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Whittington Court

A small Tudor manor house with Jacobean and later additions, set in beautiful Cotswold countryside.

Whittington, Andoversford, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HF

Whittington Court in Gloucestershire

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
Accessibility

Disabled parking is available immediately outside the front door.

Disabled access is only available to the library, dining room, four-poster bedroom and the former servants dining hall on the ground floor. There are steps up to the first and second floors.

There are photo albums of the upstairs rooms available to visitors who are not able to manage the stairs.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Whittington Court is a small Tudor manor house with Jacobean and later additions, set in beautiful Cotswold countryside 4 miles east of Cheltenham.

Visitors to the house today are able to see most of the main rooms including the dining hall which is the most complete part of the early house with its four-centred arch chimneypiece of around 1590 and the library in the east wing with its elaborate and ambitious Renaissance fireplace.

The massive oak staircase, dating from before 1637 with its rare early dog gate, gives access to the first floor of the east wing, originally conceived as a long gallery but now divided into a series of smaller sitting rooms.

Whittington Court has a wonderful collection of textiles which are on display throughout the house. At the very top of the main stairs, visitors can see some of the house’s collection of embroidered and printed 18th-Century dresses while on the middle floor is the textile design and block-printing studio of the house’s owner, Jenny Stringer.

The house contains some interesting furniture, notably the trio of Regency library bookcases, as well as collections of glass, ceramics, textiles, minerals and fossils, Egyptian artefacts and books, including a collection of books by The Whittington Press.

Opening Times

2022

16 April – 1 May, 2.00-5.00pm.

13 – 29 August, 2.00-5.00pm.

Last entry to the house is at 4.30pm to allow visitors sufficient time to look around.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Tours are now self-guided and all visitors will be provided with a guidebook and a suggested route around the house. Family members and guides will be available in the house and garden to answer your questions.

If the house is very full when you arrive, you might be asked to come back at a slightly later time to allow people to filter through. Visitors are welcome to look around the gardens and visit the tithe barn or the church while they wait.

Last entry to the house is at 4.30pm to allow visitors sufficient time to look around.

Prices: Adults £6, Senior Citizens £5, Child £1.

Free entry to members of Historic Houses. Half-price entry to members of CPRE.

Group Visits

Groups can book private tours of the house and the collections outside of the opening season. All enquiries should be made to lucy@whittingtoncourt.co.uk.

Accessibility

Disabled parking is available immediately outside the front door.

Disabled access is only available to the library, dining room, four-poster bedroom and the former servants dining hall on the ground floor. There are steps up to the first and second floors.

There are photo albums of the upstairs rooms available to visitors who are not able to manage the stairs.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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