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Ashdown House, Berkshire.

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Ashdown House, Berkshire.

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Published by The Trust in [London] .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL15120183M
ISBN 100707800633
OCLC/WorldCa225890276

Alfred the Great ( – AD) was King of Wessex from to Just before the Battle of Ashdown that took place in Berkshire on 8 January , Alfred then a prince of o disguised himself as a minstrel and entered the Viking camp.


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Ashdown House, Berkshire. by National Trust Download PDF EPUB FB2

In her latest novel, House of Shadows, b estselling author and historian Nicola Cornick investigates the untold story of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, and her affair with William Craven, who built Ashdown House in Berkshire.

Here Cornick explains how the research for her novel began High on the chalk downs, hidden deep in a wood, is a little house that is one of the most perfect. Ashdown House, viewed from the west Ashdown House (also known as Ashdown Park) is a 17th-century country house in the civil parish of Ashbury in the English county of Oxfordshire.

Until the house was in the county of Berkshire, and the nearby village of Lambourn remains in that county. Ashdown House is located in Berkshire within the Oxfordshire civil parish of Ashbury.

If you are travelling via car, Ashdown House is situated two and a half miles south of Ashbury and three and a half miles north of the village of Lambourn. The site is towards the west side of the B not far from the M4.

National Trust Ashdown House, Hungerford. likes. The official Facebook page of National Trust Ashdown House, a stunningly beautiful 17th century hunting lodge with portrait collection, deer park, 5/5(1).

ASHBURY SU28SE 8/1 Ashdown House 10/11/52 (Formerly listed as Ashdown House, pavilion and outbuildings attached) GV I Country house, c probably by Captain William Winde for William 1st Earl of Craven. Chalk ashlar with grey Bath stone dressings and stacks; stone slate roof. Carolean design, with Dutch and French influences.

Ashdown House (also known as Ashdown Park) is a 17th-century country house in Berkshire, in the parish of Ashbury. The house today belongs to the National Trust, but with limited access as most of the house is privately occupied.

History. Ashdown House is associated with the "Winter Queen", Elizabeth of Bohemia, the sister of King Charles I, who married William of the Palatinate and went. Ashdown House is an unusually tall and narrow country house set high up on the windswept Berkshire Downs, two miles from Lambourn.

The hipped roof is topped. Ashdown House near Lambourn stands on the Berkshire Downs, although nowadays owing to boundary changes it is officially in Oxfordshire. It is a mid-seventeenth century house associated with two famous women, both of them called Elizabeth.

Ashdown House is in the civil parish of Ashbury in Oxfordshire, but until the house was in the neighbouring county of Berkshire. There is free parking metres from the house. The house operates timed tickets for tours and these are handed out at the entrance gate.

The toilet is available only when the house is open to the public. Ashdown Park was the residence of the Earls of Craven. It is said that, inthe first Earl of Craven was fleeing the plague in London on a lone stallion, when he arrived, exhausted, at his little used Berkshire estates.

Today Ashdown House opens for the season. Opening hours are 2pm - 5pm every Wednesday and Saturday. The house is open by timed tour only atand pm. Here are a few of the highlights of a visit to this most unusual of NT properties (and yes we may be biased but we think it is fabulous!): The Landscape.

The Sarsen Field is the. I wanted to visit this house after reading the book by Nancy Goldstone " Daughters of the Winter Queen". This house was built by the dashing Earl of Craven for the former Queen of Bohemia, Elizabeth. She was the sister of King Charles I and was married off to Frederick, Duke of4/5(63).

In the eastthey are divided from the Chilterns by the walks cover more or less the length of theBerkshire Downs, from Ashdown House in the west tothe NationalTrust properties - Lardon Chase, LoughDown and the Holies - in the Ridgeway, thespine of the Downs, is never far : Hardcover.

Ashdown House Prep School is a an exceptional co-educational school offering high quality teaching for boarding, flexi boarding and day pupils aged 7 to 13 years. With 40 acres of beautiful grounds in the Sussex countryside we offer academic excellence in a rural. Aberconwy House, Conwy Explore; Aberdeunant, Carmarthenshire; Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall, Neath Explore; Aberglaslyn and Beddgelert, Gwynedd; Acorn Bank, Cumbria.

OVERVIEW. Situated in a valley within the rolling Berkshire downs, Ashdown House is an idyllic 17th-century Dutch-style country house, built in the early s by one of history's most patient and faithful lovers, William, first Earl of Craven, for the object of his adoration - Elizabeth of.

Ashdown House, originally a hunting lodge, looks more like a tall doll’s house stranded on the Berkshire Downs. The architect was probably the Dutch-born gentleman amateur Captain William Winde (before –).

It was built by Sir William Craven (–), 1st Earl of Craven. Legend would. Ashdown House. Ashdown House was built in the early s for William, 1st Earl of Craven, and was designed by either Balthazar Gerbier or William Winde.

Legend purports that Ashdown was built during an outbreak of plague in London as a refuge for Elizabeth of Bohemia, to whom Craven was devoted. Lambourn Tourism; Lambourn Hotels; Bed and Breakfast Lambourn; Lambourn Holiday Rentals; Lambourn Holiday Packages; Flights to Lambourn; Lambourn Restaurants4/5(63).

The 17th Century Country House retreat of Leonard and author Virginia Woolf from Monk House is set up as it appeared when the Woolfs resided here.

Visiting from Ashdown Park: 40 minutes by car. For more information please CLICK HERE. Image: ©National Trust Images/James Dobson. Ashdown House, Rectory Road is a 5 bedroom freehold detached house. It is ranked as the 2nd most expensive property in RG8 9LE.

Since it was last sold in Septemberits value has increased by £15, There have been 3 sales in this postcode over the last ten years. Ashdown House is approached off the B Ashbury to Lambourn lane running parallel to the site to the east, at the foot of Kingstone Down.

A spur west off this lane, m south-east of the House, leads m west to Ashdown hamlet; the south drive spurs north off this lane m south of the House. Ashdown House, Lambourn, West Berkshire [Image: Sotheby's] Ashdown House - an idyllic 17th-century Dutch-style country house - carries a tragic history of love, loss and steadfast loyalty and has a unique, ethereal charm.

Situated in a valley within the rolling Berkshire downs, Ashdown was built in the early s by one of history’s most. Ashdown House: Beautiful dog walk in the woods - See 63 traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Lambourn, UK, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.

Important notice - The house at Ashdown remains closed until further notice. The car park and estate are open. Ashdown House - National Trust Where to go Address Ashdown House Ashdown Park Lambourn Hungerford Postcode RG17 8RE Notes.

Mobility parking next to the house is available and can be booked in advance. Tel (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) Adapted toilet; Induction loop in reception and portable one for guided tours.

Ashdown House min drive from Littlecote House, RG17 8RE Opening times restricted during Winter – please see here for details. A 17th century Dutch-style house on the edge of Oxfordshire (it was officially ‘moved’ from Berkshire in ), much of the house is off-limits due to its tenant (Pete Towshend of ‘The Who’ fame) but the gardens and nearby Ashdown Woods provide walking.

I wanted to visit this house after reading the book by Nancy Goldstone " Daughters of the Winter Queen". This house was built by the dashing Earl of Craven for the former Queen of Bohemia, Elizabeth TripAdvisor reviews. an ingenious story with multiple threads based around the starkly-beautiful Ashdown House in Berkshire and some of its owners and occupants.

Here we have mystery, suspense, passion and a lot of cleverly created historical atmosphere. Definitely a very good read!/5(). Built / Designed For: 1st Earl of Craven House & Family History: Ashdown was built as a hunting lodge or villa in the classical style by William, 1st Earl of Craven, for Elizabeth, the Winter Queen of Bohemia (sister of Charles I).Lord Craven was apparently in love in Elizabeth, though she died in before construction for the House even began.

Ashdown House A country house with beautiful woodlands and bursting with history Where the English counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire meet, you’ll find a life-size dolls house hidden away in the woods.

Ashdown House boasts a beautifully carved 17th-century oak staircase, medieval hunting trophies, stunning roof top views, sarsen stones and ancient woodlands for [ ]. Ashdown House, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), England. Ashdown House underwent few changes through its existence until the second World War when it was requisitioned.

This had a dire consequence for the house leaving it in an exceedingly poor, near derelict, condition. In it was donated to the National Trust by Cornelia, Countess of Craven.

Poll Book for Berkshire, Introduction Ashdown House, and the village of Hamstead Marshall where another mansion had been destroyed by fire in Admiral Thomas Craven, who had a distinguished naval career, lived at Benham Place, Hamstead Marshall, near Newbury. During his time as MP he occupied a town house at 10 Upper.

William Craven was born inthe eldest son of a self-made Lord Mayor of London who died in William’s inheritance included the manor of Hamstead Marshall, a number of Downland villages and other vast land-holdings scattered around the country.

Baron Craven of Hamstead Marshall was a soldier who chose the Thirty Years’ War to pursue his military career. Prospect Estate Agency - Reading present this 2 bedroom apartment in Ashdown House, Rembrandt Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG1.

Hotels Near Ashdown House. Accommodations close to Ashdown House are shown below ordered by distance (closest at the top). Explore our hotel guide to find lodging near Ashdown House (Ashdown House) for your personal or business show the best motels and hotels close to Ashdown House so you can review the Ashdown House accommodation options below and uncover the.

A Boot Up The Berkshire Downs - £ These walks by Robert Wood cover more or less the length of the Berkshire Downs, from Ashdown House in the west to the National Trust properties - Lardon Chase, Lough Down and the Holies - in the east.

Somerset Coast from the Air - £   The Haunting & Manifestations of Ashdown House & Grounds. Ashdown House (also known as Ashdown Park) is a 17th century country house in the county of Oxfordshire. Until recent boundary changes in the house was in the county of Berkshire.

Several ghosts have been reputed to haunt the house and the vast grounds that surround the estate. Ashdown House was built in the late 's, has an unusual dolls' house style appearance and is located in a beautiful Berkshire Downs valley.

The house is viewed by guided tours 3 times a day when open and includes the hall, the staircase and the roof. The reception also contains artefacts and information about the house. Ashdown house × 1,; KB Ashdown House from King Alfred's Castle, 2, × 1,; KB Ashdown House 1, × 1,; KB.

- Explore Bruce's board "Ashdown House Oxford, England", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about stately home, house, english manor houses pins.Talk:Ashdown House, Oxfordshire Berkshire. The house was constructed, altered and presented to the National Trust when it was in Berkshire FOR all purposes.

It has only been since that there has been any doubt. Administratively the property is in Oxfordshire. However the Department of the Environment stated on 1st April that the.Bell Boot Cottage - Berkshire Sleeps guests.

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Celebrate your next event at Bell Boot Cottage, a unique 6-bedroom property in the heart of the Lambourn Downs, an area of.