Friday, 30 December 2016

Dewsall Court - An Introduction

I was recently invited to spend the day at the beautiful Dewsall Court which is set in stunning Herefordshire countryside. Dewsall Court is now an exclusive venue for any of your events or family stays. 



The house is steeped in history with it being built in 1644 by Richard Pearle who stayed there with his family for over 100 years. It was then owned by Guys hospital for over 300 years. After the war the house changed hands a couple of times but was left is despair. The current owners, The Robinson family bought the house in 1989 and spent a decade restoring it to a lovely family home. In 2009 the family moved out and decided to make the house the exclusive venue that it is today.



I drove from Cardiff and it took me just over an hour. The drive was very scenic but nothing compared to the spectacular views I was treated to as soon as I drove through the gate into Dewsall Court. The house is surrounded by gardens, a barn, out buildings, a lake and a church. 




There was a gorgeous wreath on the door which I had to capture. Upon entering I immediately felt at home. Amongst the grandeur of the house there is a cosy, welcoming vibe in which you instantly feel relaxed. Perhaps it was the rustic smell of the wood fire or the sweet scent of the home made chocolate cookies (which were divine by the way). We sat down in the kitchen for a fresh cup of tea and introductions. I was pleased to see familiar faces in my blogging friends Mel from http://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk and Laura from http://www.sidestreetstyle.com.






Next up we had a tour of the house. I couldn't wait to explore it. The grand dining room is the perfect place for large parties whilst the smaller dining room provides a more intimate setting. The study was spectacular. It reminded me of how my grandad had his study decorated. The lounge area was big with plenty of seating areas. 





We then headed up the grand staircase to an open games room. You could envisage lots of fun to be had on that floor. 






We were then shown around all of the unique yet in keeping with the house, bedrooms. They were all stunning. With every room I entered I declared that as my favourite. I would want to sleep in all of them. They all had bathrooms that were equally exquisite with bathtubs that I just would not want to jump out of. The views were all breathtaking, no matter what room you were in.










We were also given a tour of the Wainhouse barn which is used for events and weddings. It was magical. It had a rustic feel to it and I can only imagine how beautiful it would look decorated. 





Picture Taken from Dewsall Court Website

After the tour of the house we sat down to enjoy their 'Fire and Ice' menu. The menu was seasonal, showcasing the best of local winter ingredients. To start we had a beetroot Borsch which was served in a teacup. 






Next was smoked trout, brown shrimps, rye crisps and pickled rainbow vegetables. I found this course very refreshing and light.



Our main meal was my favourite from the menu. It was lamb, blackened potatoes, confit onions and kale. Kale is one of my favourite things to eat so I was very pleased to see this on the menu.


Last up was the dessert which was very special and right up my street. It was a hot chocolate and sloe gin pudding. I love sloe gin this time of year but this was the first time i'd had it in a dessert and I was not disappointed. It was incredibly rich but super delicious.





I had the most wonderful day at Dewsall Court and I didn't want to leave. It is truly an enchanting place. It is perfect for a wedding. It makes me want to renew my wedding vows. Dewsall Court is the ideal place to celebrate a momentous occasion or simply for a family get together. It sleeps up to 27 people so there is plenty of space. The house has the ability to make you feel at home but is also magical, unique and extra special.

Keep your eyes peeled on their events section as they have dinner parties and other unique events.












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27 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks beautiful. The Fire&Ice menu sounds fab too! X

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  2. Oh wow, what a gorgeous place! I absolutely love old houses, I think you can feel all the history around you and the furnishings are always beautiful. I'm totally in love with that bathroom and the beetroot borscht in a teacup is the cutest idea :)

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  3. It looks like an awesome place. Not sure I would like the food though x

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  4. Oh wow, the whole place looks amazing and the what a place to have that amazing dinner :)

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  5. What a beautiful place to visit! I love all the picture and looks like I want to go there

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  6. What gorgeous surroundings. I could see myself relaxing there!

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  7. Oh wow - I could do with a bit of relaxing there myself!

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  8. Oh wow that looks amazing, I love the Christmas Tree and the bath! The food looks incredible

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  9. This place looks so amazing, I am loving the bedroom and the bathroom, I'd bring my Diptyque and settle in for a long scented soak!

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  10. It looks like such a nice place to visit. The food looks especially good!

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  11. It looks amazing. I love places like this, I could make myself very much at home here too

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  12. Wow, this looks like such a gorgeous place. Particularly like the sound of the games room, that huge blue bath, and of course the chocolate and sloe gin pudding!

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  13. We looked around here for our wedding, it was absolutely amazing! Has always stuck in my mind since. Didn't try the food but that looks lush from your photos too!

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  14. This looks and sounds like such a wonderful place, your meal looks amazing x

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  15. Wow it looks so beautiful. The food looks really delicious and I would love to have a wedding there. It's very picturesque. x

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  16. Wow they certainly know how to do classy. The venue is stunning and the food looks fab. A great place by the looks of it

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  17. I want to stay here! Looks beautiful and the food sounded delicious. And that blue bath?! Gah, I need that in my life! x

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  18. How stunning! Love the bedrooms and that barn 😮

    Looks and sounds like a lovely place to visit x

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  19. Wow what a beautiful house and that food looks amazing!

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  20. That's my next house. I would love to live in something like that. how stunning. xx

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  21. Oh that looks amazing - I love the way they've presented the food x x

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  22. Amazing looking place. You three must have had a great time. Can't believe it's only an hour away from us.

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