Located in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, Claydon Estate is a thriving, family-run country estate and has been the ancestral home of the Verney family for 400 years.
The estate has over 170 acres of scenic parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens. At the heart of the estate is Claydon Courtyard, a vibrant hub for arts, crafts and retail. Visitors can also discover the splendid National Trust property, Claydon House.
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Onsite things to do
- Courtyard – At the heart of the estate is the delightful 18th century Claydon Courtyard. The Courtyard was once the bustling heart of the Estate. It housed workshops, stables, coach houses, estate stores, the laundry, brew house and staff accommodation. It now boasts an excellent eatery, galleries, arts, crafts, workshops and shops. Open Sat-Wed 10am - 5pm
- The family friendly Phoenix Kitchen is proud of producing only the best quality dishes, with seasonal menus using only the finest locally sourced ingredients within 30 miles of the estate. Some of the fresh ingredients come from the estate gardens situated only a few yards away. Recently refurbished and fully licensed, the Phoenix Kitchen boasts a selection of homemade cakes, sweet treats, scones, fantastic locally roasted, Fairtrade coffee and organic tea. With delicious daily specials and a children’s menu, we are sure you’ll find something to please all the family. You can also find a selection of honey, chutney and jams for sale as well as fruit juices made from Claydon Estate produce.
- Play area – brand new for 2020 – details coming soon!!
- Church - All Saints Church (not National Trust) is an intriguing fourteenth century church located directly beside the house. It is the local parish church and is still in use today. Take a peek inside to see the beautiful interior of the church and a fascinating array of monuments to various Verney ancestors. For further information please visit the Parish of The Claydons website. www.bucksvoice.net/churches-of-the-claydons/
- House - Central to Claydon Estate, Claydon House, often referred to as “an unexpected Georgian jewel,” was built in the 18th century by the 2nd Earl Verney and is now owned by the National Trust. You can wander around the east wing, enjoy their fascinating collections and discover some beautiful architecture. Learn about the connection between Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp and Claydon House. Costs apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/claydon
- Steeple Claydon – Just a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk on public footpaths you will find a Co-Op and Karl's bakery to stock up and replenish your food supplies.
- Buckingham – A 15 minute drive will bring you to the small market town of Buckingham with a variety of local shops including independent retailers, supermarkets (Waitrose, Tesco, Lidl & Aldi), several restaurants and pubs.