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Jo Hilditch
The Colloquy
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1544 340241
Fax: +44 (0)1544 340253
(during office hours only)

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The Colloquy is a large and exclusive house in Lyonshall, Herefordshire - perfect for self catering luxury. The Colloquy caters for groups of up to 22 - great for a family celebration, a university re-union or a big birthday.  It also provides a contemporary location for corporate retreats, board meetings, management courses or executive training.

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8 bedrooms:      Bedroom 1 - Kingsize double with mezzanine with 3 full sized singles (bath)

                         Bedroom 2 - Kingsize double with mezzanine with 1 full size single (bath and shower) plus a

                                             kids size extra bed

                         Bedroom 3 - Twin (bath and shower)

                         Bedroom 4 - Superking double (bath)

                         Bedroom 5 - Superking double or twins (bath and shower)

                         Bedroom 6 - Superking double plus extra single (shower)

                         Bedroom 7 - Superking double with bed on mezzanine (bath, wetroom and dressing area)

                         Bedroom 8 - Kingsize double on mezzanine; kingsize downstairs, large studio appartment

                                             with kitchen and sitting area (shower room)

Maximum capacity - 25 persons if using every bed space.

12 further bedrooms can be found in our other properties - The Sherriffs, Gardeners, Field and Forge (  These properties are all on the Whittern Estate within easy access especially Gardeners and Field which are on the same site (see floorplans)

4 Sitting/          The Parley - Boardroom, Mini-cinema and Media room for films, music and presentations (Sky)

Meeting rooms: Clock view - TV room, small meeting room (X-box)

                        The Tack Room - Panelled sitting room with open fire (DVD cinema and Sky)

                        The Discourse - Board Room plus 43" Plasma sitting area (DVD cinema) WiFi access

For self catering guests there are 5 kitchens! The largest is next to The Parley, one in the Discourse and three others in some of the self contained bedrooms areas.

Leisure:            Squash Court

                         Badminton, table tennis, wii and x box 360 (for the more sedentary)

                         Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September) with sun-loungers

                         Hot tub and sauna

                         One hectare landscaped walled garden with outdoor seating for up to 22                                                   


Combining Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities in the secluded Herefordshire countryside, As well as being the perfect place for self-catering groups, The Colloquy is also a unique setting for corporate retreats, board meetings, management courses or occasions where business and relaxation come together. With a series of meeting rooms that can meet any group's requirements, state of the art technology and full catering available, our facilities are optimum for a private and exclusive residential meeting venue.  The Colloquy has been designed by Jo Hilditch with imagination and flair using the space in these historic Victorian stable buildings to its best advantage, creating an environment that suits both private parties or any corporation.

The Media Room
The Parley Media room - a Christmas film screening.  We can also accommodate around 30 chairs for presentations in this huge space

The Colloquy has large and small presentation rooms, break-out spaces and suites, all punctuated by interesting entrances, courtyards, gardens and terraces. It has its own one hectare walled garden (c1810) with outdoor heated pool (2005).

This peaceful area of our beautiful county is the perfect solution for a corporate getaway. You can use The Colloquy as your own private hotel during your stay but enjoy facilities that high quality hotels would covet for themselves. There's also lots to do including golf, mountain biking, riding, canoeing, shooting and go-karting to mention just a few local pursuits.

The Colloquy taken from southeast corner - Rosemarys Garden to the left; Squash court with long terrace in front, maturing gardens with plenty of places to sit in peace and quiet!

Also featured on - a directory of cottages with pools


We have now linked up with to offer fabulous healthy breaks. Our beautiful sanctuary provides you with the perfect opportunity to free yourself from self - sabotage patterns, toxicity, negative eating and thinking habits and embrace an Alkaline lifestyle. (Whilst enjoying a wonderful holiday).


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The Discourse (45' x 25')

Steeply pitched, ventilated roofs supported by space-saving iron pillars; rounded corners to save the axles of understeered carriages; porcelain tiled corridors, polished brick and cobble floors and gently sloping entrances reveal The Colloquy’s origins as the Victorian stable block and carriage house of the Whittern Estate. And if your presentation runs over time, the stable clock’s bell will remind you.

Clock View (25' x 25') with view through to Parley

The Colloquy attracts a variety of businesses looking for comfort, quality, style and a real sense of individuality. We also have the full range of technical kit for presentations and meetings.  The great benefit of coming to The Colloquy is that you are totally free to structure your stay as you wish; and the exclusivity of being here alone means that there are no rules of engagement. If you want dinner at 6pm or 10pm, or Brunch rather than lunch, or beers for breakfast – it’s your choice.

The Club Room: the old tackroom (25' x 20').  A perfect place to relax in peace, with open log fire

To relax at the end of a long day we think we offer some extras that will appeal to groups and companies alike.  Apart from the swimming pool; housed in the old potting shed we also have a sauna, a hot tub,changing rooms and showers. And the old squash court – well, it’s a fully equipped new squash court.