Barton Court is all about love. Henry Lambert created the estate in 1780 as a gift for his soon-to-be wife. We fell in love with it at first sight. It is a perfect little gem of a country house set in 6 acres of private grounds surrounded by some of the finest views in the country. We hope that you feel the same and are inspired to come and experience the Barton Court magic.
Barton Court is a small country house estate, made up of the main house and several interesting outbuildings set in 6 acres of gardens. The property sits on the edge of the village of Colwall and has uninterrupted views of the glorious countryside that surrounds it.
The main house, the Clock Tower and the ancillary buildings can be rented for short breaks, weddings and events, altogether, in various combinations or separately.
Barton Court is very easy to get to. There is a station in the village, just a mile away with direct services to both London and Birmingham. The motorway network is just 3 miles distant so the property is secluded but not isolated.
The village has a couple of shops, a Post Office, 2 pubs and a coffee house. Ledbury and Malvern are the nearest towns offering very different experiences. Ledbury is an old market town. It has some interesting specialist shops, majoring in food and design.
Malvern has an excellent theatre where London productions are tired out first; lots of mainstream shopping and plenty of restaurants. To the north is the county town of Hereford and, since we sit on the cusp of three counties, the delights of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire are within easy reach, too.
The Main House
The drawing room is magnificent, dominated by an exquisite 18th-century plasterwork ceiling and with three floor to ceiling windows looking south over the fields. On the other side of the spacious entrance hall, the dining room seats up to 40. At the rear of the ground floor is the library.
Brought up from the basement after the Second World War, the kitchen, with its adjoining scullery, pantry and stillroom, is vintage 1950s but with modern appliances and plenty of kit and caboodle for large group cooking.
There are 10 bedrooms, 8 on the first floor and 2 on the ground floor, all individually decorated. Our beds are mostly zip and link to allow maximum flexibility and some rooms have daybeds as well. When you arrive, the beds are made up with hypoallergenic bedding and pristine linen. We provide a bath sheet and a hand towel for each guest.
Our bathroom fittings are hotel quality. Most are made by Grohe but the Master Bathroom boasts a Perrin and Rowe double rainfall shower and a Cast Iron Bath Company lit bateau. We have 8 ensuite bathrooms and one family shower room. Three separate cloakrooms - two on the ground floor ensure that there are no queues for the loos.
The Clock Tower
Once the head gardener's cottage, this bijou little house has been carefully restored to make it as comfortable as it is charming.
It has everything that a couple [with their dog] could need: a cosy sitting room with a log burner; a comfortable bedroom with lovely views; a well-equipped kitchen and a good shower room. There is even a second loo, an enclosed dog run and a little patio area.
The Loose Box
- coming soon
Established in the 13th century
There was a farmhouse on the site of Barton Court as early as the 14th century. The age can be identified by the architecture of The Tythe Barn and The Dovecote, which is a National Monument.
In 1780, the property was bought by Henry Lambert and radically updated. The Georgian facade was added on the south elevation and much of the mediaeval structure was altered to bring in more light and space. His aim was to woo the local heiress with his vision and modernity. It worked and she married him.
From that time onwards, essentially, only two families have owned and lived in this glorious property. Both sets were true English eccentrics with a love of dogs, horses and ferrets that can be seen throughout the grounds in the various outbuildings that were created to house them.
Barton Court is also available for weddings and work conferences & meetings. Please check the website for or information.