Opening dates and times:Sun 1 Sept (10-4.30)
Admission:Adm £5, chd free
Description:Situated on the banks of the Thames, between Marlow and Henley is SASUK and the Wittington Estate. Built in 1898 for Hudson Ewbank Kearley, later Viscount Devonport. Stunning viewpoints, rose garden, court garden, herbaceous borders, flash-lock capstan wheel, boat house and arboretum (under restoration). Wood tree sculpture
Disability information:Wheelchair access to main house and surrounding garden
Further details:Situated on the banks of the Thames between Marlow and Henley is SAS UK. The site combines the best of all worlds: state-of-the-art offices and an impressive mansion, as well as beautiful grounds.
The Wittington Estate was created in 1898 as a family home for Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, later Viscount Devonport. The house was designed and built by Reginald Blomfield, who was also responsible for the restoration of Chequers. Kearley spent 35 years working on the gardens at Wittington; they were also featured in Country Life magazine in 1927 and again in 1928.
After Kearley's death in 1932, the estate was split up. In 1935 Garfield Weston, the Canadian owner of Associated British Foods, took up residence.
In 1948 the Salvation Army took over the house as an Eventide House for elderly ladies at a peppercorn rent from the Weston family. The estate was disbanded after Weston's death and sold. SAS UK bought the Wittington estate in 1985. Since then the grounds and buildings have undergone a series of remarkable transformations. SAS UK is proud to be the trusted custodian of this amazing site and its rich history. Please visit the following link to find out more about SAS and the Wittington Estate http://www.sas.com/offices/europe/uk/corporate/sasuk.html