For generations the Stonor family have delighted in decorating their glorious home, Stonor Park in Oxfordshire, for the festive season with natural greenery from the estate. This year is no exception and, once again, the doors will open later this month as the family welcome visitors from all over the world.
Decorating the house wouldn’t happen without the assistance of the head gardener and park team, including the well-known and gifted florist Sue Bailey West. The decorations change each year, and 2019 will see Stonor decorated for ‘A Candlelit Christmas’, complete with roaring fires, candles glowing and a magnificent 20ft Victorian decorated Christmas tree in the Gothic Hall, laden with sparkling decorations gathered from the family’s travels around the world.
It is easy to spend many hours here, as you soak up the jovial atmosphere and enjoy an array of indulgent winter warmers in The Stonor Pantry. Enjoy a glass of Champagne, prosecco or warm mulled wine, accompanied by a mince pie, Christmas cake, winter soup, Stonor venison sausages, and other festive delicacies. Complete your Christmas shopping in the gift shop, which will be overflowing with goodies.
‘A Candlelit Christmas’ runs from November 25 to December 15. For more information visit www.stonor.com/christmas