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Mapledurham House

Mapledurham RG4 7TR, England
+44 118 972 3350
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Afternoon trip

Very pleasant visit . Estate very large pretty old house beautiful grounds, Travelled by car but... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Sandie A
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Little Marlow, United Kingdom
Bad Management - have we been invaded?

We had a 90th Birthday afternoon tea party which was overshadowed by 105 minutes of continuous... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
evident32
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London, United Kingdom
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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 October on Sundays and Bank Holidays (not August Bank Holiday)
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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“boat trip” (18 reviews)
“scones” (32 reviews)
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Mapledurham RG4 7TR, England
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Very pleasant visit . Estate very large pretty old house beautiful grounds, Travelled by car but you can get to it by a river trip from caversham.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We had a 90th Birthday afternoon tea party which was overshadowed by 105 minutes of continuous church bell ringing. It was so loud being next to the tearoom we had a job to talk over it. When making enquiries about it they said they had...More

Thank evident32
Lolaandrews, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Good afternoon. I am so sorry that you didnt enjoy your time with us yesterday. In fact the church dont actually have to ask our permission - it is their church. They do advise when they would like to have visiting bell ringers out of...More

Reviewed July 27, 2017

The original manor house dates from the 13th century and during Elizabethan times a new manor house was built directly next door. The architecture of each is splendid and they sit in extensive grounds with wonderful lawned views and include its own water mill (still...More

Thank Taormina56
Lolaandrews, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Thank you for the kind review. Mapledurham is such a special place - I am very pleased you enjoyed your time here. Kind regards ~~ Lola Andrews

Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place just outside the Reading, nice mill ,pretty old house,nice cafe as well, beautiful landscape, you can come on car,but boat trip is nice 45min journey, good day out

Thank Yordan M
Lolaandrews, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your time here - hope to welcome you back again another time

Reviewed June 12, 2017

Our trail of visiting sites where Midsomer Murders was filmed led us to Mapledurham House and we were glad that it did. A stately home with very talkative attendants to describe the many artifacts and pieces of furniture on display which certainly enriched our visit....More

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Lolaandrews, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your trip (eventually). Kind regards Lola

Reviewed April 29, 2017

fascinating experience, - a lived in aristocratic house, with church and beautiful village and country setting. very well organised interior and knowledgeable staff - including the lady of he house :-)

Thank Bernd L
Lolaandrews, Manager at Mapledurham House, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Thank you - so very pleased you enjoyed Mapledurham - it really is a very special place

Reviewed April 23, 2017

Visited a number of times. Enjoyed the grounds and the house and cafe. They also hold occasional live craft fairs which are great in such beautiful surroundings. Nice to sit by the river and enjoy your lunch too if wish.

Thank Niki G
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We loved this place it was quite small but the best thing was the cream teas and a trip down the river on a nice warm day. Lovely walk round the gardens as well. not a lot to do.

Thank Yvonne68
Reviewed November 15, 2016

A variety of interesting places : the working water mill (seen in The eagle Has Landed film) and the house itself. The gardens are also beautiful. Another good thing is that you can take the boat from Caversham to Mapledurham - saves driving.

Thank 261els
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Don't miss the turbine at the mill, generating electricity for the Grid. The grounds are extensive, but there is no path to the other end and wire fences block the way. The house is a bit staid. Part of one room in the house had...More

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Stephanie G
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Yvonne68 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you want to go and how far you are prepared to travel as far as I know the next one is Hobbycraft at the NEC 2-5 nov.
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saralanning
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Lolaandrews |
Yes no problem at all (on leads please) Kind regards Lola
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Daniel B
April 9, 2016|
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Hello - the boat company is Thames River Cruise - you would need to contact them
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