Grey's Court, Henley-on-Thames

From a picturesque 16th-century mansion to a 20th century intimate family home. The house exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms. The series of walled gardens are a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins. The organic Kitchen Garden provides produce throughout the open season not only for the Tearoom but for visitors too.

Other buildings from earlier eras include the Great Tower from the 12th century and a rare Tudor donkey wheel, in use until the early 20th century.
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  • NT members. Drove a considerable distance to visit. Arrived at 12:30 on a Sunday and cones were being placed alongside the busy main road as the car park was full. Nowhere to stop so no choice but to ...  more »
  • The house is interesting but in my opinion not one of the National Trust's outstanding properties. The volunteers are very good and we found all of them very informative. The property does not open un...  more »
  • Visited here the other day. Not been before. Lots to see, and the views in every direction are wonderful. House Gardens, Grounds great, and one of the only two donkey wheels, yet to be restored. All w...  more »
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  • Beautiful house and garden although walks were closed unfortunately due to high winds so will return to experience those. The house felt as though the family were still living there as it still houses all their original furniture and many family photos and paintings. The shop and cafe are usual high national trust standards. Friendly and informative guides everywhere.
  • It's a lovely place to visit but, as other reviewers have noted, it's a shame the tower is now closed and the tea rooms are hidden away down the back away from any decent views. A bit more information about/around the property would be good too. The cafe, as with many (most?) NT cafes, was absolutely under the pump the whole time we were there. That said, as with many NT cafes, the food was a little sub par. In this instance the 'one pot' was bland and very under seasoned and the bread was dry. Once a bit of salt and pepper was added it was ok. A slightly bigger surprise was the 'salad' that accompanied the baked potato... it was just lettuce. Disappointing.
  • A lovely NT property tucked away in splendid countryside. House although not vast is very interesting with the usual excellent NT guides on hand. The walled garden was a delight to behold.
  • It's a beautiful and magical place on he first sight but the whole infrastructure and the staff are making it terrible. Firstly, you won't be welcomed at the "reception" area or wathever it is. Secondly, you'll find yourself somewhere you are not allowed to touch or walk on anything. It's highly driven by rigor so I'd recommend to avoid this location if you came with a child. The worst experience was the lack of safety. The short path around the site was crossing a grazing area twice and on the second half of the loop we've found ourselfes facing a big fiercely angry bull on the other side of the fence. How could anyone let such an animal amongst people on a paid path? This is ridiculous and unacceptable. We had to go back where we've come from to avoid the bull. It's a shame, because there's potential in the location, much more than what visitors get. E.g. the gardens are a must see! Unfortunately, your visit will be ruined no matter how lovely the garden is...
  • Well presented property , with stunning grounds and maintained gardens. Hard to roam around and find a view that cant be considered as " Picturesque" the only reason for the drop in star rating for this place is that indoor photography is not allowed at this property. Cafe is large , but gets busy at peak times , plenty of parking and the usual facilities that the National Trust has

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