Englefield House will be familiar to many film buffs. It has featured in many very popular films and series, but it is the gardens that are the main attraction to most visitors, because they are readily available to the visitor.
The house was built sometime around 1550. It was altered considerably in the 1820s. The house can be visited, but only by arrangement and normally only by groups. The gardens, however, are always open.
The gardens rise above the house and the views from the highest point take in woodland, an impressive lake, and the surrounding deer park. The garden itself has different features appealing to most people, including children.