Stanford Hall was built in the time of William and Mary. It is surrounded by ancient parkland rich in natural history and beauty and a further 900 acres. We are a grade 1 listed private stately home that has been in the same family for over 300 years.
In the Hall, itself, we have a magnificent ballroom with a beautifully restored fresco ceiling and portraits of the Stuart Kings of England. There is also a splendid Norman church a short walk away through the park.
We offer guided tours of the house, tearooms and shop. Our shop is selling antiques and confectionery. We hold park events, weddings, corporate and private parties and group visits.
Today’s opening hours
11am to 5pm (Bank Holidays), 11am to 4pm (other days).
8th April to 28th April 2019
Hall: 11am to 5pm (Bank Holidays), 11am to 4pm (other days).
Guided tours every 30 minutes (last tour 3.30pm).
Grounds, tearoom and shop: 11am to 5pm.
We are just 1.5 hours by car from Central London, right in the centre of England, just 3 miles from the M1 J20, M6 J1 and A14 J1 junction.
By train we are also just 50 minutes from London Euston to Rugby Station, a 15 minute transfer from Rugby Station by taxi. New direct link to A5 Swinford.
Car park on site
Fona Cab 01788 543333
Historic Houses members visit for free on normal open days.
Adult house and grounds: £8
Adult grounds only: £3.50
Child house and grounds: £2.50
Child grounds only: £1.50
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible parking
The Pilcher Aviation Museum is in the Stable Block. Its principal exhibit is a very fine replica of ‘The Hawk’, the Flying Machine in which Lieutenant Percy Pilcher, recognised as England’s Pioneer Aviator, was killed at Stanford in 1899. He flew successfully for four years before his death. The Hawk was his latest machine.
A monument to his memory was erected by the Royal Aeronautical Society on the other side of the river from the house, on the spot where he crashed.
A map is available in the shop on open days. Starting at the Hall and walking the perimeter of the front park of the estate. Taking approximately one to two hours to walk.
Choose Stanford Hall for your special day.
We can host up to 80 guests for a civil ceremony in the magnificent recently restored ballroom with painted fresco ceiling and portraits of Stuart Kings of England.
Up to 90 guests can be seated for dinner in Ballroom.
The Hall can fit up to 130 guests for drinks reception and you can have up to 150 guests for after party in Stables Courtyard rooms.
There are 15 bedrooms available for bride and groom, family and friends with a butler and Gurkha steward service.
A beautiful marque on the North Lawn can be ordered to fit up to any number of guests.
The stunning church of St Nicholas is just a 10 minute walk away through the private park.
Best weekend we could have hoped for. We would wholeheartedly encourage couples to consider the Hall, as you will not just have the best day of your lives, but the best weekend.
We have 5 bedrooms in the Hall and 10 bedrooms in our Georgian Coach House Courtyard.
Group bookings only, not less than eight bedrooms.
We have a variety of large family rooms comfortably sleeping 4 or 5 people. We also have 6 beautiful traditional Mongolian glamping yurts in the park surrounding a large Tibetan fire bowl, overlooking our river. They can fit up to 6 persons per yurt if required or just a couple in more glamping style.
Prices on request.
For a celebration dinner, we can offer 3-course fine dining in the Hall, butler service, pre-dinner drinks in the library, dinner in our magnificent ballroom overlooked by portraits of the Stuart Kings of England.
After dinner drinks in the snooker room and retiring to the stables courtyard to our party/studio room for music and bar.
We encourage you to bring your own wines and champagnes and we do not charge corkage. We can also cater for you in a more informal atmosphere.
Self-catering and hire options in the Coach House are available on request.
The Hall, the Stable Block and Park are available on an exclusive basis. Stanford becomes the backdrop for your own experience.
You can offer formal dining in the beautiful candle-lit state rooms supported by our resident butler, with bespoke menus created by invited chefs.
For more informal occasions, home-cooked meals can be provided in the bright open-planned basement kitchen, which is perfectly suited to families and relaxed gatherings.
Self-catering options are also available for the home-from-home experience.
Present your event in the splendid ballroom…or combine a drinks reception in the green drawing room with a dinner and dancing in a lined marquee on the north lawn.
Organise a clay pigeon shoot or archery in the park, arrange a team building off-site and explore the ancient woodland and the freedom of 700 acres across the estate.
An enormous thank you for making our stay at Stanford Hall such a complete delight; everyone had the most wonderful time and it was a real treat to be staying in such a beautiful house, with amazing grounds, and to be taken such good care of by the SH team!
We offer visits to primary and secondary schools.
These comprise history trips and visits to our community supported agriculture vegetable gardens.