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A Brief History of Ston Easton Park

Today Ston Easton Park is well renowned as being one of the best luxury hotels near Bath, however, the house has a long and interesting history.

The original house appears to date back to Tudor times, however, the structures as they can be seen today were built around 1739 and towards the end of the 18th Century, the East and West Wings were added. Ston Easton now stands proud as one of the most glorious luxury hotels in Somerset near Bath.

The Hippisley family made Ston Easton Park their home from 1544 and continued to live here until 1956. After the Hippisley family relinquished the property, it changed hands a number of times before it eventually fell into disrepair and narrowly avoided a demolition order. Thankfully, under the ownership of the Rees-Mogg family, the house under-went extensive restoration work to bring it back to its former glory.

...the Saloon - once described as one of the finest rooms in Somerset

The house was first opened as a hotel in 1982 by Mr and Mrs Smedley and today it is a privately owned hotel with a sister property, Sharrow Bay, in the Lake District.

The parkland surrounding the house was designed by the famous 18th Century landscape architect, Humphry Repton. Repton first visited the house in November 1792 and by March 1793, he had produced his ‘Red Book’ giving his recommendations for the landscape of the park.

The grand wrought iron gates at the entrance to the house date back to the 18th Century and were originally made for a country house in Kent, called Merstham. The gates were installed at Ston Easton Park in 1981, a year before it opened in 1982, soon after it lauched as one of the more frequented Shepton Mallet hotels.

The house is bursting with antique furniture and fine art collections and The Library still contains its original mahogany bookcases. As our guests, you are encouraged to explore the house and its many ‘hidden treasures’ including one of England’s earliest surviving Print Rooms and the superb Saloon – a beautiful and unique room which sets Ston Easton Park aside from other luxury hotels in Somerset. Follow the ancient stone staircase and discover the beautifully preserved servants’ quarters and the Edwardian kitchen and you will feel as though you have stepped into a page of a Jane Austen novel or onto the set of Downton Abbey.

...feel as though you've stepped into a page of a Jane Austen novel, or onto the set of Downton Abbey



...bursting with antique furniture and fine art collections

Join our resident historian on one of our Monthly History Tours including afternoon tea, view our calendar of events.

Discover what Ston Easton Park has to offer

Ston Easton is steeped in wonderful history, and that lends a romanticism to the estate, as such we are proud to hold many weddings here as one of the only Shepton Mallet hotels. The estate is available for exclusive use so our weddings guests can enjoy private use of the house and gardens on their special day. With such stately rooms and gardens many businesses approach us to use the rooms and grounds for product launches and presentations. It's always busy at Ston Easton Park, we hold a huge variety of special events in Somerset and provide many breaks and special offers. We would be remiss not to mention our incredible Victorian kitchen and the incredible food that they produce daily for our restaurant and its visitors, be they residents or just guests stopping by for a bite to eat.

Highlight Rooms

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Classic Rooms

Each room is beautifully decorated and furnished with fine antiques and all Classic rooms have king-size, double, twin beds & seating areas within the room.

Deluxe Rooms

Extremely spacious with king-size or twin beds and large seating areas within the rooms. Magnificent antique furniture combines perfectly with lavish, contemporary fabrics.

Superior Rooms

With comfortable seating areas within the room, beautiful antiques and works of art and the choice of either a four-poster or king-size bed.

State Rooms

Magnificently ornate high ceilings, original four-poster Chippendale beds, wonderfully spacious seating areas within the rooms, the very finest antiques and the most opulent décor imaginable.