Wickton Court

Leominster, Herefordshire
Bed & Breakfast


For lovers of historic houses, lively conversation and comfortable country living – great for families, for food, for star-gazing

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

In one of England’s loveliest, least populated counties, this rambling cluster of ancient buildings down a narrow no-through lane is a friendly, atmospheric place – once part of Hampton Court Castle Estate. The ducks and dogs, the peaceful country walks and bike rides, the flagged hallway, massive beams and panelled sitting room are all memorable.

So too is Sally’s enthusiastic welcome and the excellent food from her kitchen. Mostly locally-sourced, home grown and homemade country breakfasts and evening meals (with set menus, discussed in advance) go particularly well with local wine, cider, gin and vodka.

You can play tennis, table tennis, and the Bechstein Grand piano; nip off for a round of golf, or to Leominster or Ludlow for antiques and markets. And do take time to relax, settle down with a book on the lawn or by the grand fireplace.

Wickton Court - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in an historic, relaxing country house
  • Sally’s whole-hearted hospitality and excellent cooking
  • Antiquing in Leominster
Wickton Court - Gallery

Home truths

  • Ancient, uneven floors could be tricky for the less sure-footed
  • Children need supervision around the duck pond
  • Wickton is deep in the countryside

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Advice on walks and guided walks, towels for drying, and resident dog playmates who enjoy company!

Dogs £8 per dog per night. Max. check before booking.

Livestock here and on neighbouring land. Have to be very strict on regulations for the sake of everyone concerned!

Meals
Dinner, 3 courses, £30-£35; 2 courses, £25 (guests welcome too). Cold platter for late arrivals, £12.50. Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Surcharges
Singles £85-£95.
1 Four-poster
From £100
1 Twin/double
From £95

Reviews

What a beautiful place .. like stepping into a scene from Pride and Prejudice. Peaceful, delightful, relaxing. The welcome was warm, the cooking sublime and the house and garden stunning. For anyone who loves dogs, chickens, home cooking and peace and quiet, it is a must.

Gray, Oxford

A wonderful place. Beautiful house, very old, and lovely garden. We felt like home. Sally is a excellent host and fantastic cook. Love to come back sometime!

Anle, Borne

We loved this stay. With 2 very young children the room was airy and spacious and the garden a space that we used for tea and afternoon playing. Sally's dogs are inquisitive and friendly so as long as you like dogs the whole house feels very much like home after no time at all! But best of all is Sally's cooking. The evening meals were just scrumptious and served at the time that suited us for the children being in bed. If you stay here you must have the evening meal too! Lastly, the host Sally could not have done more to make our stay welcome - Thank you

Matthew, Malmesbury

Just the most restful, brilliant, welcoming place to stay. Sally puts her heart and soul into this enterprise. The house is centuries old and utterly fascinating. Gourmet food prepared with genuine skill. We particularly loved cuddling the dogs and snoozing in the delightful garden. Lots of wonderful gardens to visit in the neighbourhood.

Victoria, Twickenham

What a FABULOUS place to stay with FANTASTIC hosts. Thanks, Sally and Robin, for a most enjoyable time. Everything about the place and the stay was brilliant.

Catherine, Worksop

You cannot go wrong staying at Wickton Court. You will always remember it. Sally and Robin along with canine companions Boot, Bob and Bert and the feline Mr Black Cat and four very handsome grey chickens are the best of hosts. Nothing is too much. An historic house in a quiet rural setting which is perfectly situated for visiting Hay-On-Wye, Ludlow, Ledbury and the surrounding hills. If you are happy with dogs bouncing around on occasion and with a black cat who also occasionally rugby tackles the smaller ones then this is like staying with friends in their home. Food is top drawer try it.

James, Newbury

Sally and Robin were the friendliest of hosts to us during our stay, nothing was too much trouble for them to help us with, even collecting our son mid afternoon. Th house is a gem, roaring log fire in the sitting room, lots of candles and their 3 bouncy dogs at your feet . very comfortable 4 poster bed and huge bathroom. The breakfast is something to look forward to. Thank you for making our stay in Herefordshire so memorable.

Sarah, Newbury

Absolutely Wonderful. Sally and Robin are very warm and welcoming hosts and go out of their way way to make guests feel at home. Sally is a great cook and I'd recommend booking the evening meal. The house is simply gorgeous. We will be back.

Jo, Arundel

From start to finish, a happy experience. Sally looked after us very well indeed. A bicycle ride, a game of tennis and a read by the fire with only the rhythmic tick tick of the long case clock to break the tranquility of this beautiful place. The food prepared for us was fantastic. This place really is a 'find' and well worth a couple of nights stay. We will return one day...

Peter, Oswestry

The best B+B in the County of Herefordshire. True country living; character house, 4 poster bed, wood fires, bumper breakfasts, tasty suppers, friendly dogs, and wonderful Sally and Robin.

Mark, Dubai

Nothing was too much trouble for Sally at Wickton, and there were so many little touches - a very special place run by special people. We loved our 2 night break with the peace, the food, the dogs and our attentive hosts. The Bechstein grand was a bonus! Return trip is definitely on the cards.

Ian, Winchester

This picturesque rural retreat is like going back in time....hens and delightful dogs running around the garden with its fabulous herbaceous border, a swinging seat, breakfast on the lawn and charming, professional service. Sally is a great cook - warm scones and homemade raspberry jam on arrival and a delicious breakfast each of the two mornings we stayed - with lots of high quality local produce. We had the four poster bedroom which is very spacious and full of charm. With no warning Sally also prepared a wonderful evening meal for us after our very long trip down. We loved our stay.

Marie, Glasgow and dublin

It was a pleasure to stay at Wickton Court with Sally, and her dogs and our dog. Just one night, but the full treatment, of course: delicious tea with homemade raspberry jam and fresh baked scones; scrummy dinner to suit my difficult dietary demands; (great fellow guests for lots of conversation); very comfy beds; and everything both quirky in the shabby chic Sawday style, and immaculate. All praise to our host and many thanks.

David

A great place to stay. Relaxed, friendly with good food and conversation. Warm and welcoming.

Eileen, Oxford

A character house in a stunning situation. Our hosts Sally & Robin&dogs were most welcoming. Our suite was amazing& the bed was super comfy. The setting is so relaxing,park your car for a few days and settle in. The cream tea on arrival was sublime. The suppers were delicious as were the breakfasts. You can borrow the dogs and take them on a walk,play tennis& table tennis or just relax in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the wildlife. Do not hesitate to stay here but I would recommend 2 nights to fully appreciate it. We will be back again and again.

Marie, Chester

Charming, ancient house surrounded by pretty gardens, great views out towards the Black Mountains, warmest of welcomes which included tea and scones beside crackling log fire, most welcome on a suddenly cooler evening, attractive, friendly dogs and cat, chickens and ducks. Super comfy French beds prettily upholstered in Toile de Jouy, delicately lacy linen (the real thing - cotton), scented garden flowers, super quality coffee and teas. Characterful, beautiful, impeccably hospitable hostess, fine locally sourced food.

Gabrielle

Just... fabulous!

Hilary

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Location

The neighbourhood

Once part of Hampton Court Estate this is a peaceful place; very dark at night and perfect for stargazing. Daytime views are of the Malvern, Welsh and Shropshire hills. Leominster – ten minutes’ drive – is great for antique-hunting. It’s 20 minutes’ drive (or take the train) to Hereford to see the Mappa Mundi or lovely Ludlow with its market (not Tuesdays); The National Trust’s Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Brockhampton Estate are all nearby.

Local points of interest from Sally Kellard

  • Wickton was once part of the 15th century Hampton Court Estate.The Wikipedia page refers to the panels we have here, installed in the 1600s. The gardens at the castle are well worth a visit and there are interesting events to attend for adults and kids.
  • Thinking of relocating to the wonderful Herefordshire or Shropshire? We have a lot of local knowledge having relocated ourselves 17 years ago to this lovely, unspoiled part of the country. Let us help you investigate and happy to provide ongoing support!
  • We are a few minutes from Leominster ( pronounced Lemster) an unpretentious town full of big and little antiques and vintage emporia - Home to Brightwells auction house. Go bid for a Classic Car or piece of Fine Art - or just go and look - I do - often!
  • If you are staying in an atmospheric house, you may as well visit some! Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and the Brockhampton Estate - all National Trust and close by with regular interesting events. Plenty of fabulous gardens to visit too. Lists are here...
  • The Black and White Village Trail can be included en route to Hay-on Wye, home of the world famous Literary festival - a beautiful journey through Herefordshire and the Welsh Marches. Red Kite feeding centre, Judges Lodging Museum - Welsh border treats...
  • Hereford and Ludlow are both 20 minutes from here easily accessed on the A49 - or by train from Leominster. Hereford for the Mappa Mundi, and Ludlow - a jewel! Sir John Betjeman "probably the loveliest town in England" just about sums it up + foodie treat!

Introducing

Sally Kellard

The Kellards love the sound of laughter, sharing wonderful Wickton and entertaining in style, though standing on ceremony is not their thing; good local food, beautifully cooked, definitely is. They moved here in 2012, have worked in the private and public sectors and run their own businesses; conversations range widely, from rallying to collecting antiques via all things equine and canine, wildlife and farming.