Stanway House & Gardens
Stanway House is a beautiful Cotswold Manor house with a stunning garden which rises in a series of dramatic terraced lawns from a rare, picturesque grasswork to the pyramid, which in the eighteenth Century stood at the head of a 623 feet-long cascade descending to a formal canal on the terrace. Inside the house is a fascinating painting recording the cascade as it looked in the eighteenth century.
The canal, the upper pond, a short section of the cascade, and the upper fall behind the pyramid were restored in 1998 and a 300-feet high single-jet fountain (the tallest garden fountain in the world) added in the middle of the canal. The medieval pond in the Lower Garden, recently restored, has enhanced the beauty of the fourteenth-century tithe barn.