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Mapledurham House

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Address: Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR, England
Phone Number: 01189723350
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Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Mapledurham House is an Elizabethan mansion on the edge of the...
Mapledurham House is an Elizabethan mansion on the edge of the Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders. Bordered by the river Thames, it is a most beautiful and unspoilt part of South Oxfordshire. Together with the last working watermill on the river Thames and the newly installed Archimedes screw turbine, Mapledurham is well worth a visit. Open from Easter until the end of September on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Sunday afternoons in October.
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The tour of the house is not really worth the money. This house is still inhabited so a lot of the house is off limits and it was only a few quick rooms. The grounds are nice to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The tour of the house is not really worth the money. This house is still inhabited so a lot of the house is off limits and it was only a few quick rooms. The grounds are nice to walk around and there is a decent place for tea and cakes which you can carry out to the grounds. The mill... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you didnt really enjoy your visit to the house but please that the rest of your trip went well. You might like to know that we are updating our kitchen over the winter so will be able to offer more in the way of catering soon. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

England
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Mapledurham House is a fantastic example of Tudor architecture. The working mill is fascinating and a great place to pick up lovely flour and bran. The grounds are wonderful too.

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Mapledurham. You might like to know that we are improving our catering facilities over the winter so will be able to offer more choice in the tea room. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a setting.looking over the river and watching the water wheel go round. Had a great cream tea .And brought so flour to make some bread. Wonderful .

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited here in the summer and what a beautiful lovely place to visit. We attended when there was a craft show with an excellent variety of stalls, good food and drink and most importantly a family friendly atmosphere. The house itself is amazing. Highly recommend visiting this place!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The afternoon tea was a very "canteen" style and could be improved. The Water Mill is very interesting as was the main house. Not a bad day out.

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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great location and very nice grounds. The mill is interesting, but the Thamesside location is fantastic. The tea room is basic but good quality. Here's a lesson for a lot of establishments - keep it simple, but good quality food. Excellent tip about pay £1 for just the gardens and car park - it makes it a cheap day out.

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Please note however that we do not automatically offer a grounds only fee. If we have a special event on etc then the full price must be paid. However - there are often days when this is available so we look forward to seeing you next summer. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Thank goodness for the Christmas Fair ! The boat trip was enjoyable and the guide very interesting. We learnt a fair bit. The House did not take that long to walk around, the room guides were knowledgeable but not that many rooms to visit. The grounds were disappointing. The tea room needs a complete refurb - using the old stables... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Good morning. I am sorry you missed the miller - he must have literally just popped out as he was there from before 10 until 5.30. I am afraid we cant mill when the public are there in such large number for safety reason - but I trust that the waterwheel was turning - in which case you are usually... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
60 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited as a group of four courtesy of a Travelzoo offer and have to say it was an enjoyable afternoon which was much helped by reasonable weather. However, travelling through Reading is not recommended! First stop was the water mill and although interesting it would have been enhanced if the Miller was in situ. Then onto the fair -... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you liked the Christmas Craft and Gift Show - we thought it all went very well. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Southern UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you just want to visit the grounds, tearoom, or the outside of the watermill and shop, it's only a pound. Ask at the gate - they don't exactly advertise this! If you want to see the watermill "off season", they're apparently open on certain days, in which case it's only £3 to tour it. However, I HAVE toured the... More 

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. You should note that the "grounds only" ticket is only available if we have no special event on - thus not being advertised. The watermill will open on the first and third Sunday of the month from November onwards 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The house is still open on Sunday afternoons until the... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had an excellent visit, including a boat trip on the Rover Thames and a cream tea. The room guides were very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the house. The food in the cafe is remarkably reasonably priced, and very good. It was a glorious day and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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Mapledurham H, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am delighted you had such a good day. I do hope we can welcome you here again in the future. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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