The Bear Pit
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
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.