Woolley Park is a 3000-acre Estate on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire border that includes many residential, commercial and agricultural properties. Please click through this section of the website to learn more about our history and different activities and enterprises on the Estate.
Woolley House sits at the heart of the Estate and is a grand historic home and grounds that have been in the same family since the reign of Henry VIII.
The first house was built in 1690 and has remained present throughout important moments in history, seen changes to ways of living, as well as being privy to stories of loss, love and triumph. It contains a myriad of opulent rooms fit for queens, sandwiched between historic and long forgotten servant’s quarters that would have once been buzzing with activity. One remodel of the house was designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville, who redesigned Windsor Castle for King George IV and the house was even commandeered by the Royal Navy during the second world war and renamed HMS Victory III.
This beautiful building has hosted many famous guests in its time from a shooting party for royalty, to dinners for TV personalities and the decoration lives up to its guests’ high expectations, particularly the grand drawing room, designed in 1841, that features huge mirrors and gold gilding to replicate a French salon.
The grounds are no less spectacular with a walled garden, that would have once grown produce for the house, hidden gems such as the newly renovated summerhouse that was only discovered recently when clearing trees, or unusual historic buildings that sit atop saddle stones. The Estate is positioned high above the surrounding area making the views across the parkland and local landscape unrivalled on a summers day.
Today the house is the family home of Kirsten Loyd, her partner and three adult children, as well as the horses, chickens and dogs. Kirsten has made many changes since inheriting the Estate from her father including developing holiday accommodation from the traditional potting shed in the walled garden, inviting happy couples to celebrate their marriage in the grounds and inviting film crews in to shine a light on all that Woolley has to offer.