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 sometimes be purchased Wednesday to Sunday in the local Church with proceeds going to local charities.
The gardens are not only beautiful to stroll through but also extremely fruitful with seasonal produce available to purchase from visitor reception.
Entry to Chastleton is free for National Trust members. Adult admission to the house for non-members is £13.20 (gift aid) or £12 (standard). Please visit our website for a full list of prices.
Chastleton is a Jacobean treasure-trove hidden away in the Oxfordshire countryside. Visit with your group in the morning to enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the house or the tranquil gardens (by request only). Chastleton is the perfect location to organise a group visit. Morning group tours are entirely exclusive allowing private access to the gardens and relaxed tours of both the house and/or gardens.
Group visits must be pre-booked by telephone or email. Groups must be at least 10 in number. Private house tours are £8 per person plus £10.50 for those without National Trust membership. Larger groups are welcome during opening hours but must be pre-boked, and private guided tours must take place in the morning before public opening. Bookings can be made on 01608 674981.
|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