Mapledurham estate, a family home, farm and events venue on the Thames
Mapledurham has been open to visitors now since 1967 so 2017 marks the 50th anniversary for us! During this time some hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed visiting my home. I am grateful to you all, both for the kind letters of encouragement I have received and for the essential support without which it would not be possible to keep going. "J.J.Eyston"
A 12th Century family house and farming estate tucked in beside the Thames in the heart of a unique English village away from the distractions of town, business or busy hotels, Mapledurham is an oasis of peace. The estate is a haven of tradition coupled with a sustainable commerce to maintain the estate viability and ensure its longevity.
We have a diverse range of operations on the estate and these include a dairy farm, a hydro electric Archimedes screw turbine, traditional watermill for flour, an arable farm, golf course, several commercial lettings, tea room, two art studios, moorings and passenger boats to and from Mapledurham, a biomass heating system and a country events park to name but a few.
The location has attracted many film and television productions including The Eagle has Landed, Miss Marple, Midsomer Murders, Sharpe and The Big Allotment challenge. More recently we seen in Taboo, Hunderby and even Mr Tumble came to play!
Mapledurham also plays host to numerous wedding receptions, car rallies, reunions, corporate events, dog shows, falconry displays and craft fairs. The grounds of the House make a unique riverside venue for any number of events. Further information is on the Events Page.