Stoke Place Hotel is only thirty minutes away from the bustle of London and yet enjoys all the benefits of a rural English landscape. The three storey ‘William and Mary’ style house was built as a family home in 1690 by Patrick Lamb. Later, east and west wings were added to the building creating a substantial and impressive country house and the infamous talents of Capability Brown turned the surrounding grounds into a quintessential rural idyll.
The charms of Stoke Place weren’t lost on Sir George Howard, equerry to Queen Charlotte, who bought the estate in 1764. His descendents called Stoke Place home for another 200 years. Then, the tenacity of the house’s next owner, Richard William Vyse, ensured that the house and its grounds, in all their perfect glory, were protected from ‘marauders and vagabonds’. The large red brick wall he constructed encircling the house and grounds is now a well-loved feature of the estate. You’ll find that within its parameter Stoke Place still retains all those attributes that have caused generations to fall in love with it.