Abbey Dore Court

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Abbey Dore Court.
Abbey Dore Court.

Abbey Dore Court is a minor country house in Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, England.

It was built in the Golden Valley in the late 19th century, perhaps for Thomas Freke Lewis, the owner in 1876, on the site of the former public house, the Red Lion Inn. It was later owned by the Prothero family of Malpas Court. The house is now surrounded by a significant plantsman's garden created by the present owner, Charis Ward, since 1976.

In 2010, the house underwent significant renovation and internal modernisation in order to be let for holiday rentals.

The garden is open to the public on Sat, Sun, Mon & Thurs between March and September, as is the Stables Tearoom in the cobbled courtyard. Dore Abbey, the 1147 Cistercian abbey, which is still used as the village place of worship, is nearby.

In April 2010 and September 2011, Abbey Dore Court was the subject of a Channel 4 television documentary presented by hotelier Ruth Watson as part of her Country House Rescue series.[1]


Country Life, 28 April 1994
R. Sidwell, West Midland Gardens, 1981, p. 18

  1. ^ "Country House Rescue". 4 Homes. Channel 4. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°58′22″N 2°53′36″W / 51.972697°N 2.893398°W / 51.972697; -2.893398