Ottoline Court is set in a 800 acre estate in Herefordshire, a magnificent medieval manor encircled by its own moat, it offers real wow factor from the moment you arrive. Surrounded by rolling countryside as far as the eye can see, this beautiful country estate offers complete privacy and seclusion, along with excellent opportunities for outdoor activities or idyllic country walks.
Stepping through the mighty oak doors feels like entering an oasis of calm and luxury, with beautiful original features in abundance throughout the property. Marvel at the wood panelled walls, the intricate ceilings and fireplaces (one fireplace is directly from Chequers and reinstated here) and amazing windows and vaulted beams. Yet there is a decidedly contemporary twist, with clear view log burners, beautiful artwork, rich colours and sumptuous furnishings creating a stunning blend of old and new.
The property is set around a charming courtyard which is a real suntrap, perfect for summer drinks or BBQs and filling the rooms with light wherever you go. The property itself is vast but feels so warm and homely, with two lovely spacious sitting rooms perfect for groups and plenty of nooks to curl up with a book from the extensive library. The beautiful main country kitchen is very spacious and well equipped, and there are no less than two dining rooms, an elegant Queen Anne style dining room flooded with natural light with lovely views, and a more relaxed informal dining space. There are also several smaller kitchens around the house with tea/coffee facilities and fridges etc.
For special occasions the amazing 12th Century banqueting hall is the perfect setting, with exposed stone walls, beams and double height vaulted ceilings creating a wonderfully atmospheric space for up to 70 guests to dine in style. The floor is made from oak felled from the estate’s trees, and the secret door, huge open fireplace and mood lighting add to the ambiance, or adorn the windows and mantles with a sea of candles for a truly intimate and atmospheric feel.
There is a very spacious games room with a pool table, table tennis, and darts, a spa treatment room available and outside there is a tennis court, croquet lawn, hot tub and bikes and fishing rods available for guests’ use. The estate extends over 800 acres with ancient woodland, meadows, orchards and pastures, with beautiful walks from the doorstep as well as several marked treasure trails around the estate. The grounds are very private and offer beautiful views, and there is a private lake and a trout filled moat that runs around the property, with serene swans gliding gently by and an abundance of wildlife throughout the estate. The lawns next to the house are ideal for impromptu cricket, croquet or football matches. There are two resident ponies which like to be taken for walks and terraces to sit out on and bird watch. There are fire pits for outdoor cooking and BBQs and outdoor furniture are all available.
The 15 principle bedrooms are all beautifully furnished and some in particular are very spacious, spectacular rooms. All bedrooms feature luxurious linens, bathrobes and Molton Brown toiletries, along with super king size beds (many can be arranged as two singles on request). There are also 3 single bedrooms giving good flexibility. The bathrooms are all finished to the highest of standards with modern plumbing for lovely powerful showers, however please do note whilst most of the bedrooms have en-suite or private bathrooms, some bathrooms are shared.
Ottoline Court offers complete flexibility to its guests, you are welcome to self cater here or we can arrange full or partial catering throughout your stay. You are also welcome to bring your own drinks with no corkage charge. There are a variety of activities that can be arranged in the estate and locally, and a treatment room for spa treatments in the house. Dogs are also welcome here and whilst they ask they remain off the furniture, they are welcome throughout the house apart from in the library.
Ottoline Court makes a wonderful setting for a fairytale wedding, with lavish interiors and beautiful grounds affording endless photographic opportunities. As Ottoline Court is only available on an exclusive use basis, you can enjoy your very own luxury country estate for the duration of your stay, in complete privacy and seclusion. Imagine a world of pure luxury, with no rules, regulations or restrictions, and everything tailored exactly to your needs. Whether you choose to have your wedding ceremony or reception in the main house, the gardens or in the colourful courtyard, you can be assured of an enchanting setting and superb hospitality.
While your guests enjoy canapés and champagne in the gardens, have your photos taken on the lawns Wordsworth once strolled across, with the wonderful historic manor house, the backdrop to your celebrations. Dine in the magnificent 12th Century Banqueting Hall or in a beautiful marquee overlooking the private lake. Dance the night away or relax in one of the many beautifully appointed period rooms with friends and family. And once the celebrations are over, as you both retire to the luxuriously appointed honeymoon cottage within the estate, your guests can enjoy 5 star accommodation within the manor house.
To stay at Ottoline Court is to experience the very best in English country living, and whether you are looking for a beautiful home to enjoy with your closest family or friends, or planning an extravagant celebration, wedding, corporate event or product launch, you are sure to find no finer place than Ottoline Court.