About Ston Easton Park
Described by the Times’ editor William Rees-Mogg as “one of the most interesting and talented of the Somerset families”, the Hippsley family built Ston Easton in 1740. It’s a beautiful house, in a classical Georgian Palladian style, and was built for entertaining the Hippsleys’ glamorous, influential friends.
It is a large house, with 20 bedrooms (all en-suite), sleeping around 40, with up to 8 additional children in cots or zed-beds. The reception rooms of Ston Easton are extensive and impressive – with both staterooms (such as The Salon), and more unusual rooms, like The Print Room, and The Painting Room.
Ston Easton’s pleasure gardens are just as impressive as the mansion – including a sweet house called ‘The Garden Cottage’ (which has 3 bedrooms), that can be found behind the fully-operational Victorian kitchen garden. The River Norr runs through the back of the gardens and beside the estate’s parkland, and plenty remains of Humphry Repton’s original landscape, including his romantic Palladian bridges spanning the river. There’s also the original ice house, a ruined grotto fountain, a sham castle, and a rare 18th Century plunge pool (the discovery of which, helped save Ston Easton Park from demolition in the 1950s).
Should you ever want to leave the estate, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area: Somerset is a lovely county – Glastonbury Tor is nearby (and Glastonbury town), as is Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and Haynes Motor Museum. Cider is a speciality of the West Country, and there are any number of ‘cider trails’ to discover. There is also the beautiful spa-town of Bath, or the city of Bristol, with all of their distractions.
Ston Easton Park is suitable for exclusive-use parties of friends or family, reunions, special celebrations and weddings. It is also suitable for corporate and business use, or retreats.
Both clay and game (please contact Ston Easton for details)
Bath Golf Club; established in 1880, and one of England’s oldest and finest inland courses. Redesigned by H. Colt in 1937, the course occupies a prominent position on Hampton Down, one of Bath’s beautiful surrounding hills. The 18 hole course creates a challenge using the natural contours of a hilltop location, with stunning views that, on a clear day, stretch to the Welsh Beacons. Facilities include: bar & restaurant, chipping & putting facilities, practice area and pro shop.
In local carp ponds
Interactive map showing approximate location of Ston Easton Park.