Madresfield Court, near Malvern, Worcestershire
It’s hard to imagine living in a house that’s been in the same family for nearly 900 years, but that’s how it is with Madresfield Court; it’s currently home to the 29th generation of the Lygon family. Set wiithin a 4,000 acre estate just 6 miles west of Worcester, this moated stately home is notably famous for being the inspiration for Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Although parts of it date back to the 12th century, it was largely extended and rebuilt in Tudor and Victorian times, and it played an important part in the growth of the Arts & Crafts movement with many superb examples of this interior style.
The garden is a delight; tree lined avenues, neatly clipped formal gardens, a rock garden, and a wild garden, all with views that stretch across to the Malverns Hills.
From April to September each year the house and gardens are open for guided tours which must be prebooked.
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