A second country house takes its name from the parish, but is just over its northeastern border, Dorneywood, which is in a high listed building category and which is used as home (and entertainment or state reception venue) for a senior member of the Government, usually a Secretary of State or other Minister of the Crown.

Dorney Self Catering Apartments is the trading name of Troppo Property Partnership.

Dorney is a rural oasis tucked away next to the Thames, a corner of quintessential England, yet the village is just a stone’s throw from Central London.  Whether you are visiting Dorney Court for a wedding, a tour or a private event we hope that, like us, you will be enchanted by the magic and the history of the house and grounds.

The village has no railway station. A regular bus timetable operates to Windsor and Slough.

There are a range of flexible options for visiting Dorney Court and it is possible to enjoy a tour of the House year round.

None of the properties in Dorney Reach are listed in terms of architecture, however a central cluster in the other, closer two parts of the village are, giving 15 in total.[6]

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The village is partly bounded by the north by the M4 motorway where there is a junction just after the road north from the village meets the A4 Bath Road for Slough 'West'. This access to London Heathrow Airport and the city itself and has meant that Dorney is since its construction accessible to city commuters as well as Thames Valley commuters.

The ownership of the manor is summarised in its own article, but perhaps the most notable head of family was in 1542, on being bought by William Garrard, who was afterwards Lord Mayor of London.[3] Maj. C. H. D. Palmer owned it in 1925, having been passed down by earlier Palmers since 1624. Until after 1925, the manor's family owned the rectory, improved and kept up the church,[3] a state of affairs which ended with the ending of all tithes in England and Wales.

In the south east Dorney Common is a traditional grassed common, roughly triangular, which is an SSSI.

Although the church was 'restored' so somewhat unrecognisable in terms of obscuring its medieval decoration (this took place in the 19th century), the chancel and nave date from the 12th century, the tower was built about 1540, and the north or Garrard chapel and the porch were added in the 17th century.[3][3]

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Dorney is a village and civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England, bordering on the River Thames to the west and south and bisected by the Jubilee River. In 2011 it had a population of 752 and it is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) west of neighbouring Eton which is a slightly larger parish.

In the parish of Dorney are the hamlets of Dorney Reach and Lake End; none centred more than 1 mile (1.6 km) apart.

Eton is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) east, the centre of which directly faces Windsor across the Thames. Slough, which is linked by two roads forming a rectangle with Dorney, is 3.7 miles (6.0 km) ENE.

Dorney Court is one of the UK's finest Tudor manor houses.

The village is on the north bank of the River Thames on very gently sloping land towards the river and inchoate streams which were mostly joined into the Jubilee River, mainly on gravel-underlain soil.

The church of St. James the Less, which dates back to the Norman Conquest, towers next to the house and our beautiful newly restored coach house barn. Windsor Castle floats in the distance and Dorney Lake lies a short walk away.

It includes a grade I listed manor house, Dorney Court and the largest rowing lake in the south of England, Dorney Lake. Altogether water accounts for 13% of Dorney, the highest proportion in Buckinghamshire.

A majority of the inhabitants in 2011 (62.8%) described themselves as Christian – if this is reflective of UK trends, and in the absence of a Roman Catholic church then likely this implies a sizeable majority are Anglican whether they attend church or not – its sole parish church is of this denomination and is dedicated to Saint James. More than 2% of the population are Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist.[1]

With its fairy tale gabled roofs, landscaped gardens and charming 12th Century church, Dorney Court is one of the UK’s most beautiful and complete country house wedding venues.

To help you get a feel for the unique nature of the estate, we have provided an image gallery, showing various aspects of the house which we consider very special. We hope you do too.

A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1925.

Dorney Reach is a community on a riverside road, almost half of the homes of which are by the River Thames, overlooking Monkey Island.

Dorney has Dorney Lake, where alongside Holme Pierrepont in England major rowing events take place, such as at the 2012 Summer Olympics and annually in events such as the Wallingford, Marlow and Metropolitan Regattas. The Olympic games also hosted canoeing events there which continue to take place occasionally.

Lake End includes the Pineapple and is the only settled part north of the Jubilee River on the main northward road from the village, with a public car park by the Jubilee River which enables access to its towpath and the buildings of Dorney and Lake End.

The village was in an area affected by a postal county anomaly, in that until the redundancy of these in 1996 under the Royal Mail national addressing system, Royal Mail ensured better delivery to write "Dorney [Buckinghamshire], WINDSOR, Berkshire, SL4...". It is now acceptable to write instead the more correct "Dorney, WINDSOR, SL4...", or even "Dorney, WINDSOR, Buckinghamshire, SL4...".

Dorney is where the first pineapple in the UK was grown[citation needed] and so it has a public house named The Pineapple, Grade II listed for its age, dating half to the 17th century and half to the 18th century.[4]

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Dorney Court Kitchen Garden, Court Lane, Dorney, Buckinghamshire, SL4 6QP. Tel: 01628 66 99 99 | Email info@dckg.co.uk

An inspirational venue combining great plants, fresh food and local produce all set in the historic grounds of Dorney Court Estate

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In 1961 a cornfield at Dorney was the scene of a nationally-reported abduction. A lone gunman, James Hanratty, abducted Valerie Storie and Michael Gregsten in a Morris Minor parked in the cornfield. He forced them at gunpoint to drive to a lay-by on the A6 at Maulden in Bedfordshire, where he shot and murdered Gregsten, raped Valerie Storie and shot her. She survived, paralysed.