, in Buckinghamshire, is the former country home of Benjamin D'Israeli, and has proven to be a convenient spot to meet up with friends from Essex and Milton Keynes. I haven't yet ventured inside the house, because every time I've visited the weather has been too lovely to go indoors. But I have enjoyed the formal gardens of the house and the walled garden next to the cafe.
There are plenty of way marked walks around the grounds here, including one that takes you to an interesting looking monument at the top of a hill. The monument is the D'Israeli Monument, commissioned by Benjamin's daughter-in-law, and the views from the monument are well worth the hike.