A beautiful day out in Greys Court!

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What my family and I love best during week-ends is discovering new outdoor places around London. Having some fresh air and enjoying a beautiful scenery is quite our favourite way to spend the end of the weeks!
We visited Greys Court when Covid19 was far from being conceivable. After this (sad) period of immobility and waiting I am so glad this National Trust estate has recently reopened !
Today, DOYOUSPEAKLONDON invits you to explore Greys Court and make the most of the sunny days!
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Greys Court in Oxfordshire

Greys Court is located in the southern Chiltern Hills at Rotherfield Greys, near Henley-on-Thames. This is a beautiful area in Oxfordshire I highly recommend for its outstanding scenic landscape.
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogGreys Court is composed of a beautiful Tudor country house and nice gardens.
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogI love this place offering a bucolic setting. There are several viewpoints and atmospheres in the same place… the ideal destination for a day out near London!

A Tudor Country House

Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London Blog I was impressed by the interiors of the house. Still in very good state and well-furnished.
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogIt felt like someone was still living here (the last owner Lady Brunner was still living at Greys Court when she passed away in 2003). Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogAt the moment it is still closed, but I can only advise you to get inside the property whenever possible, as it is the perfect way to discover what life was like in the previous centuries (and introduce our kids to it).
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogGreys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogWe attended a talk given by one of the volunteers and it was incredibly interesting! We learnt a lot about the five families who inhabited the house “from a Tudor show house to a 20th-century family home”.
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogThere are lots of testimonies from the past and personal memories in this house, which makes it one of the most interesting I have seen so far.
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Greys Court Gardens

Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogThe gardens offer a great opportunity to relax and enjoy beautiful flowers, plants and trees.
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogThe gardens are divided into different parts: the kitchen garden, the rose garden and the wisteria walk …
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogI wish to come back for the wisteria season as it seems to be quite exceptional at Greys Court!
And you can also buy some plants at the shop if you wish to create a beautiful garden of your own!If you wish, you can also organise a longer walk around the estate (which we could not resist!)…
And you can also buy some plants at the shop if you wish to create a beautiful garden of your own!I walked with my kids, who particularly enjoyed running in the open fields among big trees and the sheep!
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogYou’ve got to cross a Japanese-like bridge at the start of the walk, like an invitation to enter a new land, let our hair down and enjoy the scenery.
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogThen, just follow the paths and fields. You will be guided by the many trees on the way (take the time to climb on them to admire the surroundings!) and paths…
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogThis was such a beautiful day and we were quite alone either in the house and in the gardens, so it just felt like heaven!
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogEven coming before spring blossoms, we could notice a few amazing flowers in the gardens…
Greys Court Doyouspeaklondon Lifestyle London BlogIf you wish to create a beautiful garden of your own, you can simply go to the shop and find your dream flowers (or at least good advice!).

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found inspiration here.
If you are soon going to explore Greys Court soon, please share your experience and opinion on DOYOUSPEAKLONDON’s blog!


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Note from The National Trust: The gardens, estate and car park at Greys Court will reopen from 15 June 2020 and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day ​before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We’ll be releasing ​tickets every Friday.​


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