Upper Court

Kemerton, Gloucestershire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)333 3355 246
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£174 - £217
per night

Relaxed and welcoming B&B at this romantic Georgian manor with extensive gardens, swimming pool, lake and 14th-century dovecote


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Babies welcome

£174 - £217 per night

The Experience

Drive through a picturesque village of thatched cottages to arrive at this impressive manor built in 1760. It’s rammed with character, antique furniture, beautiful rugs and pictures, but there’s not an ounce of pretension – you can just join in the general bustle. It’s a rambling property with a huge hallway sporting a piano and with pottery for sale. Take afternoon tea in the sitting room overlooking the lake; book a slot for a swim, hot tub or sauna.

Bedrooms are well spaced out and decorated individually but all are large and light (two with super views over the lake with swans and ducks) and have designer fabrics, four-poster beds and en suite bathrooms. Breakfast is self-serve continental or the full works with home-baked sourdough. 

It’s a grand spot for groups and small weddings so take all the cottages too and gather for art and pottery courses.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking, swimming, rowing and tennis all on-site
  • Exploring the glorious countryside around you, visiting other pretty villages, buying antiques
  • Discovering more about this unique family, their history and intergenerational living
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You should know

  • There are also holiday cottages on the estate
  • Sorry, no dogs in the manor but allowed in all the cottages


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from £174
Hot tub £150 1st day then £50/day. Sauna £50 per day. Gallery function room £150 per day. Pool can be heated (Sep-Apr) for £150 for weekend. Otherwise free unheated. Pottery & Printmaking Experience - Enquiry for prices.
1 Suite for 2
From £190
3 Doubles
From £174


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights over Christmas and Gold Cup.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


I'd love to stay here amongst the creative, multi-generational household and have a go at pot throwing, a good walk up beautiful Bredon Hill or explore the local rural villages. Stop at the pub for refreshments, have a soak in the hot tub, followed by chilling out in the Lake Room or afternoon tea lakeside weather permitting.

Charlotte, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're surrounded by lovely gardens and lots of places to sit and picnic with a view of the pretty church. There's a lane with no fast traffic to take you to the village for a lovely coffee shop and a pub. Puff up Bredon Hill then treat yourselves to a pint and lunch at the Fox and Hounds or walk half an hour to The Yew Tree at Conderton. Visit Sudeley Castle and Gardens.

Local points of interest from Bill & Diana Herford

  • Upper Court has an enviable location giving you access to the beautiful Cotsworlds, the Malverns and beyond. Upper Court is set in 15 beautiful acres of gardens, lake and landscaped grounds.
  • Climb Bredon Hill (1000ft) from the top you can see several counties on a clear day. There are footpaths that radiate from Upper Court and around village for gorgeous walking.
  • Book a creative workshop of pottery or screen printing with art studio on site. Ideal for hen parties, family gatherings, friends day out.
  • Nearby attractions include Beckford Silk (3.2 miles), Toff Milway Pottery in Conderton (1.4 miles); Cotswold Vale Alpacas (4.7 miles), Twekesbury Abbey (4.6 miles) and Croft Water Park (3.8 miles).
  • St Nicolas church built before 1150 is attached to the ground via a small gate, and worth exploring.
  • The Secret Garden, opposite St Nicolas church is a must. Owned by a local family who kindly opens it to the public between 10am - 6pm in the summer months, there is a tranquil atmosphere here where visitors can enjoy the feeling of a Monastery Garden.


Bill & Diana Herford

Diana (an ex-antiques dealer) and Bill (a potter and farmer) have been doing B&B and self-catering for many years and they still play a part but it's definitely a family affair, with daughter Auriol (who runs Kite Studios in London) spending more time here and their son Oliver (a potter) living on site with his wife and children. Lindy and Garth, from South Africa, have recently joined the team.