Mapledurham House & Watermill | West Berkshire Villages
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.
DUE TO COVID-19, WE HAVE SADLY HAD TO CANCEL ALL TOURS FOR THE 2021 SEASON AND THE HOUSE AND GROUNDS REMAIN CLOSED.
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’
2022 AT MAPLEDURHAM
This year we are offering a choice of two delightful tours.
OPTION 1A GUIDED TOUR OF MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE
We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer guided tours of Mapledurham House
for the foreseeable future.
Mapledurham House is still a family home and is the very centre of this country estate.
Your guide will create a picture of Mapledurham, Past, Present and Future
After having soaked up the atmosphere and tranquility, why not have a traditional cream tea
At The Coach House Tearoom with freshly baked scones
Tours are available on Tues/Wed/Thurs Afternoons
From Easter until the end of September and must be booked in advance(minimum number 20)
OPTION 2 -A GUIDED TOUR OF MAPLEDURHAM WATERMILL ,TURBINE ANDST MARGARETS CHURCH
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 freshly baked scones
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)
Telephone: 01189723350 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm except Bank Holidays)
Mapledurham Watermill Tours
The Estate Office, Mapledurham,
Reading,Berkshire, RG4 7TR