The estate belongs to the family of John "Jack" Eyston and includes two golf courses and other leisure activities, including some great local walks.
One of the main features of the estate is Mapledurham House, an Elizabethan stately home where John Eyston lives with his wife, Lady Anne, daughter of the late Viscount Maitland.
The other historically renowned attraction on the estate is the Mapledurham Watermill, the only mill on the Thames still working and producing high-quality stone-ground flour. The watermill is perhaps best known for its starring role in the 1976 film, The Eagle Has Landed,
The house, watermill and surrounding grounds are open to the public on weekends and bank holiday afternoons from Easter until the end of September and also on Sunday afternoons in October; this idyllic environment is perfect for visitors looking for an interesting day out and also provides a wonderful venue for corporate events and fairytale weddings.
In 2011, Mapledurham was proud to receive the Gold in Outstanding Customer Service from Tourism South East in 2011, Silver in Best Small Attraction in Tourism South East in 2012, Finalist in Sustainable Tourism in Oxfordshire Business Awards in 2013 and Silver in Sustainable Tourism in Tourism South East in 2013.
As there is no restaurant at the house or mill, we are always delighted to welcome day-trippers up at the Pack Saddle for lunch or dinner – we are just a mile up the road.