Brinsop Court is very special – it’s a picturesque moated manor house, tucked in the rolling folds of Herefordshire. The house is (as you might expect) built around a courtyard, and protected by a moat that encircles the whole of the main house.
The house works brilliantly for private parties, weddings, business meetings and corporate events.
There are eighteen bedrooms, and eleven bathrooms (sleeping up to thirty-three guests). Four of the bedrooms – all doubles – are on the ground floor, suitable for guests who would rather not use stairs.
The house has a Queen Anne dining room, which seats 26 for a formal dinner, and a large drawing room (the Oak Parlour), with a log fire. There is also a large Games Room, where you can play table-tennis, snooker watch television, dance the night away and make full use of the built-in bar facilities. Part-time staffing and breakfast for your overnight guests are included.
Brinsop’s oak barn – called The Knot – has high vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. It can seat up to 180 guests for weddings and other celebrations, and there’s a maximum capacity of 250 people.
The gardens are beautifully kept, with topiary and ivy-covered bowers. There’s a hot tub, for the best-of-bubbly star-gazing.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
Brinsop’s extraordinary feature was hard to choose (that moat!), but we think the 12th century banqueting hall takes a lot to beat. The hall has an exposed vaulted ceiling, and a large open fireplace and lit by atmospheric candle light. It also has a secret door for surprise exits and entrances!
The hall can be used in several ways, seating 96 guests for dinner, and up to 100 theatre-style.
About the Location
Brinsop Court is deep within a private estate in Herefordshire, 30 minutes’ drive from Hay-on-Wye. The house is set in 800 acres, 250 acres of which is ancient woodland (with innumerable walks).
The nearest village is Tillington, which has a fine country pub called The Bell, famous for making its soon-sold-out cider, ‘Tillington Belle’.
A taxi costs around £20 from Hereford train station.
Things To Do
Woodland walks, Cycling, Fishing, Stalking (Deer), Treasure-trails and clay-pigeon shooting. Would you like something we’ve not mentioned? Brinsop Court has an excellent team to support the organisation of your party or event.