Pudleston is a peaceful village of just a handful of dwellings and a church nestling in the north Herefordshire countryside.
It is an ideal base for keen walkers with a network of waymarked paths for all abilities.
The Gaggles is a 4 bedroom holiday cottage and The Butlers is a 3 bedroom holiday cottage both located within the grounds of Pudleston Court estate.
Adam Lodge and Eve Lodge are a pair of delightful Grade 2 listed sandstone gatehouse lodges flanking the impressive main front entrance driveway to historic Pudleston Court built in 1846.
Pudleston Court, a Grade II listed building, is a prime example of a period during the mid to late 19th century when it was the fashion for successful industrialists of the day to build large country piles as ostentatious and lasting monuments to their achievements.
It has seen many changes over the centuries, however, from its initial conception as a residence fit for a well-to-do gentleman of the mid-1800s.
Lancashire “coal baron” Elias Chadwick originally commissioned the design and construction of the building in 1846 from Liverpool architect J. T. Brearley, who had produced plans for a lavish Tudor-Gothic style country house to be constructed of coursed pink sandstone, slate roofs and with embattled parapets.
The Chadwick family remained in ownership of the estate for several decades.
During the Second World War, the house was used by the British Red Cross as a convalescence home for members of the armed forces injured in battle (author James Herriot stayed there).
In the 1950s, the house was then converted to use as a local authority special school for children with learning difficulties.
Today Pudleston Court is a privately owned country estate.
"Very enjoyable stay! Great surroundings for dog walks and very clean and tidy. Beautiful home! "
Amy and family
"A lovely intergenerational birthday weekend in this super house. Lots of long sessions in the pool and on the playground. Dogs (and everyone else) enjoyed walking in the parkland, especially the ponds and bridges, so much to explore! We didn't leave the estate all weekend, we were so busy and happy."
Richard and family
"A fabulous location for a 40th birthday celebration with all the family. Great to have a pool and sauna plus beautiful surroundings to explore. A very comfortable, lovely home for the weekend. Thank you!"
Vanessa and family
"We were here celebrating a 60th birthday with the family. A lovely house, garden, sauna and hot tub. Very nicely refurbished. A warm welcome on arrival. Thank you for the welcome gifts. A safe and friendly environment for our dog Poppy."
The Bayleys, Stourbridge
"Thank you so much – we've had an amazing time celebrating our 40th birthdays. The house is beautiful and we've loved having the hot tub and sauna too. We will recommend this to our family and friends!"
"Amazing – What else can we say! It has been the most perfect way to celebrate our daughters 18th birthday – we have all had the best time, thank you all! "
MaryAnn and family
"Wonderfully relaxing stay as always! Storm Dennis didn't dampen our enjoyment and we have loved every minute – the log burner really came into its own! Looking forward to a return visit soon."
C, N & J
"We had a lovely week and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity here. Also the hot tub! Great walks within 30 mins as well as fantastic meals at The Cider Barn, Pembridge and The Riverside, Amestry."
"Thank you for an amazingly peaceful and restful week. Enjoyed the lovely decoration of the house, the fields, the butterflies and the quiet afternoons in the garden."
N, N & O
"Thanks for an amazing time! What a beautiful place to spend my 50th Birthday celebrations with my lovely friends! Can't wait to return!"
L & the girls
"A HUGE thank you to all of the estate staff who maintain this B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L home. We had a fantastic family holiday making memories we'll never forget. The Gaggles itself and the swimming pool are just amazing, everything a family would ever need. We will be returning time willing and we would recommend this beautiful place again to all."
Natalies birthday week
"8 of us came in 2019 and loved it so much we came back in 2020! We absolutely love this house and plan to make this an annual event! This house has it all, space, hot tub, dogs are able to come with the family and we can cook, be happy and just enjoy the beaut grounds that this house is situated on. We LOVE this house, the area and can't wait to return! Thanks so much for the perfect getaway!"
Emma and Friends
"Thank you for a lovely stay. We very much enjoyed the surroundings and the pool, sauna and steam room were a real treat. Perfect for a family weekend!"
Abbie and family
"The weather was damp and miserable but it didn't matter! Butlers Cottage was amazing! Everything we could need, we had. We had a great time relaxing in front of the fire or in the hot tub or sauna, the staff were super helpful and kept us supplied with plenty of fuel for the fire. Thank you Lakes Edge Team, it's been great!"
"We've had a lovely stay at this beautiful place! Great to spend time with the family. The facilities are brilliant. We will definitely be returning for our 3rd visit. Stay safe."
Laura and Family
"We arrived just in time! What a beautiful cottage. We couldn't have asked for anymore. The middle of nowhere, away from all the Covid talk!! Hot tub, sauna, the cottage is just fabulous. Walks through the woods, great for kids and adults! Will be very sad to leave today. Will definitely return! Thank you Butlers Cottage, Just what we needed. A beautiful escape!"
Rich and the family
"After a testing year it was so lovely to get away from it all in these perfect, wonderful surroundings. Thank you for all your help, nothing was too much trouble – thank you so much!"