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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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Facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
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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.

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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

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.

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2024: 30 March – 14 April and 10-26 August, 2.00-5.00pm

2025: 19 April – 4 May and 9-25 August, 2.00-5.00pm

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

 

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. No pre-booking needed

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.

for the latest information.
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.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Whittington, Andoversford, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HF

Whittington Court is 4 miles east of Cheltenham on the north side of the A40. OS Ref: SP014 206.

If using Googlemaps, please use the house name Whittington Court rather than the postcode.

From Cheltenham, Whittington is served by the Pulhams 801 bus to Bourton-on-the-Water. From Oxford, take the Stagecoach bus 853 and ask for Whittington Turn.

The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa, approximately 5 miles away.

There is ample free parking approximately 100 yards from the front door. Disabled visitors are welcome to park on the drive, right next to the house.

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