Rousham is as authentic as it gets – original architecture, gardens designed by Sir William Kent and just the air of unspoiled English country side.
Constructed by Robert Dormer in 1635, the house has remained in the same family over the centuries which explains the well-preserved charm of a bygone era.
Classic features of the garden include the Cold Bath, the cascades and ponds in Venus’s Vale all of which are connected by a tiny channel that meanders all through the grounds. There are a few structure that pay homage to Gothic architecture like the Temple of the Mill, Townsend’s Building and Seven Arched Praeneste.
Picnic in Leisure
Rousham is a glorious garden that allows you to enjoy your leisure time. The focus of the garden is not really flowers but you will see trimmed green margins and espalier apple trees.
Do note that there is no shop or tearoom. It is recommended that you bring your own sandwiches and tea or cakes. There are plenty of serene places to sit down and enjoy breathtakingly pure nature. If you’re lucky, you might amble upon a peacock or a herd of long-horn cattle!
Caution: Children below 15 are not permitted on the premises. Dogs, certainly not.