Drover's Hill at Stonor
Sites & Sounds

Stonor Park


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.

The House


With a history stretching back to the 12th century, Stonor House is architecturally fascinating, each room containing many lifetimes of experiences and anecdotes. Housing art and treasures collected from across the globe, as well as historic maps and documents that reveal generations of service to the country by the Stonor family, a stroll through the house is a vivid walk through history.

The Gardens


Set in a dramatic, sweeping valley, the lush parkland of Stonor lies deep in the heart of the Chiltern Hills. We invite visitors to explore our three beautiful gardens, from the ponds and fountains of the 17th century Italianate Pleasure Garden to the old Kitchen Garden, with its 140m herbaceous border and eclectically tree-lined Ladies Walk.

Huts filled with inspiration


You will find a perfect small library of books in your hut to stimulate the mind or let you escape to a far-off destination. Enjoy time with the latest Roberts Radio that will link to your favourite podcast. Your hut has also been filled with board games as well as its own set of rounders, Kubb, Boules and for children a large box of Kapla.

Tumblestone Hollow


Let your children’s imagination fly at Tumblestone Hollow, our magical adventure playground.  It’s been hiding in plain sight, right under our noses for many millennia. Finally, after more than 552 and half years of negotiation between the Stonor family and the people of Tumblestone Hollow, they have agreed to let us into their wonderful world.

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Things to do


Our distinguished drovers’ huts make the perfect place to enjoy a slower pace of life amidst the quiet beauty of our Chiltern Hills setting. But there’s plenty to fill your days with if you choose, whether you wish to explore the local area with a boat trip on the Thames at Henley or book an exciting activity here at Stonor Park such as hot air ballooning over the Chilterns.

Walking & Cycling


Beautiful Stonor Valley is criss-crossed with some of the best walking and cycling routes in the country, making it a haven for walkers and cyclists. Two famous footpaths run through Stonor Park – Shakespeare’s Way and the Chiltern Way – so why not enjoy the Chilterns on foot or pedal and end up at a picturesque brick and flint pub?

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Classes & Activities


Whether you’d like to try your hand at mushroom foraging, falconry, wildlife photography, duck herding, hot air ballooning, fitness classes or clay pigeon shooting, we can make it happen to make your stay extra special. You could even let us plan a magical dinner under canvas in a secret location in the park, cooked by our talented chef Greg Martin.

Events


We can arrange VIP experiences for you at many of the events we’re proud to host, including the epic Bremont Stonor Supercar Sunday, Giffords Circus, outdoor cinema, the Stonor Food Festival and a night with Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. What better way to end a fantastic night out than to slip into your cosy drover’s cabin?

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Find Us


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.

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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

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