Frampton Court, Gloucestershire
Lying close to the east bank of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds, Frampton Court guests enjoy the splendour of staying in this stunning Grade 1 listed 18th century house, which has been lived in by the Clifford family since it was built in 1730. Pevsner was taken with its ‘lavish interiors, with joinery of the highest quality’ Until recently the magnificent pile was lived in by Rollo Clifford’s mother Henriette, and visitors will discern a homely presence in the ‘lived-in’ feel of the house and its beautiful interiors. Guests have full use of many of the superb principal rooms in the house: arriving up the magnificent stone steps, sitting in front of a log fire in the stunning panelled Hall and relaxing in the pretty ‘Frampton Flora’ Morning Room.
The bedrooms are perfect examples of Georgian refinement, light and elegant with fabulous views across The Park to the lake or across the huge front lawn to the village green. Furnished with fine period furniture and exquisite examples of the Frampton Flora watercolours, as well as deliciously comfortable beds with ensuite bathrooms (this obviously a post-rationalisation from the original spec).
Gillian Keightley gives guests a warm welcome, providing an excellent breakfast made from the best local produce (and organic where possible) including home-grown Gloucester Old Spot bacon and sausages, eggs and fruit from The Manor. The Orangery can be hired for self catering and has been called ‘the prettiest garden building in England’. Self contained and lavish.