Barton Court

Barton Court

Barton Court is all about love, greed and money. The Georgian elegance
that we see today came about simply because a man named Henry Lambert wanted to win a wife.  He took a medieval building, gave it a radical makeover, and introduced sophistication and glamour into an unfashionable farmhouse to impress his quarry. The strategy worked. She – a local heiress - married him.  And her, not inconsiderable, fortune became his.

Barton Court has been called ‘Herefordshire’s hidden gem’ with good reason.  This elegant Georgian country house has been in private ownership for over 130 years and only recently accessible to the general public. It sits on the edge of the village of Colwall, behind high walls, with spectacular views from all its extensive grounds towards the Malverns and, on a clear day, the Cotswolds.

Steeped in the history of 10 centuries, the property has been stylishly and sensitively restored to incorporate modern conveniences while losing none of the period charm. You can experience this slice of history by staying in the main house on a bed and breakfast basis or in one of the converted
outbuildings. These are available as self catering units.

Can’t stay over? Just drop in for a really good coffee in our new café. The Loose Box, a funky space converted from one of the stable blocks, curates the best of local and artisanal produce, and will be open when regulations allow.


Cafe open daily [regulations permitting] from 9 - 6. Accommodation is available on request. Event and workshop space available on request. Weddings by arrangement.
  • Facilities

    • Baby changing
    • On-site cafe/restaurant
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Outdoor Seating
  • Drinks Menu

    • Bar
  • Amenities

    • Breakfast available
    • Secure cycle storage
    • Hot tub
    • Private outdoor space (e.g. patio/garden)
  • Parking

    • Electric car charging point
    • Free parking
    • Private parking
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled access
    • Disabled facilities
  • Welcomes

    • Dogs welcome
    • Accepts groups
    • Corporate hospitality
  • Special Features

    • Garden
    • Historical Interest
    • Rural location
  • Food Menu

    • Locally Sourced (Herefordshire or neighbouring counties)
    • Takeaway available
    • Vegetarian menu
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Directions & Parking

Map pin Barton Court
nr Ledbury
WR13 6HN
The bridge over the B4218 is the landmark to look out for. That is our bridge!  You will see signs directing you in from there.

Caring For The Planet

We believe in conserving and nurturing whenever and wherever we can and we try to be mindful of all wastage. We have introduced sustainable measures to the buildings to help our carbon footprint: our heating is via biomass and supplemented by energy from our discrete solar array. We have replanted the lost orchard and are restoring the walled garden to supply some of the food and flowers used here for our visitors.
  • Electric car charging
  • Composting
  • Eco-cleaning products
  • Eco-toiletries
  • Energy from renewable sources
  • Recycling (>75% of all waste)
  • Refillable cleaning products and toiletries

Barton Court Recommends

One of my favourite places to visit is The Painted Room in Ledbury. Found when the building was being renovated, it is an exquisite example of Elizabethan wall painting and of social climbing in its early form: keeping up with the much posher Joneses!