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Mapledurham House and Estate.

Mapledurham estate, a family home, farm and events venue on the Thames

Mapledurham 2019

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Mapledurham has been open to visitors now since 1967 so 2017 marked 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"

Mapledurham house grounds and watermill are not open to the public at weekends. 

private Pre-booked guided tours are available during the week as explained below Under The Title ‘Tours at Mapledurham’


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.

Tours at mapledurham

This year we are offering a completely new private pre-booked guided tour at Mapledurham
Run by The Miller and his Wife.
Your guide will be The Miller of Mapledurham and the tour will include the beautiful St Margarets Church, the impressive Archimedes Hydro Turbine and of course
Mapledurham Watermill and Gift Shop, followed by a traditional English cream tea
at The Coach House Tearoom with scones freshly baked and served by The Millers Wife
using our own flour from the watermill. Tours are available on Tues/Wed/Thurs Afternoons
From Easter until the end of September and must be booked in advance(minimum numbers apply)
For more details please visit the Mapledurham Watermill Website

Tour Bookings

Telephone: 07843 742833 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm except bank holidays)


Mapledurham Watermill Tours
The Estate Office, Mapledurham,
Reading,Berkshire, RG4 7TR

 Mapledurham House will not be open to the public or form part of the new tour. After having been open to the public for 50 years it is now ready for an extensive programme of  repairs