Bought by the de Rothschild family in 1876, this half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse was considerably enlarged and transformed. It now has collections of French and English furniture, Oriental porcelain and fine paintings. Outside a Dutch garden and topiary sundial.
When: From Apr 8, Tue-Sun 2pm-5pm, Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm-5pm, ends Sep 17
Where: National Trust: Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire. LU7 0PR
Contact: +44 (0)1296 688242
Dating from 1627 this is one the oldest post-mills in Britain and was restored entirely by volunteers.
When: Sun 2pm-5.30pm, May 29, Aug 28, 2pm-5.30pm
Where: National Trust: Pitstone Windmill, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. LU7 9ER
Contact: +44 (0)1442 851227
More Details: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/pitstone-windmill/
No booking fees