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A very special occasion… It’s our 35th birthday!
03rd Jul 2017
On the 21st July we’re celebrating an incredibly special celebration - Ston Easton Park’s 35th birthday!  It’s 35 years since we opened our doors as a fabulous home-from-home country house hotel and we’d love to share just a few of our secrets with you…
  • - We have a sister country house property in the gorgeous Lake District, Sharrow Bay.
  • - Oscar, our beautiful Cocker Spaniel, is our resident pooch who is devoted to personally welcoming our guests (both human and canine!).
  • - Unusually, six of our fabulous rooms are licensed to hold civil ceremonies.
  • - Our Library still contains all of its original mahogany bookcases, they’ve never been altered or replaced!
  • - The Print Room is one of England’s earliest surviving - something we are very proud of.  In here you can see a mass of images of the Hippisley family, one of our previous owners, and their travels through the years.
  • - If you follow our ancient stone staircase you can find our beautifully preserved servant’s quarters and Edwardian kitchen, not something you can often access elsewhere!
  • - We were also the home to Somerset’s first motor car! The Hippisley’s Y93 Bentley can be seen in an image in the Print Room from one of the first motor rallies in England - this was held here at Ston Easton Park in 1906.
  • - Queen Mary insisted on calling for tea in 1945! During her visit she admired a honey-spoon fashioned from a coin of the realm which was then presented to her as a gift.
  • - In 1958, we narrowly avoided a demolition order as there were plans to build the A37 road through the middle of our estate.  The planning application is said to have been rejected due to one of the unique features - Lady Hippisley’s plunge pool!
  • - In our first year of opening as a hotel, we were awarded the Egon Ronay Hotel of the Year - quite an achievement!
  • - Our stone floor in the Front Hall is grey penant and limestone.  While our restoration was taking place, each and every stone was lifted and relayed with the broken ones repaired and placed under the rug…
  • - When you next visit our Saloon, look out for the faces in each corner of the ceiling… each face has a different expression and no two connecting garlands are the same, each one contains a different arrangement of fruits and flowers.
  • - Perhaps you already know that our gardens are now the only remaining Humphry Repton landscape in Somerset but did you know that we have his 1972 ‘Red Book’ which shows his before and after watercolours of his landscaping plans?  
  • - Our very own resident historian holds some very special history tours throughout the year too, to share even more of our long and great history!
Now it’s not every day you turn 35, so we have a fabulous evening lined up to celebrate!  To join us and find out more, click here
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