Bowley Court

Bowley Court Heart of England

An historic country house WITH DISTANT AND UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS

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 a few more on put-up beds), 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 hire the wonderful large bar space adjacent to the house.

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Guest Review

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.

Pam, London

Cosy rooms with rustic charm FOR CONVIVIAL GET-TOGETHERS

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.

What to Expect

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.

Fire Pit
  • Luxury linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes
  • A welcome hamper packed with lovely local produce
  • Wood panelled dining room, seating up to 26
  • Breakfast room seats 8-10 plus the kitchen table seats 6-8
  • A large welcome basket of logs for the fireplaces and fire pits (there is a small charge for additional logs)
  • Ultrafast Wi-Fi internet access in all downstairs rooms
  • Incredible gardens within the 22-acre Estate including 5 acres of south-facing luscious lawns, a David Austin rose garden, walled kitchen garden, orchard and woods. 
  • Library/games room with pool table
  • A separate second games room with table tennis table, small child’s play area, and a cinema area for DVDs (provided)
  • Croquet lawn and garden games
  • Toast marshmallows around the fire pit at dusk, sip some wine and share some stories (Bowley Court has 3 fire pits).
  • BBQ and Clay Pizza Oven (small charge for set up and cleaning)
  • 32 inch in Snug with Playstation 3 to play DVDs and games (a selection is provided)
  • Sound bar (can be linked to a phone via Bluetooth)
  • Hot tub hire is available (booked directly with a recommended supplier) – prices are from £160 for a weekend
  • Well-equipped modern kitchen with two large fridges, two dishwashers, a double oven and hob and 5 burner hob, microwave and ice machine.

Location

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.

House FAQs

  • Is Bowley Court suitable for an event?

    Yes, the property can accommodate up to 200 day-guests with additional charges. Please contact us for more information about events at Bowley Court.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Dogs are welcome on a request basis (on the provision they sleep in the cloakroom area and have beds brought for them).

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Bowley Court, and check out is at 10am (or 4pm if checking our on a Sunday)

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    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).

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 4pm on the day of arrival.

  • Are there local places to eat you can recommend?

    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.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    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.

  • What is the nearest train station to Bowley Court?

    The nearest train station is Leominster (5.4 miles) or Hereford (9.3 miles)

  • What's the nearest airport to Bowley Court?

    The nearest airports to Bowley Court are:

    • Birmingham (1 hour and 16 minute drive)
    • Cardiff (1 hour and 41 minute drive)
    • Bristol (1 hour and 42 minute drive)

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, children are very welcome at Bowley Court. The following are provided for children:

    • Up to 5 cots (please bring your own bedding) - note that there is a charge applied when using more than 2.
    • Three high-chairs

  • How many cars can be parked at Bowley Court?

    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.

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing for Bowley Court, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.

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