Dyrham Park is a beautiful baroque country house set in 110 hectares (274 acres) of garden and parkland, designed by Talman for William Blathwayt, Secretary at War during the reign of William III. As a consequence of Blathwayt's royal connections and influential uncle, Thomas Povey, the house was to become a showcase for his taste in Dutch decorative arts. The collection includes delftwar, paintings and furniture; later 18th-century additions include furniture by Gillow and Linnell. Amongst the restored Victorian domestic rooms are kitchens, tenants' hall and a delft-tiled dairy. Dyrham Park was the location for the 1993 film Remains of the Day.
Oliver Garnett is the National Trust's Guidebook Editor and the author of Living in Style: A Guide to Historic Decoration and Ornament