Luntley Court Accommodation

When you arrive at Luntley Court, look up at this lovely old manor house with its Tudor style exterior. Isn’t it wonderful? And it’s all yours, if only for a while. Slip beneath the archway and in through the door to the utility room where there are laundry facilities, a dishwasher and fridge, and plenty of room for muddy boots and coats after a walk in the Herefordshire countryside.

In the corner of the room stairs lead to the snug/TV room with an original wattle and daub wall. Separate from the rest of the house, this is a good place to escape to for a quiet read or to catch up on your favourite soap, serving equally well for older children and teenagers to hang out.

Step up from the utility room to the large kitchen, well equipped with a 4 oven Aga as well as a separate cooker and hob. Whoever’s doing the cooking won’t be left out; there’s a central island and to one end, comfy seating so you can all gather together happily. If you hire private caterers during your stay (see Extras) they won’t be pushed for space.

Walk through to the dining room, part of the enormous hall; up above is a galleried landing, to one end French doors open onto the terrace, in the middle there’s a long table – a fantastic manorial setting for any celebration feast. The long hallway runs almost the entire length of Luntley Court; everywhere you look you’ll see charming historic features - flagstone floors, leaded windows, wood panelled walls and centuries old timbers. In the hall, the enormous front door (over 400 years old!) opens to a porch where built-in benches offer a place to sit, out of the hot summer sun.

Next to the dining room is the living room, a huge space with sofas and chairs, a TV and a cosy corner to sit and chat; there’s a big fireplace (not in use) and a large window giving an outlook over the tree lined garden. Next door is the games room with a slate bedded snooker table.

Like a lot of historic properties of this size, Luntley Court has two staircases to the first floor, both taking you to the long part galleried landing; one is in the hall by the kitchen, the other is just off the living room. Upstairs, Bedroom 1 is on a slightly lower level than the rest of the bedrooms; it’s a large room that sleeps 4 and has an ensuite bathroom with a free standing bath and separate shower.

Step up to the main landing and the gallery that overlooks the dining room; off this are Bedrooms 2-4. Bedroom 2 sleeps 4 and Bedroom 3 sleeps 2 (see Rooms); just across the landing there’s a shower room and a separate bathroom. Bedroom 4 is a suite with two interconnecting rooms that each sleep 2, and an ensuite bathroom. The bedrooms that sleep 4 make a great set up for families or for older children/friends sharing.

Next to Bedroom 3 stairs rise to the second floor where Bedrooms 5 and 6 and a WC are off a spacious landing. The bedrooms are up in the eaves of the house and have twin beds. You’ll notice the quirkiness of the house, how things aren’t entirely uniform, the walls and floors are slightly askew, adding to the charm.

The private garden is at the back of the house; to the side there are views across the fields. On the terrace there’s a barbecue (Apr-Oct), outdoor furniture and a wood fired hot tub for year round use. There’s a big lawn to play on, football goals and a wooded area, and you have access to wider grounds with a pond and paddock. Bring on those big happy holidays – book today!

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