National Trust Property
Chastleton House is filled not only with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612, but also with the atmosphere of 400 years of continuous occupation by one family. The gardens have a typical Elizabethan and Jacobean layout, with a ring of fascinating topiary at their heart, and it was here in 1865 that the rules of modern croquet were codified. Since acquiring the property, the Trust has concentrated on conserving it rather than restoring it to a pristine state.
Nearest major road is A44. Six miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. Approach from A436 between Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton.
By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Moreton in the Marsh. A44 towards Oxford, follow brown signs via A429 to Stow-on-the-Wold.
- National Trust Property