Not the National Trust (who are sometimes criticised for being too perfect!), but another kind of charm...
and another kind of anxiety for the owners no doubt.
I wouldn't want to take on the upkeep of Nether Winchendon House! Weddings, filming (it featured in Brigit Jones's Diary), guided tours and asking for donations seem to be the means for old houses like this one, the oldest part of which is Tudor.
The ties that bind..
The best thing about the gardens are the magnificent specimen trees - it would take an Ansel Adams to do them justice in photographs so I didn't even try!
Visit if you get the chance....and don't miss the trees.. www.netherwinchendonhouse.com