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Pauntley Court and the 'Elinor Fettiplace', self-catering wing of the main house, must be one of the most enchanting houses in which to stay. It is said to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington, who travelled from here to become Lord Mayor of London. Pauntley Court has beautiful formal gardens and is situated in a stunning position. It is located within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury, the spa towns of Malvern and Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Hereford. The village of Pauntley is on the edge of the Cotswolds, two and half hours drive from London. Guests can stroll in the formal gardens or further afield to the surrounding countryside along side the River Leadon, or on the numerous recommended local footpaths. If you have your fishing rod to hand, why not cast a fly into the Old Mill Pond, and see if you can hook a brown trout or two? There is a tennis court on the property that you are welcome to use (racquets and balls provided), and we also have a couple of his and hers bikes for those wanting to explore further afield. Why not have a massage or facial with our onsite masseuse, Grania, using Neal's Yard products which we also provide in our guest bathrooms. There is a woodburner with a good supply of logs, underfloor heating downstairs and also in the bathroom upstairs. The bathroom has a very large bath and walk in shower, with an additional downstairs loo as well. Many lovely spots throughout the garden and fields to sit and relax, and a barbecue is provided. Free Full English breakfast is left in the fridge for you to cook the following morning. Mark and Melissa Hargreaves would like to welcome you to our secluded, luxurious holiday home.
Married with a family of three children.
Pauntley Court must be one of the most enchanting houses in which to stay. It is said to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington, who travelled from here to become Lord Mayor of London. Pauntley Court has beautiful formal gardens and is situated in a stunning position. The mundane strains of the 21st Century seem to melt away as you first crest the hill and glimpse the house through the trees, safe in its private grounds.
It is located within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury, the spa towns of Malvern and Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Hereford. The village of Pauntley is on the edge of the Cotswolds, two and half hours drive from London.
Mark and Melissa Hargreaves would like to welcome you to their captivating family home.
History of the house: Pauntley Court is believed to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington and was home to the Whittington family for nearly 300 years. John Masefield Poet Laureate, who grew up in the area, loved it and called it “a place of great beauty and strangeness”. He helped to raise funds for the house to become a Home for Wayfarers in the early 1930s.
Beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside to walk in.
If you have your fishing rod to hand, why not cast a fly into the Old Mill Pond, and see if you can hook a brown trout or two?
There is a tennis court on the property that you are welcome to use, and for keen equestrians, we can also make special arrangements for stabling of a horse if required.
Idyllic - what more can one say. Beautiful cottage, beautiful area - walks and blackberry picking! So relaxing.
Heathrow airport is 2 hours away by car. Birmingham airport is 1 hour away by car. Bristol airport is 1 hour away by car.
Ledbury is 20 minutes away by car. Gloucester is 25 minutes away by car. Cheltenham Spa is 25 minutes away by car. Malvern is 25 minutes away by car. Hereford is 40 minutes away by car. Brimingham is an hour away by car. Bristol is an hour away by car. London is 2 and a half hours away by car.
Garden lovers should visit Sir Roy Strong’s The Laskett Garden, the finest formal garden to be laid out since the last war.
Walkers have May Hill and easy access to The Malverns, over 3,000 acres in which to walk and the charming and old fashioned Kettle Sings for lunch.
he Three Counties Showground hosts an annual gardening weekend in the Spring and its Royal Three Counties Show in June is very popular. There are further shows and events throughout the year.
Theatre goers will enjoy the Malvern Theatre’s programme and the Everyman in Cheltenham. Hellens, a manor house in Much Marcle has some lovely classical events in magical surroundings.
Foodies should experience dinner at The Butcher’s Arms Eldersfield, a Michelin starred restaurant in a rustic setting only 15 minutes away. Need to book in advance as it is so popular.
Visit Hereford Cathedral with its recently commissioned Thomas Traherne chapel. The nearby Castle Hotel has a pretty courtyard garden overlooking the River Wye.
Cheltenham is only half an hour away with a plethora of festivals from which to choose – jazz, literary, science and racing among them.
Eastnor Castle has a deer park and Goodrich Castle is a more windswept affair.
Symonds Yat provides day-long canoeing excursions and there are many pubs built along the banks of the River Wye.
Ledbury is a lively market town, full of friendly shopkeepers. Once a year it holds a poetry festival in July.
Gloucester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and the burial place of royalty.
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3 night minimum stay
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50% deposit of total cost of stay to secure booking, made by BACS transfer into owners account at time of booking. Remaining balance paid 4 weeks prior to your arrival date. Cancellation policy - 100% refund if cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to arrival date. 50% of stay cost will be taken if cancelled within 4 weeks prior to stay.
Arrival time: 3.30pm
Departure time: 10.30am
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are excluding Christmas, New Year, Cheltenham Race Week, Easter and all Bank Holiday periods, where premium prices will be applied on application.