A historical house, a meandering moat, a beautiful barn and a functioning farm
Set amongst the rolling, green hills of Herefordshire’s countryside, Brinsop has been carefully restored. A 14th Century manor house encircled by a moat, a traditionally built oak barn and two idyllic cottages, all nestled within 800 acres of farmland and wonderfully preserved nature.
Brinsop is a place to stay, to host special celebrations and events, and to spend unforgettable moments amongst the flora and fauna of England.
Born and bred amongst Herefordshire farming lands, founders Pat and Martin, together with a keen eye for restoration and interior design, saw the untapped potential in Brinsop and transformed it into an award-winning venue.
Since starting the business from scratch, a whole lot of love and care has been poured into the estate. The journey has been incredibly gratifying and the outcome magnificent. Pat and Martin, along with the rest of our estate team, would be delighted to welcome you to Brinsop.
When staying at Brinsop, you have the whole house and grounds to yourself. Whether you’re celebrating a breath-taking wedding, hosting a corporate retreat or simply relaxing during a holiday stay, you’ll feel at home.
Our 5* accommodation includes 18 bedrooms and countless function rooms which can be used however you decide. The gardens and grounds provide infinite opportunities for photographs and relaxation, all reserved entirely for your gathering of friends and family.
Dating back to the early 1300s, the manor house has many a story to tell. Its rooms and halls are filled with period features and ornate ceilings, all resting upon medieval foundations.
Over the years, Brinsop has homed many noble families and celebrities. William Wordsworth, known for launching the Romantic Age in English literature; Madeleine Carroll, the highest-earning 1940s English actress of her time; and Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist, have all enjoyed this magnificent estate.
THINGS TO DO
The hamlet of Brinsop is located just six miles northwest of the riverside city of Hereford, known for its beautiful cathedral and array of breweries. To the west, you’ll find the Welsh Borderlands and Marches.
The area is littered with a fascinating history. Black and white villages adorned with signature oak-beamed houses wait around each bend, such as Weobley, Pembridge, Eardisland, Eardisley and Almeley. Not forgetting the market towns of Leominster, Kington and Presteigne.
Hergest Ridge and Offa’s Dyke offer unmissable, panoramic views. Or visit Hay-on-Wye annual festival and reach the gateway of the Breacon Beacons and the Black Mountains.
What Our Guests Say
“We fell in love with Brinsop after viewing many other venues. Being local to Herefordshire we had lots of choice but Brinsop had everything we wanted and more! Beautiful grounds, lots of accommodation, the Knot Barn for our reception and the stunning Manor House to spend the weekend with our nearest and dearest. Daisy was a particular joy in helping our day run smoothly and filled us with reassurance and trust. Our only wish is to have stayed longer! Truly the best weekend and we would do it all over again.”
“This was our third stay at the Cottages…as gorgeous as always. We took a peaceful break away from parenthood and busy lives for a tranquil stay in this beautiful piece of countryside. From the comfiest of beds, to waking to the sound of nothing but birdsong, to breakfast cooked on the Aga, a breathtaking walk up Credenhills, a glass of wine in The Bell, watching sunset and the stars come out from the hot-tub, to the stunning bath then an evening in front of the log -burner…. It doesn’t get better than Ivy Cottage. We will be back for a fourth visit very soon.”
“Thank you for facilitating a fabulous stay. It was a perfect size for the 33 of us, and we were able to use every location to good effect. The decorations were fabulous, and the banqueting hall was breath-taking! Please give our special thanks to Carly and Jonathan for being so responsive when we were there.”