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Mapledurham House

Address: Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR, England
Phone Number: 01189723350
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Ranked #12 of 33 Attractions in Reading
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Mapledurham House is an Elizabethan mansion on the edge of the Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
57 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Really enjoyed a boat trip ( with a very entertaining host), look around the watermill, cream tea and viewing of house and garden. Very well organised, lovely cream tea and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We are coming to the end of this current season but very much looking forward to 2015 with lots of exciting things planned. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Overall this is a very nice, situated right beside the River Thames, attraction - especially on a warm summers afternoon. We live not too far away and have been several times. Compared to some national trust Properties, the house is good but not outstanding. However the short walk to the working Mill is well worth it as is clambering around... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed it. The birds were lovely werent they? We have the falconry display most years so please do keep an eye on the website if you are interested in seeing them again. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went on a deal which included a boat trip up the Thames, a visit around the mill with its Archimedes screw, a viewing of the house and a cream tea. We enjoyed it all. The people were friendly and very helpful. All the facilities were well kept.

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

Thank you for the lovely review - I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here. I do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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