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Elinor Fettiplace, in the grounds of Elizabethan Pauntley Court, is perfect for a romantic escape.

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Overview

About the property

Double bedroom with 6' Super King bed. Sleeps two. Parking space for one car.

Elinor Fettiplace at Pauntley Court is an enchanting house in which to stay, situated in a stunning position overlooking the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. Poet Laureate, John Masefield described Pauntley Court as ‘a place of great beauty and strangeness'. Dating back to 1300's, this wing of the main house has kept its original features and provides accommodation across two floors with a beautiful double bedroom keeping a balance between the natural rustic features of the building without losing any of the high quality modern conveniences one would expect. Pauntley Court is steeped in history, being the birthplace of Dick Whittington who travelled from Pauntley to become Lord Mayor of London four times over, and Elinor Fettiplace soaks up the magical atmosphere that pervades this small estate.

Guests are welcome to enjoy the wonderful access to the main formal gardens at Pauntley Court. There is a charming walled garden with a statue of Pan at its centre and also a cloister garden planted with pleached hornbeams and two deep herbaceous borders. The sunken garden has an ornamental pond surrounded by beds of tulips, alliums and roses, bordered by box and lovely oak balustrading created by a local craftsman. Quinces and medlars help to enhance the Elizabethan feel. At the back of the main house is the ruin garden, where foundations of a great house planned by the Somerset family have been planted in yew. The garden uses stone and local bricks in an artistic manner, which might provide owners of gardens with inspiration and which ensure, even in winter, the garden has an elegant bone structure.

Located in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside and within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury, the spa towns of Malvern and Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Tewkesbury Abbey. The village of Pauntley is close to the Cotswolds and yet provides access to other wonderful walking areas including the Malvern Hills.

If you want to come with friends, why not also book The Dovecote next door which sleeps four.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps two guests.

Double bedroom with 6' Super King bed.

Bathroom with large bath, walk in shower and underfloor heating.

French doors open from the sitting room to with views out onto the sunken garden, with tables and chairs outside.

Access to the main formal gardens at Pauntley Court.

Two hybrid bicycles (men's/ladies') available for guest use.

Guests are welcome to use the hard surface tennis court in the grounds of Pauntley Court.

Massage and beauty treatments can be provided on-site by a qualified therapist.

Sorry, no children or pets.

Parking space for one car.

WiFi.

Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

Wood burning stove.

Free standing electric cooker, small fridge, large freezer.

Dishwasher, combined washer/dryer.

Nespresso coffee machine.

Television with sound bar and sub-woofer in sitting room

Flat screen television in bedroom and area.

DVD player, Bluetooth CD player, digital radio.

Selection of DVDs and books.

Garden table and chairs.

Barbecue.

Attractions and nearby amenities

The grounds surrounding Pauntley Court are perfect for leisurely walks. Start at The Dovecote and follow the ‘Poets Walk' down to the lake and River Leadon.

Elinor Fettiplace is within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury, where you will find a selection of shops and supermarkets to stock up on everything needed for your stay.

There are some excellent pubs and restaurants nearby including The Butchers Arms in Eldersfield (advance booking is advised at this Michelin starred pub), Welland's The Inn at Welland, The Royal Exchange at Hartpury and the Kilcot Inn in Newent.

Both the Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley are only a short 30 minutes' drive away.

Eastnor Castle situated at the foot of the Malvern Hills is surrounded by a deer park, lake and arboretum.

Have an English wine tasting tour at the Three Choirs Vineyard in nearby Newent.

The International Centre for Birds of Prey is the World's oldest dedicated Bird of Prey Centre and has over 250 species including owls, eagles, hawks and vultures.

Fascinating medieval architecture is waiting to be discovered at Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals and Tewkesbury Abbey.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dymock in Forest of Dean District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • First floor: Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom with large bath and walk-in shower
  • Bathroom with large bath and walk-in shower, again with under floor heating.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 6' super king size bed
  • Large 6' Super King double bedroom with views over the Cloister Garden and quince trees.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Tennis
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Electric storage heaters throughout. Underfloor heating in bathroom. Wood burning stove. Free standing electric cooker, small fridge, large freezer. Dishwasher, combined washer/dryer. Nespresso coffee machine. Television with sound bar and sub-woofer in sitting room Flat screen television in bedroom and area. DVD player, Bluetooth CD player, digital radio. Selection of DVDs and books. WiFi.* Garden table and chairs. Barbecue. Two hybrid bicycles (men/lady) available for guest use. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.

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Other Activities:

Guests staying at Elionor Fettiplace are welcome to use the hard surface tennis court in the grounds of Pauntley Court.

There are also two hybrid bicycles (one men’s and one ladies’) available to use.

Grania Naish from Unfold Massage is a qualified Holistic Massage Therapist and Facial Beauty Therapist and can provide onsite treatments.

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent
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