Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
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Overview

Situated beside the longest village green in England and within beautiful parkland, Grade I listed Frampton Court is a magnificent mixture of Baroque and Palladian architecture. Built and lived in by the Clifford family since 1733, the interiors are described in Pevsner as 'lavish.. with joinery of the highest quality'.

The furniture at Frampton Court is largely contemporary 18th century and fireplaces have exotic Bristol Delft tiles. The fine Huguenot verdure tapestry was recently cleaned and conserved and the collection of 19th century botanical watercolours, the Frampton Flora, was painted by members of the family.

At the end of the 17th century 'dutch canal' in the garden sits the fantastic 'Strawberry Hill' gothic Orangery, now a romantic holiday retreat.

Guests can now experience the splendour and the peace of this stunning house and its beautiful Orangery by staying for a night or arranging a house party at the Court or a self catering holiday at the Orangery.


Opening
Opening

We offer private tours of Frampton Court and gardens during the summer months, for groups of more than ten people. 

Opening dates: 20 April to 24 July 2020, Mondays and Fridays. £4.00 per person.

Other dates to note:

  • Wednesday 24th June - The Festival Players Theatre Company in the Manor garden: "Henry V".
  • Open air production 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm for picnics).
  • Frampton Country Fair – Sunday 13th September 2020.

Appointment

Pre booked groups of ten or more only. Please contact us for more information.

themanor@framptoncourtestate.co.uk

01452 740268

Find Us
Find us

Frampton Court is located in the centre of Frampton on Severn, just off the beautiful Village Green. It is just 3 miles from Junction
13 of the M5, via the A38 and B4071.

For those travelling by public transport, the closest railway station to Frampton on Severn is Stonehouse.

  • Offers bike storage
Taxi

Frampton Private Hire 01452 757966

Admission
Admission

£10 per person

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Weddings

The Park at Frampton Court is a Grade II* listed park in the style of 'Capability Brown' and offers a magical and serene location for your wedding.

As well as your beautiful marquee, by the lake, Frampton Court itself is part of the wedding package. It will not only give you the accommodation of five, beautifully appointed double bedrooms that are light and elegantly furnished, but also the use of its principal reception rooms: the panelled Hall (with bespoke “Mouseman” furniture), the Drawing Room, Dining Room and Morning Room.

Our House Manager looks after you, with plenty of time for 'set up' and perhaps, as an extra, a family dinner for up to 20 in the magnificent panelled dining room the night before the wedding. We are also able to supply delicious breakfasts from our own produce.

The beautiful Orangery in the garden at Frampton Court is also available on a self catering basis. With four lovely bedrooms it is a unique 'garden' house, very comfortable and much loved by  visitors and guests. The Orangery provides fantastic opportunities for romantic photographs and for the bride and her family or friends to stay and make final preparations for the big day.

St Mary's church, which is close by, seats over 200 people.  Although we cannot accommodate wedding guests in Frampton Court itself, the terrace is a terrific place for drinks after the wedding ceremony and before the wedding breakfast, giving the bride and groom an opportunity to 'arrive' up the front steps, through the house and onto the terrace before mingling with guests and walking across the 'lawns' of the Park to the marquee and lake.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Guest parking
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Accessible parking
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house catering

Accommodation

There are five bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, which are perfect examples of Georgian refinement. All are light and elegant with fabulous views across The Park to the lake or across the huge front lawn to the village green. They are beautifully furnished with fine period furniture and exquisite examples of the lovely Frampton Flora watercolours, as well as wonderfully comfortable beds. Each room also contains organic bathroom toiletries and are well stocked with teas and coffees and home-made biscuits, adding every possible comfort for your special stay away. 

Guests have full use of many of the superb principle rooms in the house. Arriving up the magnificent stone steps, sitting in the stunning panelled hall, in front of a log fire on the 'mouseman' oak fender, or relaxing in the morning room with where there is a televeision. 

Upon arrival, our guests are assured of a warm welcome. We provide an excellent breakfast made from the best local produce (and organic where possible, including home-grown Gloucester Old Spot bacon and sausages, eggs and fruit from The Manor). Dinner is available at Frampton Court by arrangement. There are very good local pubs and restaurants - many of which are within walking distance too.

The beautiful Orangery in the garden at Frampton Court is also available on a self catering basis. With four lovely bedrooms it is a unique 'garden' house, very comfortable and much loved by visitors and guests.


Opening
Opening

We offer private tours of Frampton Court and gardens during the summer months, for groups of more than ten people. 

Opening dates: 20 April to 24 July 2020, Mondays and Fridays. £4.00 per person.

Other dates to note:

  • Wednesday 24th June - The Festival Players Theatre Company in the Manor garden: "Henry V".
  • Open air production 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm for picnics).
  • Frampton Country Fair – Sunday 13th September 2020.

Appointment

Pre booked groups of ten or more only. Please contact us for more information.

themanor@framptoncourtestate.co.uk

01452 740268

Find Us
Find us

Frampton Court is located in the centre of Frampton on Severn, just off the beautiful Village Green. It is just 3 miles from Junction
13 of the M5, via the A38 and B4071.

For those travelling by public transport, the closest railway station to Frampton on Severn is Stonehouse.

  • Offers bike storage
Taxi

Frampton Private Hire 01452 757966

Admission
Admission

£10 per person

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking

Other opening

The Manor at Frampton on Severn

The intriguing timber-framed grade I listed Manor is currently the family home of the Cliffords, and is an amalgamation of building programmes and styles which date from the 13th to the 17th centuries. It is understood that Jane Clifford was born here in the 12th century. Jane is better known from folklore and legend as Fair Rosamund, mistress of Henry II whom he named his ‘Rose of the World’.

The Manor Gardens

The Manor is surrounded by a diverse and extensively planted garden consisting of mature herbaceous borders, topiary, wild flower garden and a magnificent kitchen garden and orchard. A charming detail in the garden is the striking red and white striped rose ‘Rosa Mundi’ – Rosa gallica versicolour, a sport of the ‘Apothecary’s Rose’ – which is said to be named after Fair Rosamund.

Delicious seasonal, home-grown, organic fruit and veg from the garden at The Manor are highlights on the breakfast menu for guests staying at Frampton Court, and for tour groups having lunch or tea at The Wool Barn. The Gloucester Old Spot pigs are reared in the orchard at The Manor and provide scrumptious bacon and sausages.

Plantsman’s Delight!

Gardens form an important part of the history and life of Frampton Court Estate. The Manor garden is more intimate than others on the Estate, with its pretty Frampton-brick walls, and is a plantsman’s delight boasting a host of unusual plants.

Opening Dates

20th April to 24th July 2020

Time

Mondays and Fridays

2.30 – 4.30pm

Where?

The Manor, The Green, Frampton on Severn GL2 7EP

Admission

£4.00  (Children go free)

Please pay at the Estate Office (adjacent to the Manor) or, if no reply, leave your money in the green letterbox.


Frampton Court's history and features

Frampton Court was built between 1730 and 1733 by Richard Clutterbuck, possibly to designs by the Bristol architect John Strahan who was a pupil of Sir John Vanbrugh. Richard, who had made his fortune as Head of the Customs House in Bristol, had inherited Frampton from his father William Clutterbuck who had been given the Estate by his grandfather John Clifford in 1684.

The house displays a magnificent mixture of Baroque and Palladian architectural styles and is built of fine Bath stone. The principal rooms are at first floor level, no doubt testament to Frampton’s very high water table as well as the architectural fashion of the time. The interiors are described by Pevsner as, ‘lavish… with joinery of the highest quality’. The Hall, Dining Room and Drawing Room are fitted with exquisitely worked oak and pine panelling, and the magnificent oak and holly staircase is accompanied by a very unusual matching dog-gate.

The architectural splendour of Frampton Court is complimented by an outstanding collection of contemporary 18th century furniture and furnishings. The exquisite Frampton Flora watercolours are on display throughout the house. Painted by Clifford aunts and nieces in the mid-19th century, they are a fantastic record of the local flora in and around Frampton, and the artistic talent of the Clifford ladies.

Find out more about their history here


A word from the owner

Later Clifford ladies, in the 19th century, painted 300 botanical watercolours recording the local wild and some garden flowers. These are known as the Frampton Flora and many of these paintings now hang on the walls at Frampton Court.

Fun Facts

The Clifford family's ancestor 'Fair Rosamund', mistress of Henry 11, was said to have been born in Frampton in the 12th century and the family have long searched for the tunnel said to connect Frampton Court with her birthplace Frampton Manor across the village green.