the same family for much of its existence, Chastleton has been able to retain its unique spirit and collection being affectionately called a time capsule and treasure trove. With little intrusion from the modern age, you can literally feel like you are stepping back in time as you enter the front door.
The spirit of romantic neglect continues out into the intimate garden where a visit can include a game of croquet, a perusal of the kitchen garden and herbaceous borders or for the little ones a game of hide and seek in the topiary. The Jacobean layout largely remains intact with the garden designed to have different ‘rooms’ to explore. The rules of Croquet were codified at Chastleton so there is no better place to try your hand at the sport. The croquet set is available to enjoy most afternoons, weather depending.
Chastleton is open Wednesday to Sunday between March and October from 1pm with last entry one hour before closing at 4pm. There is no official on-site National Trust tea room at Chastleton but refreshments can be purchased Wednesday to Saturday in the local Church with proceeds going to local charities. On Sundays the Chastleton Brewhouse is opened by volunteers to serve a slice of cake with a cup of tea or coffee with proceeds going back into our work at Chastleton.
The gardens are not only beautiful to stroll through but also extremely fruitful with regular seasonal produce available to purchase from visitor reception. Punnets of home grown strawberries and juicy peaches line the shelves in the summer and other treats can be bought throughout the year.
Free family Explorer packs are available to borrow from Visitor Reception
Dogs: allowed on leads in field opposite house
Admission is by timed entry and tickets are sold on a first- come, first-served basis. Visitor numbers are limited to conserve the fragile nature of the house. The ticket office opens at 12.30pm. Last admission to the house is 1hr before closing.
Chastleton House is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5pm with last admission one hour before closing.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|House and Garden - (1 adult & 3 children)||£18.00 per ticket|
|House and Garden - Adult||£12.00 per ticket|
|House and Garden - Child||£6.00 per ticket|
|House and Garden - Family. (2 adults & 3 children)||£30.00 per ticket|
Gift Aid Prices
Adult = £13.20
Child = £6.60
Family (2 adult, 3 child) = £33
One Adult Family (1 adult, 3 child) = £19.80
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- No Dogs
- Plant Sales
- Free car parking
- Picnic Area
- Out of Hours Visits
- Groups Accepted
|2023 (6 Mar 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Tuesday||Closed*|
|Wednesday - Sunday||13:00||- 17:00*|
* Open for selective dates in November and December, see website for detailsDates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change