Pauntley Court

Pauntley Court Drive, Redmarley D’Abitot, Gloucestershire, GL19 3JA

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Pauntley Court offer a range of luxury accommodation as well as being an ideal wedding venue due to its close proximity to the historical church of St John the Evangelist.

It is believed to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington, born in 1352, who became Lord Mayor of London four times over. Elinor Fettiplace whose recipes from the 1600s we celebrate, grew up here at Pauntley Court and was one of the last members of the Whittington family to live here.  In the late 17th century, Pauntley Court was purchased by The Marquis of Somerset who had big plans to build ‘a great house of stone’  which today is represented by the ‘Ruin Garden’ where the foundations for this stone house were originally laid. We have designed this in yew hedging.

Pauntley Court  is half-timbered with three gables on the east side, part medieval, part Elizabethan.  In the 18th Century, the house was owned by the Stokes family who added on our beautiful ballroom, where you still see the original cornicing in place.

In 1932, Pauntly Court became the Gloucester Home for Wayfarers, for the purpose of rescuing vagrant young men from an aimless life on the roads.  The idea was formed by Poet Laureate John Masefield who raised £8,000 from poetry readings to fund this. He is quoted as saying about Pauntley “…the beauty of that countryside, (and when I think of it, I know it has frequently figured in my writings) …a place of great beauty…”.

Main House

Pauntley Court has all the modern luxuries you would expect from a 5 star property but loses none of the charm of it being an historic country retreat.  Well proportioned reception rooms and dining areas with 7 large bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, make this the perfect place to entertain your guests and create some unforgettable memories.

40 ft kitchen

  • Aga, Miele hob, two large fridges and 2 dish washers

  • Can comfortably seat 20 people

3 large reception rooms

  • Panelled drawing room with enormous open fireplace

  • Pink sitting room, 52” television with Sky Sports, Xbox One, blue ray DVD player and a selection of board games and films

  • Ball room with seating for up to 24

Bedrooms all using White Company linens and fresh flowers are provided

  • Over the whole estate there are 10 large double bedrooms, 4 day beds and 9 bathrooms sleeping in total up to 24 people

Elinor Fettiplace

This half timbered Elizabethan wing of Pauntley Court has one beautiful vaulted bedroom with an en suite bathroom, an enormous bath and walk in shower.

Downstairs Elinor Fettiplace has its own private entrance into the characterful handmade kitchen and a cosy sitting room with a wood burner.

  • Private with separate entrance

  • Fully fitted kitchen

  • Drawing room with wood burner and dining room table with stunning views across the sunken garden

  • French doors onto terraced gardens

  • Cosy and warm with under floor heating throughout

  • Fresh flowers

  • Superking bedroom and ensuite bathroom with large bath and walk in shower

The Dovecote

Dating back to the 1600s, The Dovecote is a unique and historical building in which to stay.  It consists of three floors with two superking double bedrooms each with their own modern bathrooms.  The open plan sitting room has a wood burner, a fully fitted kitchen and a dining room table for 4.  This is only 50 meters away from the house.

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