Hareley Barn is a Grade II building on a historic rare breeds farm. It has panoramic views over…
In the heart of a traditionally farmed estate, surrounded by a moat and approached through a timber-framed gatehouse, Lower Brockhampton is a fascinating 600-year-old manor house. Until recently only a few of its rooms were open to visitors but now you can explore the whole house, the most impressive room being the cruck-framed Great Hall, with its stairs and gallery. The grounds are truly amazing – 687-hectares (1,700-acres) of farmland featuring rare breeds such as Hereford cattle and Ryeland sheep, ancient woodland, sculptures and a Lawn Pool. There is local produce on sale in the Old Apple Store tea-room, where you can settle down to a delicious cream tea, and the Granary shop sells gifts, award-winning preserves and home-reared beef from the Brockhampton Estate.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Wheelchair, special parking, ramps
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Estate open all year, daily 10-5. House, grounds, tea room & shop open Nov-early Feb, Sat-Sun 11-4; mid Feb-Nov, daily 11-5
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About the area
Herefordshire is split in two by the River Wye which meanders through the county on its way to the Severn and the sea. Largely rural, with Hereford, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye the major towns and cities, its countryside and ancient villages are the county’s major asset.
Visitors can take advantage of a number of the trails which will guide them through areas of interest. Those especially interested in historic village life should try the Black and White Village Trail, which takes motorists on a 40-mile drive around timber-framed villages from Leominster to Weobley (established in the 17th century and known as a centre of witchcraft in the 18th), Eardisley (where the church boasts a 12th-century carved font), Kington, Pembridge and others. Other trails include the Mortimer Trail, the Hop Trail and the Hidden Highway, which goes from Ross-on-Wye to Chester. Hereford has a small Norman cathedral, which has a great forest of pink sandstone columns lining the nave. Inside is a chained library, a 13th-century Mappa Mundi (map of the world) and one of only four copies of the 1217 version of the Magna Carta.
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