Stonor

Nestled in a Chiltern valley, Stonor has been a family home for over 850 years. It is conveniently located an hour from London, with easy access from both the M4 and M40 and five miles from Henley-on-Thames.

The warm brick façade and Georgian windows conceal medieval buildings dating back to the 12th Century. Inside the house, the many original architectural features include a 14th Century Catholic chapel and 12th Century medieval hall. Family portraits and old master paintings decorate the walls, each room displaying artefacts and collections from around the world.

Stonor is primarily a marquee venue with many spaces to consider – from the hilltop with its uninterrupted views of the magnificent Chiltern countryside, to the lawns at the front of the house, which provides a highly romantic backdrop as evening descends and the house is lit up.

As guests arrive at the house, they take the stairs to the Long Gallery which leads on to the private gardens. There is also the opportunity of walking through to the gardens at the rear of the house with their lawns, flowering borders, fountains and lily ponds – all of which offer a spectacular location for a blessing, drinks reception and family photographs.

The late Lord Gibson, Chairman of the National Trust was once quoted as saying that Stonor was “…possibly the most beautiful setting for any house in England”.