Perrycroft is an Arts & Crafts house, designed by C F A Voysey and built in 1895 for Midlands MP and industrialist John W Wilson. It stands high on the Malvern Hills with magnificent views across the rolling Herefordshire countryside towards Wales. Mark and Gillian Archer bought the run-down property in 1999 and have lovingly and faithfully restored it over the last 20 years. Today, while retaining most of Voysey's design and artefacts, the house is very much a family home. Learn about Voysey's principles and explore the house and extensive hillside gardens, which have been brought back to life in keeping with Art & Crafts traditions.
Following lunch at the Swan Inn, near Madresfield, visit Madresfield Court for a guided tour of this magnificent moated house, home to the Lygon family for nearly 900 years. The house played a significant part in nurturing the Arts & Crafts movement, with links to Evelyn Waugh and Brideshead Revisited. After the house tour, there will be time to explore the 69-acre gardens.
There is parking at Perrycroft for about 16 cars and payable parking across the road. The garden is on a steep slope and the tour is over two floors. Madresfield has free parking. The tour will take at least 90 minutes and includes the first floor. Portable chairs are available to sit on while the tour is in progress.
Tickets £63 including coffee and cakes on arrival and a two-course lunch followed by tea or coffee.