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Houghton Lodge

  • Built / Designed For: Pitt-Rivers family

    House & Family History: Houghton Lodge was built sometime before 1799 and was probably intended as a fishing lodge; it is one of the earliest examples of a cottage ornée in England.

  • Country Life: CIX, 1190, 1280 plan, 1951.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "The Murder at the Vicarage" (1986 - BBC TV, as the Vicarage). "The Buccaneers" (1995 - TV mini series, as Runnymede, home of Idina Churt-Hatton). "Wilde" (1997). "David Copperfield" (1999 - BBC mini series, as Betsey Trotwood's house).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Daniel and Sophie Busk; Busk family here since 1910.

    Past Seat / Home of: Pitt-Rivers family, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: House tours can be booked for groups. Self-catering accommodation is available in the Apple Rooms.

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access to House - Grounds Open to Public

    Phone: 01264-810-502

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://www.houghtonlodge.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: Yes