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Interesting visit

We are members of HHA and entry to house gardens and watermill was free. Gardens were neglected... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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beautiful hamlet

The fountain plays twice on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in August and well worth visiting. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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This beautiful manor house is complemented by a restored 18th-century water garden and magnificent fountain, one of the world’s tallest garden fountains reaching more than 300 feet high.
Toddington GL54 5PQ, England
+44 1386 584469
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are members of HHA and entry to house gardens and watermill was free. Gardens were neglected which is a shame. The fountain was excellent the highest single fountain in the UK. Bear in mind wind direction, some families were picnicking on the lawns and...More

Thank Cookiescot
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fountain plays twice on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in August and well worth visiting. The house looks very inviting although I had no time to visit this trip. The watermill is fully working and was grinding wholemeal flour on our visit. Well worth returning...More

Thank BerkeleySandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the day of Stanway fete and we took our two little ones to go and explore. The fountain was amazing and the house beautiful. Simply an idyllic setting for a traditional fete. This was a real family treat. The children were so excited...More

Thank Samuels66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fountain was very powerful and a bit of a novelty - more a jet rather than a pretty fountain. Nice swans and goslings on a warm summers day. The house is a bit quirky and rambling inside - beautiful from the outside and lovely...More

Thank rebeccadiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went as part of a gardening group. We were met by Chris our guide who gave us a talk about the history of the house and it’s owner. We then went inside the house and were given details of each room Chris made it all...More

Thank roscwmbran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stanway house and fountain has limited opening so you have to check the website. When it is open the property is only open between 2pm and 5pm. However it is well worth a visit and definitely time it to coincide with the fountain. Despite the...More

Thank Fleur50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is only open a couple of afternoons a week over the summer months. So do check opening hours. It is still lived in by the owner so having any access is quite surprising. The main reason to visit is the huge (300foot?) fountain....More

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as part of a coach holiday with my mum. We entered through a gate marked 'private' and walked up to the main house area where we had to go in the tearoom and ask directions to the fountain. As it was not due to...More

Thank heath922
Reviewed 13 July 2018

My wife and I visited Stanway in June 2015 and having rejoined HHA (£81.00..well worth it we visited 25 properties last year) again this year and decided to visit again on Tuesday 10th as we was in the area (Steam Railway at Toddington...the good lady...More

Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We planned our visit to coincide with the workings of the beautiful/impressive fountain, and a visit through the house (less than $10 for the entire afternoon). We wandered the gardens, had cakes (that seemed to be prepared by local ladies), marveled at the Tithe Barn,...More

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18 October 2017|
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Response from Marilyn0909 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The owner has a dog that goes around with him so I should think that dogs would be allowed in the gardens - and so you'd see the fountain. As for the House, I'm not sure so would advise you to phone. Hope this helps. M
Bethany G
25 September 2017|
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Response from GCATDA | Reviewed this property |
You can go in the house and it is worth a visit. However it is only open at certain times of the year and is now closed for 2017. I belong to the HHA historic house association and like the national trust it has a yearly... More
28 April 2017|
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Response from Lorraine D |
Toilets on site