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Chenies Manor House

Chenies Manor House

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The picturesque village of Chenies lies in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The Manor House is approached by a gravel drive leading past the church. Home of the MacLeod Matthews family, this 15th and 16th Century manor house with fortified tower is the original home of the Earls of Bedford, visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Elizabeth was a frequent visitor, first coming as an infant in 1534 and as Queen she visited on several occasions, once staying for six weeks. The Bedford Mausoleum is in the adjacent church. The house contains tapestries and furniture mainly of the 16th and 17th Centuries, hiding places and a collection of antique dolls. Art exhibitions are held throughout the season in the restored 16th Century pavilion. The Manor is surrounded by five acres of enchanting gardens which have been featured in many publications and on television. It is famed for the Spring display of tulips. From early June there is a succession of colour in the Tudor Sunken Garden, the White Garden, herbaceous borders and Fountain Court. The Physic Garden contains a wide selection of medicinal and culinary herbs. In the Parterre is an ancient oak and a complicated yew maze while the Kitchen Garden is in Victorian style with unusual vegetables and fruit. Attractive dried and fresh flower arrangements decorate the house. Winner of the Historic Houses Association and Christie's Garden of the Year Award, 2009.

Gift shopOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Delicious homemade teas in the Garden Room. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Accommodation: For accommodation in the South East, see our special index at the end of the book.

Opening details

April to October Inclusive Weds, Thurs and Bank Holiday Mons 2-5pm (last entry to the house 4.15pm).

Prices

House & Garden: Adult £7.00 Child £4.00 Garden only: Adult £5.00 Child £3.50 Groups (20+) by arrangement throughout the year.

Address

Chenies,
Buckinghamshire,
WD3 6ER

Location

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Map reference: TQ 015984  Lat: 51.67527 Long: -0.53236

Facilities

  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Delicious homemade teas in the Garden Room. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Accommodation: For accommodation in the South East, see our special index at the end of the book.