A few weeks back on one of the hottest days of the year we were challenged by Brancott Estate wines to do something for the very first time for their #BrancottFirsts campaign. We choose to take a quintessentially English picnic in the grounds of beautiful Waddesdon Manor, located near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, only about a mostly very scenic hour and a half drive away from London.
Built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 as a country retreat in the style of a grand Loire chateau it’s now a National Trust property administered by a Rothschild charitable trust. The manor was built in the style of a Neo-Renaissance château of the Loire Valley between 1874 and 1889 to display the Baron’s outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world.
The gardens offer fine well kept gardens, immaculate lawns and beautiful vistas opening up across the Chilterns.