About Stonor Park
Stonor Park is home to the Stonor family for 850 years with a rich history, art, treasure, gardens, family days out and private deer park situated in a valley in the Chiltern Hills at Stonor, about four miles north of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
As well as being architecturally fascinating each room contains a lifetime of experience and anecdote. There are art and treasures collected from across the globe, as well as historic maps and documents that reveal generations of service to the country. A stroll through this house is a vivid walk through history.
The original Chapel of the Holy Trinity was built in the late 13th Century on the site of a prehistoric Stone Circle, and Mass has always been celebrated in the place. Today, Mass is celebrated every Sunday in the Chapel at 10:30 am and all are kindly welcome.
Park & Gardens
The picturesque parkland of Stonor is set in a valley within the heart of the Chiltern Hills. Visitors have the possibility to explore three different garden landscapes:
- The 17th Century Italianate Pleasure Garden with its renaissance ponds and fountains, as well as a secluded Japanese style hideaway.
- The old Kitchen Garden designed and nurtured by Lady Camoys with dazzling displays of May-flowering irises, June-blooming peonies and heritage roses.
- The eclectically treed Arboretum, with mature and young trees, young nut trees and long hazelnut avenue were planted in wake of the great storm of 1991.
Stonor is home to one of the most ancient deer herds in Britain. Always nearby though often elusive, the graceful fallow deer have grazed the park since medieval times.
Wonder Woods at Stonor is a fun play area where children can have hours of entertainment swinging, jumping, sliding, climbing and splashing.
The Pantry is a vibrant café located in the 13th Century Hall. With light lunches, cakes, pies and teas on offer, The Pantry is an ideal place to start or end your visit.
Walking & Cycling
The Stonor Valley offers a beautiful park landscape with a wide selection of walks and cycle path to explore.
A walking route runs along the top of the valley providing stunning views of Stonor Park and the house down below.
Shakespeare’s Way is a route stretching from Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to The Globe Theatre in London, passing through Stonor along the way. Way-marked throughout, the walk spans 220 miles – so why not plan to start or finish a stretch at Stonor? For more information visit www.shakespearesway.org.
The Chiltern Way walk circles the Chiltern hills across 4 counties and runs through the parkland at Stonor. Only a stone’s throw away, include a visit to us as part of your walk when you plan your day. For more information, visit www.chilternsociety.org.uk/about-ChltnWay.
The Henley Loop
The Henley Loop is a 26-mile route that starts and finishes at Henley-on-Thames and encompasses the whole of Stonor Valley. The route will take you from the station right past Stonor Park.
Stonor to Christmas Common
This wonderfully scenic route passes leads you through Queens Wood and along The Bridleway. It is a brilliant route to experience different terrains – from tarmac to gravel and dirt roads, through farmland. Mountain bikes highly recommended.