11 Bedrooms | 11 Baths | Pool | Gym | Tennis
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England Vacation Rental
Boasting 11 Guest Rooms and 8 Guest Bathrooms, plus one State Bedroom, this room was created for the 3rd Earl. The bed is 17th century Italian and belonged to Cardinal Bellarmino. The wardrobe and drawers are 17th century Venetian. The walls are hung with panels from the Royal School of Needlework. The paintings in this room include "The Last Supper" by Bassano and "The Baptism of Christ" by Tintoretto.
THE ENTRANCE HALL: The imposing entrance is flanked by portraits of 1st Earl Somers and the Earl of Shrewsbury (later Duke of Shrewsbury). Lord Shrewsbury was a great friend of John Somers, Lord Chancellor to King William III, from whom the distinction and wealth of the Somers line of the Somers Cocks family was derived.
THE GREAT HALL: This impressive room was designed in the style of a medieval baronial great hall, and was plainly intended to be the heart of the Castle. A clearer impression of this is provided by a water color of 1820 - you can look for this in the rooms notes. The Great Hall is furnished today in the style of a vast Edwardian drawing room, with ottoman, sofas, armchairs and portraits.
THE STATE DINING ROOM: Smirke created Gothic arches at each end of this room and over the doors. These were removed by Lady Somers in 1933, partly to create a better space for pictures. When the room was redecorated in 1990, more pictures and mirrors from elsewhere in the Castle were hung here, creating the pleasing effect which visitors can see today. Among them is a portrait of Lord Chancellor Somers - look for it in the Room Notes.
Additional Guest Rooms: The upper floor of The Castle contains all of the guest bedrooms apart from the State Bedroom (right), which is on the ground floor. These bedrooms are in regular use and provide accommodation for corporate, wedding and private party guests staying overnight in the Castle. James Hervey-Bathurst, and his staff ensure that all guests receive a warm welcome, impeccable service and complete privacy while staying at the Castle.
The twelve guest bedrooms - eleven doubles and one large single, four with four-poster beds - have been individually designed with great style.
Please inquire for specific dates as we fill up fast. If inquiring for a wedding, please try and make your reservations at least 9 months to 1 year in advance, as we need to make sure we can accommodate your specific needs. If you need additional photos please let us know, we are more than happy to provide them.
No Smoking Inside