5 miles E of Hereford

Shucknall Court

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Bedroom details

9 Bedrooms (Sleeps 18 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Bedroom 2

1 x super king

Bedroom 3

1 x king

Bedroom 4

1 x king

Bedroom 5

1 x zip and link

Bedroom 6

1 x king

Bedroom 7

1 x zip and link

Bedroom 8

1 x zip and link

Bedroom 9

1 x double

Uncover a spellbinding retreat, where beautifully curated interiors and heavenly gardens with a natural swimming pool make Shucknall Court a dream come true. Situated within picturesque grounds in leafy Herefordshire, it nestles in a peaceful location between historic towns and rambling hills, promising the best of this dreamy corner of the world. Let the jukebox play as you unwind within this soothing sanctuary, savouring warming serenity beside crackling wood burning stoves and dreamy dips in the two-person wood-fired hot tub. With two fully equipped kitchens, gorgeous living areas, a games room, an abundance of social spaces and a natural swimming pool under open skies, moments of magic write the story of each day here.


A beautiful abode where spaces for lounging and socialising seamlessly blend, Shucknall Court is the perfect place to gather with loved ones. Proposing hours of fireside bliss, the main living area in rich navy with tastefully contrasting white wainscoting is a snug place to reside. Curl up on one of the two four-seater Tetrad leather sofas or selection of sumptuous armchairs and sink into relaxation while warmth radiates from the Italian marble fireplace. To keep you entertained, a bespoke, built-in media unit houses a Samsung smart TV and sound bar, ready for relaxed evenings with bowls of treats and bottles of something special.

An idyllic space for relaxing in quiet moments or gathering over games, the wonderful entertainment room promises even more delight. Framed by white-washed walls ribbed with open beams, this inviting space is home to both a lounge and dining area. At one end, two three-seater green velvet Tetrad sofas, a Tetrad armchair, large fluffy floor cushion and faux cowhide armchair and footstool beckon for comfort. Meanwhile, at the other, an eighteen-person dining table lends itself perfectly to drawn-out brunches and candlelit repasts. Enjoy the warmth from the dining area's wood burning stove and set the perfect soundtrack on the Rocket vinyl jukebox. A screen with a projector and KEF floor standing speakers promise the perfect setting for a private cinema experience, with the addition of an Amazon Firestick to press play on your favourite films. The Jukebox and surround sound system are both Bluetooth compatible.

Eating and dining

Uncover Shucknall Court's main kitchen and channel your culinary creativity to craft delicious meals. A light-filled space that connects with an adjoining dining area, this open-plan ensemble makes for a magnetic heart of the home. Designed in a modern, farmhouse style with open shelves and a double Belfast kitchen sink, it has soft grey Quaker cabinets topped with Corian that flow into a kitchen peninsula. A real showstopper, this kitchen features a chrome, steel-grey Aga and benefits from all the modcons and appliances you could need, including a double American fridge-freezer, boiler tap, and cafetière. There is also a Roberts Revival radio and a Samsung Smart Art Frame TV.

Blending into the dining area, the kitchen also has a wood dining table with space for all the family, hugged by a full-length, olive-green booth seat, two dining benches and winged dining chairs. Warming the space is a wood burning stove set within a handsome grey mantelpiece, while eclectic artwork adds tasteful pops of colour throughout. Rustle up a divine feast or make use of the onsite caterers for a private chef experience and enjoy the finest cuisine in your Boutique abode, with an additional dining space for ten, plus a heartwarming wood burning stove next door.

Ensuring that everyone has space to prepare their gourmet fare, a second fully equipped kitchen can be found in the utility and boot room, complete with a gas hob, Caple wine cooler, larder cupboard and more.

Situated beside the entertainment room, you'll find a beautifully bespoke third kitchen, with sleek granite worktops. It includes an electric Rangemaster oven with induction hob, a Miele wine cooler, American fridge-freezer, larder cupboard and a dishwasher.

Sleeping and bathing

Each of Shucknall Court's beautiful bedrooms features an ensuite and comes complete with a mini-Bluetooth Roberts Radio, large, fluffy white towels and cosy dressing gowns. All bathrooms have heated towel rails, illuminated anti-fog mirrors, and Bramley shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand wash and hand cream products.

Beckoning for blissful nights of rest, the first bedroom is home to a super king bed adorned in the finest linens. Warm tones feature in a focal wall with statement wallpaper and overhead pendant lights, while sunshine cascades through large windows draped in full length curtains. A forest green, built-in triple wardrobe provides plenty of storage, while adding comfort and privacy is an adjoining ensuite with a walk-in waterfall shower.

The second bedroom features a mahogany framed super king bed, dressed in sumptuously soft bed linen from Rise and Fall. With a feature wall adorned in Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue, this room is bathed in dreamy tones, with beautiful countryside vistas framed by large windows and pendant lamps to add mood lighting. Adjoining the bedroom is an ensuite with a walk-in waterfall shower.

The third bedroom, with soothing tones throughout, with antique furniture, a built-in wardrobe, striking curved headboard on a king size bed and a feature fireplace, it's the perfect spot for breakfasts in bed and evenings curled up with a book. You'll also find an ensuite shower room for wake-me-up moments.

The fourth bedroom comes in the form of a pretty-as-a-picture sanctuary complete with a king size bed with Harris Tweed headboard. Adding comfort to restful nights is a pocket-sprung mattress and the highest quality cotton bed linens. With hues of deep green, ceiling beams and antique touches, serene moments await. This bedroom features its own ensuite shower room, complete with a shower designed with pearly white tiles. Along one wall, statement wainscoting draws the eye with calming dark teal tones, while from the bed, garden views can be enjoyed through the window.

The fifth bedroom features a zip-and-link super king bed that can be made into two large singles if required. Full of charm, it features a slanting ceiling graced with exposed timbers and pendant lighting for added ambience. A deep-rose feature wall elegantly contrasts a grey headboard and a soft colour palette for warmth and tranquillity, while natural light washes in from an alcove window. Adjoining this bedroom is an ensuite with a walk-in waterfall shower.

Sumptuously cosy, the sixth bedroom promises a Harris Tweed king size bed complete with cloud-soft linens for the deepest of sleeps. Light, restful hues dress the room, while exposed beams add eye-catching detail. You'll also find a double wardrobe, decorated in Farrow & Ball's soothing shade of Green Smoke. Ensuring the most relaxed mornings and evenings, an ensuite adjoins this bedroom, finished with a walk-in waterfall shower.

The seventh bedroom offers a super king zip-and-link bed that can also be arranged as two large singles for flexible sleeping arrangements. With floral bespoke headboard for nights of serene slumber, it boasts Rise and Fall cotton bed linen, cosy throws, plump pillows and cushions. A built-in double wardrobe allows plentiful space for belongings, while a writing desk sits below an alcove window and offers somewhere peaceful to pen thoughts. This bedroom also has its own ensuite with a walk-in, waterfall shower.

The eighth bedroom boasts a super king zip and link bed that can also be enjoyed as two singles upon request, swathed in sumptuous bed linen from Rise and Fall. Characterful sloping ceilings frame a picturesque alcove window, while built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers carefully stow belongings. Endlessly tranquil, this space features a navy statement wall and soft tones throughout to exude curated calm. Coupled with this room is an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in waterfall shower for luxurious self-care rituals.

The ninth bedroom is a welcome space, inviting for luxurious rest and relaxation. At the centre, a double bed resides with Rise and Fall cotton bed linen, promising a Scandi feel with whitewashed Ecole furniture. Completing the picture is an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in, waterfall shower.

For added luxury and comfort, a family bathroom can be found on the first floor, equipped with a chrome bath; while downstairs on the ground floor, there is also another WC located next to the kitchen.

Outdoor space

A secret sanctuary in all seasons, the outdoor space at Shucknall Court evokes summer dreams and winter wonder. Encompassing a range of lawned gardens, terraced patios, sheltered corners, an outdoor kitchen and dining areas, it truly has somewhere for everyone. Take a seat on the Hay outdoor furniture that bedecks each patio, enjoy a game of table tennis, or take a stroll through the interlocking spaces. For ultimate bliss, magical moments reside poolside, where a natural outdoor swimming pool tempts for rejuvenating dips under open skies. Recline on a sun lounger on the wood-clad deck or take a heavenly soak in the wood-fired hot tub for two under strings of fairy lights. Perfect for gathering together, an outdoor kitchen area near the pool features a Big Green Egg BBQ and a large outdoor dining table and chairs. Meanwhile, a fire pit awaits with benches and throws for starry-eyed moments under the streaky haze of the milky way.


There's space for up to nine cars, as well as an overflow car park. There is also an electric charging point onsite.

Babies and children

Children and one babe-in-arms are most welcome at Shucknall Court. A highchair, travel cot and infants' cutlery and plates are available upon request.


One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Shucknall Court. There is an outdoor tap, dog bed, dog bowls, and a tie-out lead and stake in the garden.

Please note that the garden area at Shucknall Court is not completely enclosed, and as there is livestock nearby to the property, the owners kindly ask that dogs remain on their leads whilst outside.

In the Area

Set within the bucolic swathes of Herefordshire, Shucknall Court is only a stone's throw from a number of picture-perfect market towns including Hereford, Ledbury and Hay-on-Wye (the town of books). If you can pull yourself away from your luxury escape, a wonderful array of shops, attractions and restaurants await in abundance. For seekers of fine flavours, The Market House Café and Gin Bar, Sitara Restaurant and The Nest at Little Verzons Farm in Ledbury are particularly tempting after a day's boutique browsing. Meanwhile in Hereford, The Yard, The Beefy Boys and Sensory & Rye lure with further choice. Showcasing the best of Hereford's local ingredients, Carriages Restaurant is well worth visiting, and is only a mile from Shucknall Court. For fine dining with a Michelin star twist, Pensons restaurant in Tenbury Wells opens its doors for delicious meals, special events, and foodie masterclasses.

For a drop of inspiration, you can also visit Frome Valley Vineyard, Three Choirs Vineyard and Furnace Wines for unmissable wine tours and experiences. Or, should you wish to take some treats back to your private retreat, Legges Farm Shop and Deli in Bromyard and Peter Cooks Bakery at Five Bridges are recommended. For the latter, you can even place an order to have fresh bread and baked goods delivered for your stay. To walk up an appetite, head out into the Malvern Hills and enjoy the stunning surroundings. The hike up to British Camp, a hilltop Iron Age fort, is especially worthwhile for its far-reaching views. Elsewhere, Symonds Yat Rock above the River Wye, the 860-acre Haugh Woods in Hereford, and The Black Hill (Cat's Back) in the Black Mountains are all great choices for strolls in the great outdoors.

Flee the ordinary with an unforgettable escape to our luxury dog friendly homestay, a halcyon haven in Herefordshire for up to eighteen guests.

At a glance

From £3,394 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 18 + cot | 9 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features


Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Big and Beautiful

Electric car charging point

Family friendly


Grand Getaway

Celebratory stays

Multi Generational Holidays

Natural swimming pool

Rolling countryside

Travel cot and highchair


Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Wood Burner


Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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Combine the luxuries of a good hotel with the suit-yourself dynamic of self-catering.

We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Shucknall Court:

Amazing house! Exceeded expectations!

A truly fabulous house in wonderful surroundings. We were delighted with every aspect of our stay from the beauty of the interiors to the comprehensiveness of the equipment. Three kitchens all perfectly appointed. And the weather was perfect!

We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas week at Shucknall Court. The house was perfect for a multi-generational family stay, and we couldn’t have been happier. Loved all the Christmas decorations, the fabulous jukebox room with cinema projector screen and the general feeling of space. Everything was finished to a really high standard. Thank you, we will be back!

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