This is a charming Stuart garden building of about 1620, architecturally listed Grade I.
Encapsulating the romance of Owlpen, it has been imaginatively converted to provide a chic little cottage for two people, although there is enough space for another 2 people at an extra cost. Situated next to the Manor gardens, the diminutive Court House with its quirky period charm is a favourite with history buffs, aesthetes and lovers of architecture.
The Court House is set over three floors and has three bedrooms. The ground floor has a galley kitchen, bathroom and charming dining room with an original flagstone floor and large window with views onto the gardens of the manor house. A steep winding staircase leads to the first floor, which has a double bedroom and cosy living room, furnished with beautiful antiques and mod cons such as TV, DVD player, broadband router (all wifi is free), and telephone. Go up the winding stiars again, and you'll find two bedrooms in the attic, consisting of one twin room (both the beds are tucked up under the eaves so headroom is limited), and then another double in an alcove, separated by a curtain. Although the cottage can sleep 6, we recommend no more than four adults in the space, and only six with children.
Please be aware: The Court House is a very old building with uneven floors, steep and very narrow stairs, and access from the road via a path on the bank. We do not recommend this cottage for those with limited mobility. However, the house has bags of character and charm, and ifs a favourite for people who truly want to experience an unspoilt piece of history in this charming Cotswold valley. If you have any questions, please ask at the estate office.