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Pauntley Court
Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Cotswolds, UK
Dick Whittington:  Comfortably luxurious and luxuriously comfortableDick Whittington: Comfortably luxurious and luxuriously comfortable
Magical living roomMagical living room
Beautiful bathroom - with a viewBeautiful bathroom - with a view
Wonderful frescos lead to Dick WhittingtonWonderful frescos lead to Dick Whittington

Pauntley Court

"A place of great beauty and strangeness" - John Masefield, Poet Laureate. Believed to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington, Pauntley Court is magical, quite the most romantic and luxurious bed and breakfast home. Steeped in history, boasting its own dovecote, mill house, Norman church and trout pond, and set in a valley of unimaginable beauty with views towards the distant Cotswold hills, Pauntley Court offers guests an opportunity to stay in a place of rare beauty, high romance and utter tranquillity. 

Your Hosts

Having taken over the house from her mother, who created the breathtaking formal gardens, Melissa, her husband, Mark and their three children (now at boarding school) have lived at Pauntley Court since 2008.  With ponies, Flotsam and Jetsam, the Kune Kune pigs , chickens,  Batman the cat, and Wilma the terrier, this is a quintessential English family home with a difference. Melissa has thought of everything to ensure the most luxurious stay.


Pauntley Court
Pauntley Court Drive
Redmarley d'Abitot
GL19 3JA

+44 (0) 1531 828627
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A half-timbered house, part medieval, part Elizabethan and with an early 18th Century addition, Pauntley Court is now painted a pinkish earth colour, reflecting the iron-rich soil of the area. Wrapped around a central courtyard and surrounded by a series of fascinating formal gardens, the house glows in the evening sun, surrounded by tranquil meadows filled with cows and sheep.

The romantically named bedroom suites, Dick Whittington and John Masefield, are in the 18th Century part of the house, filled with light and with views of the surrounding gardens and valley below.  

  • Spacious, light filled and luxurious - the two gorgeous bedrooms, each with super king size beds (can be twins on request) and ensuite bathrooms, are named after remarkable figures in the house's history. Both look out over the ‘ruin garden’ and surrounding countryside beyond
  • Choose from Dick Whittington, delightful, light, high-ceilinged room decorated in a colourful English country house style. Fabulous sheets, a blissfully comfortable super king-sized bed and peaceful surroundings will ensure a fabulous night's sleep. With a large walk-in shower, the ensuite bathroom offers high quality Neal’s Yard bath products and a selection of luxurious towels and dressing gowns 
  • Or John Masefield, classically decorated in creams and toile de jouy. A beautiful room with its sweeping long curtains and marble fireplace, the highest quality bed linen, super king-sized bed and tranquil setting. The newly created ensuite bathroom has a west facing window which fills the room with evening sunlight, a shower over a bath and underfloor heating to keep you snug and cosy in the winter
  • Both bedroom suites have all the mod cons you can imagine - Nespresso coffee machines, slim Freeview televisions, Roberts DAB radios and wifi access
  • On arrival, be welcomed into the beautiful hallway with painted ceiling, and take afternoon tea in front of a roaring fire, in winter, in the drawing room
  • Take a stroll down to the mill pond or, on request, take a rod and catch a trout or two
  • Introduce yourselves to Flotsam and Jetsam, the family's Kune Kune pigs - they love having their backs scratched
  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the ballroom and gaze across the lawns and beyond to the unspoilt Leadon valley 
  • Relax on the comfortable sofa in the ballroom, play a tune on the grand piano or, with two sets of french doors out into the garden in summer, stroll around the wonderful lawns and sunken garden 
  • Bring your racket and have a game of tennis on a private and secluded court
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing massage from a local therapist - please enquire upon booking
  • If all the effort is too much, enjoy a delicious cooked evening meal in the ballroom (request on booking)

Food and Drink

Inhouse cuisine: Breakfast is entirely at the guests’ discretion – full English breakfast with locally sourced bacon and sausages, homelaid eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms, porridge, a choice of cereals, natural yoghurt, homemade jams and marmalades, fresh fruit and fruit juice, toast.  Pauntley Courts' profusion of fruit trees also produce some exotic options for 'juice of the day'. 

With advance notice, Melissa is able to offer evening meals. A simple but delicious home-cooked supper, such as a luxury fish pie or chicken pie followed by bread and butter pudding or apple & blackberry crumble, will be served to you in the ballroom. (2 courses at £35 per head or 2 courses & a cheese board at £40 per head.)

Eating out: With a Michelin starred pub only six miles away and a choice of dining options in Ledbury, Melissa will be delighted to recommend and even book you a taxi to take you there and back. 

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There is little left of the 'village' of Pauntley. Pauntley Court, its Norman church, dovecote, mill house and trout pond sit in splendid isolation with views across the Leadon valley and towards the Cotswold hills. Perched on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire/Worcestershire borders, Pauntley nestles in a much admired but little known corner of England. 

  • From the utter tranquillity of the Leadon Valley, you are perfectly located to explore the treasures of the local towns and cities along with the breathtaking Herefordshire countryside, scattered with historic houses, castles and gardens
  • Ideal for walking enthusiasts, footpaths run past the door
  • Pursue the fantastic range of local sporting activities – racing, hunting, shooting, fishing, golf and clay pigeon shooting are all on the doorstep
  • Only half an hour to Cheltenham, perfect for National Hunt racing and the multitude of cultural festivals on offer
  • The horticultural glories of Malvern's Spring and Autumn Garden Shows are only half an hour away
  • Book tickets for a fabulous show at the Malvern Theatre or the Everyman in Cheltenham and catch one of the greats prior to their London opening
  • Enjoy the summer charms of world renowned Ledbury Poetry Festival
  • For those in need of retail therapy, the Regency spa towns of Cheltenham and Malvern are only half an hour away
  • If houses and gardens are your passion, there is a rich seam of exquisite National Trust and private properties to be found within no more than 30 minutes’ drive
  • Enjoy the glories of the three famous cathedrals of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, their annual Three Choirs Festival or the delights of Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Foodies can indulge in the fabulous offerings at many local pubs and restaurants


On the map: Just south of the M50 to Ross on Wye and a mere 30 minutes from Cheltenham, home of National Hunt racing and the festival capital of England. 
By car: A two and a half hour drive from London, thirty minutes from Cheltenham and perfectly placed for the cathedrals of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester.
By train: From London Euston to Ledbury, then taxi, a journey of 8 miles or 20 minutes.
By air: To Bristol Airport, then hire a car for a journey of 54 miles or an hour and 20 minutes. 

Pauntley Court: Luxury B & B: Around

  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds
  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds
  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds
  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds
  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds
  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds
  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds
  • Pauntley Court: Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Cotswolds


From £125.00 per room per night, double occupancy, and including homemade cake and tea on arrival and a full English breakfast.


Bed and Breakfast

From £125.00 to £140.00 per room per night, double occupancy, including tea with homemade cake and a full English or continental breakfast. Special rates are available for stays of four nights or longer. 

For Single Occupancy

Subject to availability, single occupancy rates are available on request.

From Easter through to 31 October, we offer a minimum of two nights stay. However, we may occasionally have availability for one night (with a surcharge of £10.00 per room) so do contact us just in case.

To confirm the booking, we require a £50.00 deposit per room by cheque or electronic transfer. The balance to be paid before departure by cash. If you have to cancel your booking within 14 days prior to your arrival, we will retain your deposit unless we are able to re-let your room. Please be aware we take payment by cash on departure or pre-payment prior to arrival by bank transfer.

We advise guests to take out appropriate travel insurance in the event of cancellation.

Evening meals may be available on request and with prior notice.

Arrival time: After 4.30pm
Departure time: By 10.30am


Pauntley Court
Pauntley Court Drive
Redmarley d'Abitot
GL19 3JA

+44 (0) 1531 828627
Visit Website

Book Now

Name: *

Phone: *

Email: *

When would you like to stay...? *


Out and About near Pauntley Court

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  • Ashleworth Tithe Barn
  • Baddesley Clinton
  • Bath Racecourse
  • Batsford Arboretum
  • Belas Knap Long Barrow
  • Berkeley Castle
  • Bibury
  • Blackfriars Priory
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Bodleian Library
  • Bourton House Garden
  • Bowood House & Gardens
  • Bradford on Avon
  • Bristol and Gloucester Gliding Club
  • Broadway
  • Broadway Tower
  • Broughton Castle
  • Burford
  • Burford Garden Company
  • Buscot Park
  • Castle Combe
  • Castle Combe Circuit
  • Cerney House Gardens
  • Charlecote Park
  • Chastleton House
  • Chedworth Roman Villa
  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Chepstow Castle
  • Chipping Campden
  • Cirencester
  • Cirencester Amphitheatre
  • Compton Verney
  • Corinium Museum
  • Cotswold Clay Club
  • Cotswold Falconry
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Cotswold Gliding Club
  • Cotswold House Hotel Spa
  • Cotswold Riding
  • Cotswold Way
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
  • Cotswolds Westfield Shooting
  • Coughton Court
  • Court Barn - A Museum of Craft and Design
  • Croome
  • Dancing Trousers
  • Daylesford Organic Cookery School
  • Daylesford Organics
  • Durham's Farm Riding School
  • Dyrham Park
  • Eight Bells, Chipping Campden
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Gordon Russell Design Museum
  • Great Witcombe Roman Villa
  • Greyfriars
  • Hailes Abbey
  • Hanham Court Gardens
  • Hart Gold & Silversmiths
  • Hay Barn
  • Herbs for Healing at Barnsley Herb Garden
  • Hicks at Cotswold House
  • Hidcote Manor Garden
  • Highgrove Gardens
  • James Bolton Garden Tours
  • Kelmscott Manor
  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens
  • Kinwarton Dovecote
  • Lapstone
  • Ledbury
  • Little Malvern Court & Gardens
  • Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate
  • MacMillan Way
  • Made by Bob
  • Malmesbury
  • Malmesbury Abbey
  • Malvern Theatres
  • Michael's Mediterranean Restaurant
  • Mill Dene Garden
  • Minchinhampton Commons
  • Miserden Park Gardens
  • MSpa at Lapstone
  • Newark Park
  • Number One Royal Crescent
  • Oxford
  • Painswick
  • Painswick Rococo Garden
  • Pino's Ristorante
  • Ragley Hall
  • Rollright Stones
  • Rose and Crown
  • Ross on Wye
  • Rousham House & Garden
  • Royal Forest of Dean
  • Russell's, Broadway
  • Scotts of Stow
  • Sezincote House
  • Shakespeare's Way
  • Snowshill Manor and Garden
  • St James Church, Chipping Camden
  • St John the Baptist Burford
  • St Mary's Church, Kempley
  • St Nicholas Church, Oddington
  • St Peter and St Paul, Northleach
  • Stanway House & Fountain
  • Stone House Garden
  • Stow on the Wold
  • Stratford on Avon Racecourse
  • Sudeley Castle
  • Sulgrave Manor
  • Symonds Yat
  • Tadmarton Heath Golf Club
  • Tetbury
  • Tewkesbury Abbey
  • The Ashmolean Museum
  • The Bell Alderminster
  • The Butchers Arms
  • The Chequers
  • The Churchill Arms
  • The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington
  • The Feathered Nest Inn
  • The Foodworks Cookery School
  • The Fox & Hounds Inn, Great Wolford
  • The Fox Inn, Lower Oddington
  • The Horse and Groom, Bourton on the Hill
  • The Horse and Groom, Upper Oddington
  • The Howard Arms
  • The Inn at Welland
  • The Kingham Plough
  • The Kings Head
  • The Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter
  • The New Inn
  • The Old Mill Shipston on Stour
  • The Seagrave Arms
  • The Swan at Southrop
  • The Swan Inn
  • The Village Pub
  • The Wheatsheaf Inn
  • The Wild Rabbit
  • Thermae Bath Spa
  • Three Choirs Vineyard and Estate
  • Thyme Food School at Southrop
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Upton House & Gardens
  • Warwick Castle
  • Warwick Racecourse
  • Westbury Court Garden
  • Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
  • Whichford Pottery
  • Windrush Bourton on the Water
  • Woodchester Park
  • Woodstock, Home to Blenheim Palace

Events near Pauntley Court

  • 30th March 2017
    CADA Antiques Fair at Blenheim Palace
  • 26th April 2017
    Cheltenham Jazz Festival
  • 3rd May 2017
    Badminton Horse Trials
  • 9th May 2017
    Chipping Campden Literature Festival
  • 14th May 2017
    Chipping Campden Music Festival
  • 25th May 2017
    Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts
  • 27th May 2017
    The Blenheim Palace Food Festival
  • 8th June 2017
    Longborough Festival Opera
  • 8th June 2017
    Giffords Circus at Blenheim Palace
  • 11th June 2017
    Adlestrop Gardens Open Day
  • 23rd June 2017
    The Blenheim Palace Flower Show
  • 29th June 2017
    Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival
  • 1st July 2017
    Cheltenham Music Festival
  • 7th July 2017
    Cornbury Music Festival
  • 14th July 2017
    Royal International Air Tattoo
  • 22nd July 2017
    Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace
  • 3rd August 2017
    The Wilderness Festival
  • 3rd August 2017
    BBC Countryfile Live
  • 4th August 2017
    The Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park
  • 25th August 2017
    The Big Feastival 2017
  • 2nd September 2017
    Moreton Show
  • 14th September 2017
    Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
  • 6th October 2017
    Cheltenham Literature Festival

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