This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.
Set deep in the Chilterns in a hilly deer park with mature beeches, the house of the Stonor family since 1150, with the continually used 14th century Catholic chapel of flint. This is adjacent to a reconstructed stone circle. The uniform facade of Tudor brick and Georgian windows conceals a complex house constructed from the 12th to the 16th centuries, including an early 17th century library, 18th century gothic revival hall, as well as the remains of the 13th century aisled hall built from clunch (chalk); family portraits, old master drawings and paintings, Renaissance bronzes and tapestries; fine stained glass in the house chapel.
Features: Hillside terraced wall garden with wonderful views of the Chilterns.
On B480 NW of Henley. A4130/B480 to Stonor.
Visitor Opening Times
2015: 5 Apr–27 Sept: Sun and BH Mons. Also Weds & Thurs, June, Jul and Aug only. Gardens, Chapel & Tea Room: 12.00–5.30pm. House & Gift Shop: 1.30–5.30pm Last entry 4.30pm.
Private Groups (20+): by arrangement Tuesday-Thursday, April-September.
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.
Stonor has been a frequent location in feature films, television productions, commercials and product launches. Stonor was used for a major sequence in the James Bond film 'The Living Daylights', starring Timothy Dalton, and was used as Robbie Coltrane's stately mansion in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic 'Danny the Champion of the World', which starred Jeremy Irons. Other credits include 'The Young Visitors' and 'A Duet for One', starring Julie Andrews.
In addition to the main house the variation in parkland, woodland, garden and other locations available make multi-scene shooting a ready proposition. From mature beech woods to dense pine, from ruins to cricket pitches, the chapel to numerous out buildings, Stonor provides endless possibilties.
Groups and special visits
Stonor has been owned by the Stonor family for 850 years. The House contains many items of furniture, tapestries, scupltures, drawings and family portraits. Extensive walled gardens to the rear of the house.
Tailor Made Facilities
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