Visit to Rousham House in Oxfordshire
Thursday 15th June 2017 - all day

Rousham House

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Event organiser
Victor Smith
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Rousham House is a particularly attractive, privately owned house which has been in the same family for over 500 years. It has exceptional gardens running down to the River Cherwell which were landscaped by William Kent in the late 17th Century. It is likely to be a popular visit with wives and partners with a relaxed drive reaching Rousham by mid morning, then an opportunity for a guided tour of the house, to see the the gardens and enjoy a picnic lunch. The house is only open to special parties by prior arrangement so in the morning a guided tour of the house is planned.

Please note:
Rousham House has no catering facilities so you will need to bring morning coffee and refreshments together with a picnic lunch. Clearly having a picnic in the gardens will depend on fair weather so be prepared for alternative arrangements if the weather is inclement. Guests are welcome to attend the event.
The gardens at Rousham House in Oxfordshire are a wonderful sight.

More details of Rousham House and gardens are available at

Timing for the day
Please arrive from around 10.15am in time to assemble at the main entrance of the house for the special guided tour of the house which will begin at 10.45am prompt.

Following the tour of the house most members will wish to visit the the magnificent gardens either before or after their picnic lunch. There is very limited shelter if there is inclement weather. Garden opening times are from 10.00am to 4.30pm. No dogs or children under the age of 15 years admitted.
What are the arrangements for the visit to Rousham House?

Entrance to Rousham
There is small charge of £6 for entry to the grounds and car parking. Please pay this when you arrive at the gate at Rousham.

Booking a guided tour of the house

Guided tours of the house are only available for prearranged parties. Prior booking to join the V8 Tour Party is necessary to secure a guided tour of the house. If you would like to join the guided tour please send an email to the Event Organiser with your name, Club membership number and the names of any friend(s) who would like to join you for the tour. The cost of the tour is £12 per person.
Bookings for the guided tour
Lesley Smith
Victor Smith
Nic Houslip
Martin Selwyn