House and gardens
Pauntley Court dates back to the 1350s with an early 18th century addition. Pauntley Court can accommodate up to 24 family and friends to help you celebrate in this delightful rural setting. The main house sleeps up to 18, Elinor Fettiplace (the wing of the main house) sleeping a further 2 and then 4 more staying in The Dovecote.
The main house oozes charm and character, the perfect venue for your celebration.
It offers a warm welcome to your wedding party with its characterful entrance hall, sweeping main staircase and three large reception rooms.
A romantic beautiful wing, completely private with outstanding views across the old mill pond and Leadon Valley.
The Bridal Suite is a half timbered Elizabethan wing of Pauntley Court. It has one beautiful vaulted bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, an enormous bath and walk in shower.
A 16th century dovecote with far reaching views across the estate.
A unique and historical building dating back to the 17th century, it consists of three floors with two superking double bedrooms each with their own modern bathrooms.
Gardens & Grounds
Exquisite intimate garden rooms planted and designed to echo the history of Pauntley Court.
The stunning and very magical gardens at Pauntley Court were planted by Melissa’s mother in the mid 1990’s. They form a beautiful backdrop and frame to the house and echo and reflect the many different periods of the building.
The Sunken Garden, with its ornamental pond and neat and intricate box hedges with the four Medlar trees in each corner, was created as this is in front of the Elizabethan wing that we call ‘Elinor Fettiplace’.
The Quince Orchard is a wonderful and intimate space to have your civil ceremony or just sit in the dappled shade on a hot and sunny day. The golden pear like fruit is picked in the Autumn and given to Gun Dog Gin to make the Quince Gin so much enjoyed by many a couple and their guests.
The Hornbeam Arches frame the garden rooms and create a structure which is beautiful at any time of the year with views from here down to the lake and the River Leadon valley beyond.
The Ruin Garden formed by yew hedges is planted on the foundations of what was to be ‘Great House of Stone’ that the Somerset family were to build in the 17th century but as the King became Protestant and they were Catholic, they fled to France!
We now have a Petanque Court amongst the yew hedges and there is a tennis court too as well as a croquet set which is perfect on a summer’s afternoon.
The flower beds around the house are consistently added to by Melissa’s mother, Christine, who you will often see out gardening with her two black Labradors beside her!