The sun rises on the Stonor Valley, its first golden beams lighting up the rolling hills of the sweeping Chilterns landscape that lies below you. The only sounds are the charming song of skylarks and the gentle grazing of nearby fallow deer. This peaceful, romantic idyll is Drovers’ Hill at the end of Drovers Lane, and your home, for as long as you choose, is a luxurious, beautifully handcrafted drover’s hut lovingly created by the Stonor family. The day is just beginning…
Crafted for the discerning traveller, our two distinguished drovers’ huts give you a glorious vantage point over Stonor Park and every luxury you could wish for. Personally designed by William and Ailsa Stonor based on their own experiences of travelling the world and camping in some of the remotest places on earth, these beautiful drovers’ huts are the latest chapter in their family’s long history with the wool trade.
Redwood | Quercus
Want to come home to delicious local food and drinks waiting in your fridge? Order award-winning Nettlebed Creamery cheeses, the finest English Farm Longhorn organic steaks and burgers, Hundred Hills Winery sparkling wine or our own Stonor preserves. Don’t miss the venison from our deer herd, which has been here since Norman times and provided venison to the Tudor Court.
In the heart of the Chilterns, just an hour from London, Stonor Park has been home to the Stonor family for over 850 years, making it one of the oldest family homes still lived in today. As the oldest member of the Stonor family, Stonor Park has a thousand stories to tell and is proud host to this year’s BBC1 Antiques Roadshow.
You’re guaranteed a delightful stay in this traditional black tin drover’s hut, which is named for its stunning interiors made from a Redwood tree felled in Stonor Park. Inspired by trips made by Ailsa and William through the giant Redwood forests of California, it’s beautifully finished with fabrics by Bennison and has a climb-in king size bed.
Finished with luxurious fittings and thoughtful details, the surprise of this beautiful oak cabin is its handcrafted oak four-poster bed – a soothing place to curl up after a day of adventures. Like Redwood Quercus is insulated with sheep’s’ wool, has an en suite bathroom with power shower and flushing loo.
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Conveniently located between the M4 (J8/9) and M40 (J6) in south Oxfordshire, Drover’s Hill is a 10-minute drive from Henley, an hour from London, 40 minutes from Oxford and Heathrow and half an hour from Reading. The nearest station is Henley-on-Thames and there are taxis are available there.
You’ll find Drover’s Hill at Stonor on Coxlease Lane, between Fawley Bottom and Southend. Please use postcode RG9 6JL or mondays.wolves.noun on what3words, and remember that the hill can’t be accessed from the main entrance to Stonor Park.
If you’re approaching from the east on the M40 motorway, please ignore your sat nav if it tells you to exit at Junction 4 or 5 - this will add up to an hour to your journey. Please only exit at Junction 6