For Christmas 2022 I got a National Trust membership. It’s being a few years since I was last a member, but now looking forward to visiting new places and going back to places we have been to before.
Back in 2016 I did start to keep a note of how much we saved with the membership, but looking back over the blog, I never kept up to date with that, but with this membership I am intending to blog about the visits we do this year and the savings we made. Over the last year I blogged about all the different places I visited and how much money I saved by being a member.
I was recently reviewing some photographs from May 2023, and I realised I hadn’t blogged about my visit to Greys Court.
An intimate family home and peaceful estate set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns. This picturesque 16th-century mansion and tranquil gardens were home to the Brunner family until recent years. The house exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms. The series of walled gardens is a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins.
Current saving £283.35
Adult Ticket £14.00
Total saving £14.00
Cumulative saving £417.15
Membership cost £133.80
Net cumulative saving £297.35
When I posted about my final visit to Tyntesfield, I really did feel I got my money’s worth from the membership, this extra saving just reinforces that.
I walked to the house from the car park and after scanning my membership card.
Inside I was reminded me of my grandparents’ houses and flats. Part of the reason was the furniture in the house was more 1960s and 1970s than the 19th Century. This room reminded me of my grandmother’s front room.
An impressive staircase.
There are some ruins in the grounds as well.
Having enjoyed exploring the house, I thought about getting some lunch. There was a huge queue and a disappointing lunch menu in the café. There was also no phone signal or working wifi. So, I decided to head off and find somewhere else to eat.