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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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I walked here from Pangbourne Station and it is a lovely walk, easy to follow. The lady at the ticket office informed me that there was a ferry going on the Thames to Reading at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have to post my comments we had a brilliant afternoon thanks to everyone at Mapledurum .the attendant at the car park was very informative and helpful , Simon the skipper on the boat trip was informative and amusing , the cream tea was exceptional , two huge scones and clotted cream . A very interesting trip around the house... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I walked here from Pangbourne Station and it is a lovely walk, easy to follow. The lady at the ticket office informed me that there was a ferry going on the Thames to Reading at 17.00 which I caught to save walking back. It was a perfect way to end my day out. It was a Saturday and I'm not... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Sad to read some poor reviews about Mapledurham House so had to respond. My wife & I have visited over 65 properties owned by the National Trust & many more privately owned. Without exception all of these fine old stately homes could do with money being spent on them. The house is well worth a visit but if you can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We asked money taker for directions to DISABLED PARKING and was told there is no disabled parking on this property, but when I checked the website on my return home, they say they have parking for Disabled People, ask at the hut where they take the payments????

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

Good morning. I am so sorry you were not given the correct information at the gate. Of course we have disabled parking and the staff on the gate should have known that. He was, in fact, a very new member of staff but that doesnt mean that he shouldnt know about such things and if he didnt know, then he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited thanks to a TravelZoo voucher my parents had given us. Picture perfect approach to the Estate through country lanes and past pretty cottages and alms houses and then into the grounds to pick up the 1pm boat trip. What awaited us was a filthy river boat, with chairs lifted from a function room. All very shabby. Simon, the... More 

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

Thank you for your review and I am so disappointed that you didnt enjoy your time here. I will pass your comments to the boat company about the condition of the boat. As far as Mapledurham goes, I also sorry you didnt enjoy your time here. The tea room has in fact been extended over the last winter - its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant boat trip, with an interesting & amusing commentary. The cream tea was delicious, highly recommended. The house & gardens are lovely.

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

Thank you for your very kind words - much appreciated. We are very very proud of Mapledurham. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We as a party of eight visited Mapledurham with a travelzoo deal. What a lovely, and for us local, place to visit. Mapledurham is an old family house/home well worth a visit. The staff placed around the house are both interesting and informative. There is a real family feel about the house with family pictures everywhere. See the Mill, so... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your trip here - it is such a special place. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visit the flour mill and estate home in lovely country surroundings. Take time for tea and scones on picnic area. Beautiful surroundings.

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

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Mapledurham truly is a most magical place - we are all very fortunate to work and live here. I do hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

Adderbury, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a Red letter day gift for my daughter, and included a helicopter ride. We did the ride first and then went to the house. We saw the Water Mill old and rustic in the most beautiful surroundings. Cream teas were amazing and reasonable priced. The house is a must see with an amazing history. Well worth a visit... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Its always so nice to read peoples lovely comments! Please do visit again another time. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Parked the canoe up here for a camping evening in March - what a lovely place! We didn't get a chance to look at the house due to the time we arrived, but the grounds we camped on were really nice and peaceful. Good facilities for water and toilets - basic but perfect for what we needed. Make sure you... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review. I am pleased we were able to accomodate you as we dont do much camping these days - always worth enquiring for though! I hope you can visit another day to see the house and watermill. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews More 

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Additional Information about Mapledurham House

Address: Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR, England
Phone Number: 01189723350
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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