Places to Visit in Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Stanford, where Shakespeare's Avon flows gently through the Park, has been the home of the Cave family, ancestors of the present owner Nicholas Fothergill, since 1430. In the 1690s, Sir Roger Cave commissioned the Smiths of Warwick to pull down the old Manor House and build the present Hall, which is a fine example of their work and of the William and Mary period.
The Ballroom, grandly resplendent in pink and gold, has a fine coved ceiling with four trompe l'oeil shell corners.
The mellow panelled Library is lined with over five thousand books, as well as many interesting manuscripts, the oldest dating from 1150.
Throughout the house are portraits of the family and examples of furniture and objects which they collected over the centuries. There is also a collection of Royal Stuart portraits, previously belonging to the Cardinal Duke of York, the last of the male Royal Stuarts.
An unusual collection of family costumes, including splendid embroidered waistcoats, is displayed in the Old Dining Room, which also houses some early Tudor portraits.
The peaceful Drawing Rooms, with their lovely portraits and elegant furniture, overlook the park.The Flying Staircase winds past portraits of the family to the bedrooms with four poster beds and tapestries. All this combines to embody the idea of the perfect English country house.
Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available
Weddings and Conferences
The Hall and Grounds are both available for Conferences, Corporate Days, Team Building, Theatre, Concerts, Wedding Receptions, Dinners and Lunches. Car Club Rallies and other Events may be held in the Park.
M1/J18 6m, M1/J19 (from/to the N only) 2m, M6 exit/access at A14/M1(N)J 2m, A14 2m. Follow Historic House signs.
Stanford Park Caravan Site
This picturesque and tranquil site is set in the rural Grounds of the Stanford Hall Estate. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and a pleasant stay with our experienced wardens.
In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting
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