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Make a medieval moated manor house your autumn retreat

3rd October 2012 Print
Brinsop Court

Welcoming self-catering groups of any size from two to 28, whether you are escaping for a romantic break or wanting a change of scene to enjoy quality time with your family, the magic of Brinsop will leave you feeling refreshed and revived.

Brinsop Court is separated into three large wings and each holiday home has its own garden with access to the ancient courtyard which doubles as the perfect Autumn suntrap. The separate dining areas are ideal for smart dinners while the cosy Aga kitchens make for relaxed suppers. Part of Brinsop Court’s appeal is the total dedication to comfort and luxury. Mod-cons like WiFi, flat screens, super kingsize beds and underfloor heating have been introduced without compromising the property’s wonderful originality and authenticity.

If you’re choosing Brinsop Court for a dreamy few days àdeux, you’ll be in good company. William Wordsworth was a regular visitor and he’s a man who knew a thing or two about romance. Ivy Cottage is an intimate retreat for two. Located separately to the Manor House, this one-bedroom 18th Century half-timbered gamekeeper's cottage has its own hot tub with incredible views over the estate towards the Black Mountains.

For those wanting to use the break as an excuse to blow away the cobwebs and be at one with nature, then Brinsop is a walker’s Paradise. The Wye Valley, Hergest Ridge and The Cat’s Back are just a few of the routes that you can explore. You can hire bikes, play tennis, try your hand at canoeing or pony trekking or play a round of golf at one of the excellent courses nearby. Your hosts can also organise photography, art and cookery classes on site. If that all sounds far too much like hard work, then send the kids out to explore the Estate’s magical Treasure Trails and build dens in the woodland while you curl up in front of a roaring fire with a good book.

Intent on making your home away from home experience as relaxing as possible, Brinsop can lay on chefs to cater for your every whim. Meanwhile, guests that can’t bear the idea of being parted from their four-legged friend, will be relieved to know that well-behaved pets are welcome.

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Brinsop Court