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Bowley Court is a stunning, historic property just outside the village of Bodenham in Herefordshire. It has been sensitively restored, with exquisite attention to detail and it is now available for exclusive bookings. Sleeping up to 18 guests in nine gorgeous bedrooms (plus 4 more on put-up beds at additional cost), it’s a dream of a house in a dream setting. Layers of history are carefully blended with modern comforts in the welcoming rooms, and the social spaces lend themselves to easy-going, formal or informal gatherings.
Outside, the sweeping lawns give way to views across the rolling Herefordshire countryside. The grounds are the crowning glory of this property and outside there is space to gather up to 250 guests for a special occasion or corporate event in a marquee or tipi, or up to 100 guests for an indoor event when you also use the wonderful large bar space adjacent to the house.
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I booked Bowley Court for a group of friends for the weekend and cannot recommend it highly enough. The pictures don’t do it justice, recently refurbished every room/bathroom is immaculate it really is outstanding. The location is stunning and a perfect escape for a large group. The house came stocked with all basic amenities and good quality toiletries etc. There was also a couple of delicious cakes - always a win. Would love to return in the future with family or friends.
Claire, Hen Party GuestWe had the most wonderful stay at Bowley Court. The house was spectacular, even down to the finest detail of towels and shower gel provided, and hairdryers and torches in the bedrooms! To add to it, the grounds are absolutely beautiful and so well kept. Our visit felt like a home from home weekend away and it was a privilege to stay in such a gorgeous setting. Thank you for making my sister’s hen weekend perfect.
The property is superbly equipped and there was a lovely welcome basket full of fresh produce and a bottle of Prosecco to get the party started! We hired a hot tub and had an interactive pizza-making session on the Friday night (thank you Matthew from The Fabulous Cob Oven Company) and cooked them in the clay pizza oven outside. The grounds are amazing, the fire pits outside and all the fires inside were made up ready to light, and the dining room was a superb place for a sit down dinner on the Saturday night. The bedrooms and bathrooms were impeccable, the whole house just perfect for a family gathering, plenty to occupy all ages! Thanks for having us - I am sure we will be back."
Claire and Will (and co), Weybridge
What a lovely house, we had a fab stay here, everything was catered for and loved the space. The grounds are lovely too, we explored and had some great walks. Thank you very much!
The downstairs rooms are made cosy by squishy sofas, oak beams and log fires. A delightful snug and two large lounges provide the social spaces for relaxing, while a modern, well-equipped kitchen, breakfast room and formal dining room set the scene for memorable meal times. Enjoy a few games in the pool room, break out the board games for some family fun or find a quiet corner in the snug and curl up with a book.
Outside, there is space for adventures in the woods, for soaking up the sun on the south facing lawns, and for romantic walks in the rose garden. There’s also a wonderful walled kitchen garden and an orchard to explore. If you are planning a party or event, it can take place in any number of outdoor spaces, including the fold yard, the lawns or the woodlands. There are beautiful indoor options too, for your celebrations, including the low-beamed barn, which can be bedecked with fairy lights for a magical atmosphere.
We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Bowley Court just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.
In the rural Herefordshire village of Bodenham. Go wildlife watching at Bodenham Lake and the River Lugg, which runs through the village or take a drive to the city of Hereford and visit the cider museum and see the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral. Spend an afternoon tootling along the black and white village trail and, if you’re travelling in spring, visit the cider orchards to see the trees in blossom.
Yes, the property can accommodate up to 200 day-guests in five unique locations (3 inside, 2 outside) which are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. It's also fully licensed and has a music and entertainment license. Please contact us for more information about events at Bowley Court.
Dogs are welcome on a request basis (on the provision they sleep in the cloakroom area and have beds brought for them). There is a fee of £20 per dog that covers additional cleaning.
Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Bowley Court, and check out is at 10am (or 1pm if checking our on a Sunday)
Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Bowley Court. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).
Yes. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 4pm on the day of arrival.
Yes. We'd suggest the following pubs and restaurants are within a short distance of Bowley Court:
England’s Gate in Bodenham (5 minute drive)
A 16th century public house in the beautiful village of Bodenham Herefordshire offering excellent local food and drink. Just a short drive from Chase Distillery.
Stockton Cross – Kimbolton (15 minute drive)
A delightful Herefordshire country pub and dining room. Friendly welcome, great ales & ciders, a surprisingly large wine list and amazing food that gets rave reviews.
The Bell at Tillington (15-20 minute drive)
The Bell Inn is a traditional family run pub set amongst blossoming fruit trees about 4 miles north of Hereford, serving great food and drink since 1988.
The Cider Barn at Pembridge (30 minute drive)
A 450 year old, Grade II listed barn at Dunkertons Cider Mill, Just outside Pembridge, North Herefordshire.
The Hickory Stick at The Grove Golf Club (5 minute drive)
The Hickory Stick is the centrepiece of the Grove. This black and white converted threshing barn has been tastefully and sympathetically transformed into a fantastic restaurant.
The Bookshop, Hereford (25 minute drive)
The Bookshop in Hereford has established a reputation for super tasty nose to tail, regional seasonal food which will be paired with a selection of 8 different ciders from Tom and Ryan and guests.
The Cellar Door, Hereford (25 minute drive)
Modern restaurant, bistro & bar in the centre of Hereford creating modern British dishes using quality seasonal produce.
Madam and Adam, Hereford (25 minute drive)
Madam & Adam is a contemporary, casual fine-dining restaurant in the heart of the historic city of Hereford using French techniques to produce modern British cuisine. Dine in this 18-seater restaurant which overlooks the river Wye and the stunning 12th century Old Bridge.
The Fish House, Ludlow (25 minute drive)
Fresh fish and seafood provided in the heart of Ludlow in Shropshire.
There is an indoor dining table at Bowley Court that can seat 26 guests comfortably. There is also seating for 8-10 in the Breakfast room and the Kitchen table seats 6-8 too.
The nearest train station is Leominster (5.4 miles) or Hereford (9.3 miles)
The nearest airports to Bowley Court are:
Yes, children are very welcome at Bowley Court. The following are provided for children:
There is plenty of parking available at Bowley Court for up to 10 cars on stone gravel, and then an additional 40 cars if required.
You can check availability and pricing for Bowley Court, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.