Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Dewsall Court, An Enchanting Hideaway For Your Perfect Event

Sometimes you find a little secret hideaway you want to keep all to yourself. Dewsall Court is one of those places.

Set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, Dewsall Court is a venue for events, yet it is so much more than that. 

This historic home was built in 1644 by Richard Pearl and was in his family for 100 years until he went bankrupt. It was then owned by Guys Hospital for 300 years. In the 1960s it fell into a state of disrepair and after a number of owners it came to be bought by the Robinson family who completely renovated it.


It was a happy family home where the children grew up until Joe, the father, sadly passed away, and the family decided to move out in 2009. Since then it has been an exclusive use venue for parties, weddings and events.


When I was invited to a bloggers lunch recently at Dewsall Court I was really looking forward to it after reading about the venue on their website and I also knew my lovely friends Laura at Side Street Style and Kerry at All About A Mini Norris would be attending. 



Dewsall Court is a grand venue, but I immediately felt at home. Maybe it was the warm chocolate chip cookies that greeted me, the homely kitchen with Aga or the open-armed welcome from Jane and Samantha, the mother and daughter that own and run the venue.


Who can resist warm homemade chocolate chip cookies?




Large conservatory and dining room

As we were showed around Samantha spoke about this unique place. A large grand dining room, smaller cosier dining area, large relaxing lounge, and country kitchen were some of the rooms downstairs, upstairs a number of super smart but traditionally styled bedrooms with antique roll-top baths, walk-in showers, and amazing views of the Black Mountains. Stand out rooms included the granary suite with heavy beamed ceilings, king sized bed and quirky painted mural bathroom. 


Hand painted chinoiserie wallpaper 


 Beautiful paintings adorn the walls


Enjoy a game of billiards


One of the traditionally styled and impeccably smart bedrooms

Watch out for the television, tucked away in the chest, and ready for you at the touch of a button 

Features in the bedrooms include canopy beds


Another beautifully styled room


Bathrooms include antique reclaimed baths 


I could languish in this bath all day

As you can see the quality of the furniture and furnishings is outstanding, and combined with the space, (it can sleep up to 27), the vast grounds and the English country charm means that Dewsall Court is a favourite with wedding couples, as well as celebs wanting a space for special occasions


Dinner parties with celebratory chefs are also popular and recent chefs include Masterchef winner Ping Coombs and two Michelin star chef Stephen Terry. Guests can visit just for the meal or stay overnight. 

Myself and the other bloggers, including Mr W, were then treated to an amazing meal with a 'Fire and Ice' theme which they serve at their Christmas events. Mr W decided to have the vegetarian option and I had the normal menu.

A selection of our dishes are below.

Pea Arancini



Ewyas Harold Lamb, Blackened New Potatoes, Confit Onions, Kale Compote
Hot Chocolate and Sloe Gin Puddings - photo courtesy of Side Street Style 

Menu:

Borsch with Vodka, Sour Cream and Chives.
Potted Smoked Trout and Brown Shrimps, Rye Crisps, Pickled Rainbow Vegetables
Ewyas Harold Lamb, Blackened New Potatoes, Confit Onions, Kale Compote
Hot Chocolate and Sloe Gin Puddings

Vegetarian Menu:

Borsch with Vodka, Sour Cream and Chives.
Pea Arancini
Crispy Halloumi, mint, molasses, pomegranate, smoky creamed corn, grilled aubergine.
Hot Chocolate and Sloe Gin Puddings

The food as you can see above was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Wherever possible the chef uses local food in season and you could really tell the freshness in the produce. The lamb, for example was from Ewyas Harold, a little village nine miles up the road.

Many of the events they hold are held in the Wainhouse barn below. For an event, this space is decorated beautifully, has it's own bar and dancefloor too. At the Fire and Ice event, the driveway is lined with torches leading the way to the Wainhouse which is basking in the glow of candlelight and warming fire pits. After cocktails and canapes, the menu is served and then dancing til late. You can see why these events sell out quick!


To me, Dewsall Court is a place to share with family and your favourite friends. It's a place for fun and celebration, it's a place for romance and seclusiveness and it's a place for relaxing with that good book by the open fire. The charm of the place is that it is big enough to hold a large gathering spending time with your nearest and dearest but also it's a place to chill in a deep roll top bath or wander the grounds, enjoying nature. 

Here is a video Mr W has made to show the beauty of Dewsall Court. 


Dewsall Court is an excellent venue for that special event and if you booked this beautiful historic home, or attended one of their special dinners, I have a feeling you would not be disappointed.

Dewsall Court
Callow
Hereford
United Kingdom
HR2 8DA

Telephone : +44 (0) 1432 355058
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26 comments

  1. I love the look of the place, it all looks really nice and cozy too x

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    1. Considering Dewsall Court sleeps 27 it is tremendously cosy too.

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  2. This looks like such a lovely place to visit, the food looks delicious too!

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    1. The food was amazing Rebecca. I would go back to a dinner event for sure.

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  3. Stunning looking place! It would be perfect for some special event.

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  4. What a beautiful place Mel, the detail on the fireplace, in the bedrooms and the view, wow x

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  5. It really does look rather homely, I love that there was a plate of cookies to welcome you. Beautiful food too!

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  6. what a lovely place! I've never seen a traditional English house :) and the food looks amazing xx

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    1. It is a stunning venue, really traditional with old world charm yet modern high quality facilities.

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  7. Oh what a beautiful place, It all looks so beautiful. I would love to visit. Kaz x

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  8. What an amazing place. How nice would it be for a small wedding?!

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  9. omg from the beds, to the view and the place! GORGEOUS! Lovely photos x

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  10. What an absolutely beautiful venue, that conservatory is amazing and those huge baths look so divine! Love the look of the food too. x

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    1. The conservatory is a lovely space and the bedrooms are top notch, the baths are fabulous!

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  11. Woah, it looks ever so dreamy here! I'd love to visit one day.

    Ashleigh

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  12. What an amazing venue this looks. My aunt hired a whole house, similar to this for her wedding and we all stayed over and it was the best wedding ever. Mich x

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    1. Dewsall Court would be perfect for a wedding like this. It is in such a splendid setting too.

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  13. The food looks perfect. Having your event booked in places like this with historic past will make it even more memorable.

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  14. Wow! What an amazing place. Will be so perfect for a family gathering or celebration.

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  15. Thanks so much for your lovely words! We loved having you all for the afternoon - we should aim to do another one in the summer so that you can see Dewsall's gardens at their best! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year and do thank Marcus for a great film too! Best wishes, Samantha

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    1. We would love to return Samantha, just let us know! He's a bit handy with the video camera isn't he?

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