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Lovely! We visited today. We were there for 2.5 hours but could easily have spent four. There's a lot to do here: pony rides for £1.50; a three storey tree house;animals to see: alpaca, lama, sheep, ponies, chickens, a dog and a cat walking around; a swing hanging from a giant tree branch; a see saw; a giant chess set and a tea room. The guided tour lasted for about 45 mins. My children are old enough to tolerate this and I'm mean, so we did it.
Entry: £8.00 adults, £2.00 children. Here are the opening times.
The guided tour was fascinating. The stained glass windows in the chapel were originally installed in Steventon Church but were buried by a far sighted priest to protect them against iconoclasts during the Reformation, and dug up 200 years later whereupon the owner of Milton Manor purchased them.
The house also has a lot of Meissen pottery and a piano made for Queen Victoria and her daughter in the drawing room.
The tea room is in an adjoining building on the ground floor. This is because the water table is so high that the basement, where kitchens of great houses were usually built, was prone to flooding and so the owner built one on ground level instead.
The pony ride was a generous one - all around the front of the estate - and was a bargain.
Once again, as with Kingston Bagpuize House, take cash. I suspect the nearest cash machine would be in Milton Park Estate but I wouldn't know for sure.
There is a lovely walled garden here, too.
Milton Manor is in Milton Village, next to the Milton Park Estate, off the Milton Interchange at the A34. It is very easy to find but here is a map.
There is a lovely pub at the entrance to the road Milton Manor is on, and next to the Manor is St Blaise's Church, which has some fantastic stained glass windows. There is, elsewhere on this blog, an entry for the village playground.
The chapel is not visible from the front of the house so as not to allow the villagers to see. The owners were, and are, Catholic and the permission to build the chapel was granted on condition that it only be used for family, that it should be on he first floor.