Visiting Basildon House

What a girl to do when she can’t visit a castle for the day, well she visits a National Trust property, here’s me visiting Basildon House.

I’m sure I said this before, but I do like visiting a nice big old castle, filled with dark passageways and dingy dungeons. We (Richard and I) visited Lewes castle not so long ago and while it was nice to walk around it. The castle was in ruined and there was no secret passageway for me to explore.

But last week we didn’t visit an old castle, we went to a National Trust Property’s, Basildon House. It was my mother in law suggestion and we went along with it.

It a big old house in the middle of an English countryside. As you will see from the photos, we were in the middle of nowhere and it was strangely very peaceful.

I can’t give you the history of the place as I was more looking at the house home décor and imagining how it would have been in Downton Abbey days.

Inside the house, it was very much a mixture of Edwardian décor with a little bit of 1950s style. It an odd mixture from two completely different time period but it works very well and it does give you a sense of what it must have been like in those time periods as everything is original and untouched.

As always when you visit these old places, we explore the ground and stopped off for tea and cake. I mean you can’t go exploring anywhere if you can’t stop off for tea and cake. In fact, Richard and I had the most delicious brownie ever. I’m still dreaming about that brownie even now.

If you want a day in the English countryside and love exploring old houses, Then I do recommend Basildon house. But do be aware that it part of the National Trust, so you would need a membership to enter.

Here are my photos from Basildon House.

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

Basildon House

(photo credit: My husband Richard Nuttall)

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15 Comments
  • Miina
    August 26, 2017

    I would be nice to visit there!

  • Joses Travel Tales
    August 26, 2017

    Lovely photos…and you look great 🙂 So happy to have discovered your blog! We hope to visit this place soon..

  • Gaurav
    August 26, 2017

    Amazing clicks, your blog inspired me to visit basildon. I will definitely visit this place. 🙂

  • John Mulindi
    August 26, 2017

    This is a beautiful place to visit, I need to put it on my favorite places to visit.

  • Kate
    August 26, 2017

    I love exploring old homes and imagining how people lived there! Love your photos. It looks like a fun visit!

  • Adetunji
    August 26, 2017

    What a lovely post. The place looks peaceful and quite an it reminds me of Wollaton park in Nottingham.

  • shineyshoo
    August 26, 2017

    We wouldn’t be without our National Trust membership, there are so many fabulous places to visit!..

  • Yamkins
    August 26, 2017

    My husband and I are both history buffs and love going to open houses! This just might be the perfect marriage of both. Beautiful photos!

  • Cidália Sola
    August 26, 2017

    Nice photos 🙂

    xx
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  • Kenny Olapade
    August 26, 2017

    such a beautiful a place, so cool and neat. lovely pictures dear

  • Jamie
    August 26, 2017

    Wow gorgeous! Who wouldn’t love to visit a castle for the day??? 😍 Great post!

  • Katie Crenshaw
    August 26, 2017

    It looks lovely! I would love to see it in person. Thank you for sharing your experience!

  • Kelley
    August 28, 2017

    These pictures are so beautiful! I would love to see this in person.

  • Yvette
    August 28, 2017

    What a beautiful place to visit. It must have been a great outing. Great photos by the way.

  • Stacy
    August 28, 2017

    looks like a fun trip

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