Getting there & away
The estate is 6km west of the Moscow-Oryol road from a turn-off 65km north of Oryol. To get there, take one of the dozen or so daily marshrutky that travel from Oryol to Mtsensk (R50, one hour, 6am to 9pm), then switch at Mtsensk's bus station for an hourly Spasskoe-Lutovinovo bus (R15, 30 minutes). To save time, you can hire a taxi from Mtsensk to the estate for about R120. On the way back, try hopping onto one of the air-conditioned excursion buses.
If you prefer the train, elektrichka leave from Oryol at 9am for Bastyevo (R50, 1½ hours), returning at around 4pm. From the northern end of the train station, cross the tracks and walk west 5km (to the left), or catch the bus that runs from Mtsensk via Bastyevo to the estate about once an hour. The bus stop is to your right (east) from the front of the train station.