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A Day Out to Leominster and Burton Court in Herefordshire

Earlier this week I visited Leominster for the first time, a small market town in Herefordshire. It was only planned as a brief stop, the main purpose of the day was a private group tour of Burton Court

Leominster is known for having quite a number of antique shops, and often features on the BBC show Antiques Road Trip. Aside from these shops it also boasts a fabulous cook shop, stationers and one or two gift/vintage type shops. Many of which are housed in some beautiful old buildings. I did my best to ignore the vacant and run down shops that can blight many Market Towns and focused on the quirky and attractive ones! Thats rather vain of me I know. 

The Merchants House, Leominster
The Merchants House, Leominster

Period Tea Room - Herefordshire
Period Tea Room - Herefordshire
Hanging Tea Cups - Merchants Haouse
Hanging Tea Cups - Merchants House
I can certainly recommend The Merchants House Tea Room and Antiques Shop. It was a really gem, and served fabulous freshly made scones and a tasty lunchtime menu. There was a nice garden area to sit in, though I chose the inside, with the original wood beams, and a feature of china cups hanging from them.

We moved on from Leominster to the private tour of Burton Court. A country house located in the pretty village of Eardisland, Herefordshire. Having driven through Eardisland village, and seeing just how pretty it is, it has now been added to my list of places to visit.  

Burton Court, Eardisland
Burton Court, Eardisland
Highlights of the house tour for me, were the wonderful cantilevered staircase, and the dinning room which overlooks the garden. If you are lucky enough to stay for bed and breakfast this is the room  you will have the pleasure of enjoying breakfast being served at the long table. Such a fabulously light room, with wonderful views of the garden.

Roses and Daisies

Gardens Burton Court
Burton Hall gardens
The formal flower garden is located to the side of the house, stepping down to enter it you will find  roses galore. There was a wall to the one side that saw Ferns and Daisy's finding a home clinging to the outside.

Entrance Hall Burton Court
Entrance Hall Burton Court
Tea and Cake at Burton Court
Tea and Cake -  well you would, wouldn't you?
Of course before leaving we indulged in some homemade cakes and a cup of tea. Which finished the day off rather perfectly.

There have been many different families living at Burton Court through the years. You can find out more details about the house and its history on the Burton Court website.
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  1. You sell it well my dear! I'm utterly charmed!

  2. I've read so much about Leominster and it's always a place that I've wanted to visit. Your description and photographs are wonderful. The tea room looks delightful and I love the teacups hanging from the beams. We live in an old 200 year old cottage with beams, but the only place that they aren't is in the kitchen. I would have loved to have copied this. Oh well. lol. Thanks for a wonderful post and a great blog x


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