This property is free for HHA Friends
An immaculate example of a William and Mary mansion with perfect proportions, built in brick with the south front faced in grey stone ashlar, with a hipped roof and dormers and tall sash windows. Around 1690 Sir Roger Cave commissioned a new house from the Smiths of Warwick at a cost of £2,137.10s.7d, which is still lived in by his descendants. The Smiths designed both the exterior and interior, including the fine main "flying" staircase and the Ballroom. Stanford's Park witnessed the death in 1899 of Percy Pilcher, the first man to fly in England when his Flying Machine, 'The Hawk', crashed there. A full-size replica of 'The Hawk' is on view in the fine Smith of Warwick stables.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
M1/J18, M1/J19 to/from N only, M6 exit/access at A14/M1(N) J. A14 2m.
Visitor Opening Times
2017: 3-24 April excluding Sat 8 April. Open all BH Mondays and with certain Sundays in conjunction with some of our park events highlighted on our website.
Grounds: 11am - 5pm. House (by guided tour only) 11am-4pm, last tour 3pm.
House open any day or evening (except Sat) for pre-booked groups.
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.