At the end of a long drive you will find this elegant Georgian manor. Set well away from the hustle and bustle of city life it offers a peaceful and secluded retreat in the midst of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. The manor itself dates from the time of Oliver Cromwell and has been sympathetically restored with luxury in mind.
With lots of bedrooms in total it is perfect for parties and celebrations and is also ideal for corporate groups preferring a more relaxed and informal venue. The house is spacious and has a huge dining room, dramatically decorated, plus an elegant drawing room decorated in cool colours giving a serene and peaceful feel, with plenty of sofas and chairs around an open fire.
The property is licensed for weddings inside the house. It also has a pretty pergola for an outdoor ceremony. The terrace is a stunning spot for outdoor dining and an awning, with sides if required, can be used to cover the area without the expense of a marquee, providing an easy and practical solution to the vagaries of the English weather. However a marquee is another option.
The cellar downstairs offers an informal entertainment area with a cinema room providing a cosy area for a lazy afternoon watching a couple of DVDs in peace. Next door to this is a games room with wii, pool, table tennis and table football, creating a fun boys’ area for some serious down-time. A brand new therapy room is a wonderful addition allowing guests to pre-book beauty treats for their stay.
An in-house chef with experienced team can serve a range of mouth-watering menus from homely suppers to gourmet banquets, allowing guests the opportunity to let someone else take the strain.
Outside the manor is surrounded by 11 acres of lawns, gardens and fields with plenty of garden seating and a hot tub. Being located in the heart of the countryside there are a multitude of activities on offer from shooting to cycling, croquet to high-ropes, treasure hunts to team building games, all of which can be easily arranged for you and some of which can take place on site. The venue is particularly suited to corporate groups offering the privacy and informality of a home with the added benefits of excellent catering services and activities.
All in all this is a wonderful venue offering exceptionally large accommodation for a private house. It is situated in the heart of the UK and although some distance from London it is certainly worth the drive. If you are looking to get away from it all, then this is the place.
- champagne in the hot-tub
- the lovely landscaped gardens
- the real home from home feel