Brinsop Court, Tirrells House
Manor House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
"...Out of the ordinary..."
Brinsop Court provides luxurious living in rural tranquillity and has a Visit England 4 Star Gold Award. This is a fabulous historic building has been carefully divided into 4 beautiful dwellings (namely Tirrells, Dansey, Astley and Bailey) The manor house is newly refurbished and positioned around a wonderful courtyard. The houses can be hired separately or together.
Tirrells is a suberb self-catering rural retreat sleeping 7 (in 3 large double rooms and 1 single) and boasting some of the buildings oldest features, but maintaining its comfort throughout.
The moment that you push open the beautiful oak doors of Tirrells, you will find yourself face to face with a piece of great English heritage; complete with stone window ledges, leadlight windows and oak beams (ex-residents include William Wordsworth!) Tirrells House is a truly relaxing retreat with many secluded spots for quiet contemplation. The large modern country kitchen creates a warm and inviting hub with its Aga and various mod-cons, but a great local pub restaurant is just 5 mins away if you don't feel like cooking. There is a large comfortable sitting room complete with a 42" plasma screen TV with Freeview, a selection of DVDs for you to enjoy as you relax in large squashy sofas and a ground floor cloakroom with en suite shower room which can be made available for visitors who would rather avoid the stairs.
Children and well-behaved pets are very welcome and bound to have an unforgettable time at Brinsop!
For tennis enthusiasts, historians, walkers, naturalists, ornithologists, sporting types, adventurists, families, meeting up with friends or just plain relaxing, this is the perfect place.
Also part of Brinsop Court are Bailey House which sleeps 8 and Dansey House which sleeps 7. A little way from the manor house is the old gamekeeper's house, Ivy Cottage which sleeps 2. All are available to rent together or separately. Head to www.brinsopcourt.com or phone 0787 2905320.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberystwyth 90 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 60 km, Nearest railway: Hereford 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
We offer various options regarding catering and housekeeping, from a bed making and cleaning service to a full time chef, so that your stay can be tailored to your needs.
|Further details outdoors|
Close to the Borderlands of Wales and the Welsh Marches, the extensive grounds, farmland, carp filled moat and magical woodland surrounding Brinsop Court Estate extends to approximately 800 acres and are yours to explore during your stay.
Follow the ancient moat to the meandering stream as it winds towards the woodland beyond. How about a tennis tournament on the court, with avid spectators relaxing on the surrounding lawn? Why not blow the cobwebs away in an exhilarating walk across the rolling fields and farmland or hire a bike and explore the lanes and surrounding area.
The kitchen windows overlook the medieval pools which house ducks and moorhens and during early summer there is a superb display of waterlillies. A relaxing barbecue area is situated at the front of the house so you can enjoy a meal with a glass of wine whilst watching the wildlife busy on the water.
Packing Suggestions: Golf Clubs, iPod, Rods and Reels, Trainers, Rucksack, Paints and Brushes, Binoculars, Camera, Walking Boots, Mountain Bike, Laptop, Wellies...and your party dress!
We can organise: Shopping, Chef, Cleaner, Beautician, Hairdresser, Personal Trainer or Driver and we provide tennis racquets and a croquet set.
There will be a welcome basket with local butter, bread, tea, coffee, a home baked cake and an arrangement of flowers in the hall awaiting your arrival...
The Heart of England/Peak District
Brinsop is a small hamlet within the Wye Valley, at the western edge of the county of Herefordshire. The nearest villages are Tillington, with its very popular Bell pub to the north and Credenhill, home of the SAS to the south.
Brinsop is very close to the famous Offa’s Dyke, Herefordshire Black and White Village trail, Wye Valley Walk, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Hergest Ridge (of Tubular Bells fame!)
First on the list must be Hereford Cathedral, which houses the oldest map in the world, the Mappa Mundi, alongside the ancient Chained Library. This year the Cathedral proudly hosted the world famous Three Choirs Festival which returns every three years, sharing the event with Worcester & Gloucester Cathedrals all within an hours drive
Next, wander around the world famous book town of Hay-on Wye, enjoy a coffee and visit the shops or better still, spend a week or two at the fascinating and vibrant Hay Literary Festival which is held every year during the month of May!
Other events not be missed in Herefordshire include the Herefordshire Walking Festival held during June and the Herefordshire Film Festival. The Courtyard theatre in Hereford is a light and airy building offering all kinds of theatre, art and comedy, attracting performers from all over the UK. Meanwhile, Malvern Theatre is proud of its reputation for hosting many London shows and plays, when they tour the country.
Brinsop is superbly situated for golfers, it's less than a five minute drive to The Herefordshire Golf Club which offers a challenging 18 holes with absolutely stunning views. Meanwhile, at Burghill Golf Club, which is ten minutes by car, you’ll find a less strenuous game.
Herefordshire Art Week September
Cider Making Festival October
Flavours of Herefordshire October - Special Guests to be announced
Other local activities include:
Fishing; coarse and fly
Taste of Adventure Centre
Michelin starred Castle House Restaurant
Michelin starred The Stagg Inn Restaurant
Horse Racing at Hereford, Ludlow, Chepstow, Cheltenham
Canoeing on the River Wye
Availability Your dates are available
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12 Mar 2014
"This place is a gem!"
This was our second visit to Tirrells and it proved to be every bit as good as the first visit. This has got to be the most relaxing place. A perfect retreat from the stresses of everyday life where you can recharge your batteries in a wonderfully comfortable environment. There is a pub within walking distance which serves very nice cider, the trout from the moat taste wonderful and Pat's recipe for lamb cooked slowly in the aga proved to be mouth wateringly good. Pat and Jonathan are knowledgeable, helpful and charming people, nothing is too much trouble. Would definitely recommend a holiday here and are looking forward to our next visit.
26 Feb 2014
"The WOW Factor"
Brinsop Court has the Wow Factor in spades. I have just celebrated my 40th at Brinsop with my partner, my mum and 15 other close friends. We hired both Baileys and Tirrells and we were unable to find … More
23 Oct 2013
"The perfect way to kick off my forties..."
Tirrells House is a fabulous place set in equally stunning surroundings. The tennis court was well used, the dogs enjoyed running in the beautiful private grounds, and Jonathan was a gracious and gene… More
We are delighted you had a great time and hope to see you again here soon.
22 Sep 2013
"The very finest in accommodation and experience"
Quite simply perfect. Dinner in the grand hall, the amazing grounds. You feel wholly insulated from the outside world. This really is premier 5 star accommodation, all the little details have been tho… More
11 Jun 2013
"Happy family weekend"
We had a wonderfully happy family weekend celebrating a significant birthday. We enjoyed the comfort and the peace of the place. It gave us a fantastic chance to relax together. The wild life added t… More
We are delighted you had a happy time and hope to see you again here soon.
24 May 2013
"You Will not Beat This!"
We were lucky enough to stay in both Bailey and Tirrells Houses for a weekend to celebrate a special birthday. The properties are absolutely faultless, spotlessly clean and a joy to stay in. All of th… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and we are delighted our flexible accommodation helped to make your celebrations special.
8 Dec 2012
"A Bucket List Experience"
We had the privilege to stay at Tyrell's house in November, celebrating my 50th birthday. Via Amanda, who runs the local Treasure Trails, I came across Brinsop, so thanks, Twitter, for connecting… More
31 Oct 2012
"You will not be able to fault it, absolutely wonderful !!!"
I think this was our fourth stay at the property, need I say any more. Such a beautiful tranquil place. We take a few walking holidays a year and we've returned to this property so often as it ha… More
24 Aug 2012
We were impressed with the pictures, but when we arrived we were all blown away! The house and grounds are kept perfectly, the staff were so friendly and helpful. It's like being in your own little world for the duration of your stay. I could go on and on but to sum up in one word.....amazing!!!
31 Aug 2011
"Your chance to play Lord or Lady of the Manor"
We stayed for two weeks, partly with family. There's plenty of room to spread out and sound does not travel easily so it's easy to find a quiet refuge should you so wish. The younger generation loved the tennis court and played at every opportunity. We all enjoyed our first experience of croquet and cheated magnificently. For guests with limited mobility, this property is a good choice because you can just step outside the door and take a level walk around the gardens and the moat and enjoy lovely views of the hills beyond so you feel like you're having a day out without having to leave the grounds.
The house itself is amazing and has been sensitively modernised so you can enjoy maximum comfort whilst speculating on the all the exciting and dramatic events that must have occurred in the house over the last 700 years or so. Historical information and house plans are provided at the property. Renovation work was going on in two of the other wings of the house but we were not at all disturbed by noise. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour and it was fascinating to see the old chapel and the library with its amazing ceiling. The owner and the estate manager were very friendly and helpful and had plenty of tales to tell about the history of the house, which we found fascinating.
The beautiful grounds make it an excellent choice for a laid-back summer holiday but it would also be wonderfully atmospheric for a winter holiday, tucked up in the cosy living room. This really is a unique choice for a holiday.
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