As Chastleton House is about a 4 mile drive from my pub/b&b/hotel I decided to stop there on my way back.
The house is Jacobean and was built about 60 years after Canons Ashby (in yesterdays blog). Like most houses its owner claim to have lost their money in the war. Most mean WWI or WWII at Chastleton they mean the English Civil War and this was a Caverlier house.
The lack of money means that the house was never improved. The National Trust acquired the house in 1991 and instead of restoring the house have conserved it as they found it which makes it slightly different to visit.