Baddesley and Packwood National Trust
These beautiful National Trust properties are only two miles apart so why not make a whole day of it and visit these fascinating properties in one trip. There are some great gardens for children to explore and many events for families taking place throughout the year. Check our "What's On?" listing or the National Trust website for more details of upcoming events at this and other National Trust properties in the area.
Discover a secluded, intimate estate set in the heart of the Forest of Arden with 500 years of fascinating and unexpected stories
Baddesley Clinton was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years.
Much of the house you see today was built by Henry Ferrers, a lawyer, diarist and antiquarian, in the late 1500s.
The house was a sanctuary not only for the Ferrers family, but also for persecuted Catholics who were hidden from priest hunters in its secret hiding places during the 1590s.
Much-restored Tudor house, park and garden with notable topiary
The culmination of a lifetime of dreams: salvaged objects and exotic pieces come together in a Jacobean meets Edwardian style. Beautiful, homely, warm and welcoming. We can't put it better than a visitor in the 1920s did: A house to dream of, a garden to dream in.
The house was originally built in the 16th century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the First and Second World Wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture.
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