Long Crendon Manor

A Unique Historic Country House

The House

History

The first mention of Long Crendon Manor was in the Domesday book. Sir Walter Giffard (d.1102) was right-hand man to William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings and was awarded several manors including the manor of Long Crendon for his part in defeating King Harold. He and his son are reputedly depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry with their bows and deadly arrow.
William Marshal, known as ‘The Greatest Knight’, was Lord of the Manor of Long Crendon and was one of the 25 barons to force King John to put his seal on the Magna Carta.

Long Crendon Manor began as a dwelling for the abbots of Notley in about 1187.  From the original Great Hall the house evolved with the East wing added in the 14th Century and the West wing in the 15th Century. Under the ownership of Laline Hohler, daughter of Lady De L’Isle of Dudley and Penshurst, over 1920 and 1921 the house was restored and extended by the renowned architect, Philip Tilden, who went on to restore Chartwell House for Sir Winston Churchill.
Long Crendon Manor has been under the same family stewardship from 1977 and continues to develop as a working estate.

Long Crendon Village

The house is situated in the centre of Long Crendon just off the village square and within walking distance of a choice of hostelries for wining and dining. These include the Eight Bells: a traditional village pub serving pub grub; The Churchill Arms: an English pub with a Thai restaurant: the Angel Inn: serving posh nosh (need to book) and Crendon Cuisine Indian restaurant. Two miles down the road is the market town of Thame with a plethora of further options including the Thatch and the Black Horse. A little further afield are the Michelin-starred Nut Tree at Murcott and the Manoir aux Quats Saisons.
For more information on Long Crendon, wining and dining, churches and local attractions please visit the village website: long-crendon.com

Local Attractions

There are many places to visit locally. The dreaming spires of Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Waddesdon Manor, Bletchley Park and Bicester Village outlet are all accessible. The Chiltern Hills, designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, can be seen from the garden and there is plenty of walking and cycling from Long Crendon Manor to local villages, attractions and pubs. Haddenham and Thame Parkway Station is 2 miles away with trains to London in under 40 minutes. You can catch a West End show and be back in your bed before midnight.