Luxury Country House
The Colloquy is an exclusive-use venue located at the heart of the Whittern Estate. It is a stunning conversion of the Estate's Victorian stable-yard, which now enjoys modern luxury and excellent leisure facilities. Designed with imagination and flair, these historic Victorian stable buildings use space to its best advantage, creating a very special environment for business or pleasure.
The standard rate for The Colloquy property sleeps 16, but you can upgrade to include an additional 7 full size single beds to sleep 23 (these beds are in mostly in galleried areas of existing bedrooms). For larger groups, The Forge The Lodge and Gardeners holiday cottages are adjacent to The Colloquy around the main courtyard and can be booked together with The Colloquy for exclusive use, to accommodate a total of 39 guests (16 bedrooms). Perfect for family reunions, girl's weekend away or group country pursuits.
Pets not allowed (except in Gardeners if taken together).
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 4)
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 3)
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 5 (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 6 (sleeps 3)
Bedroom 7 (sleeps 3)
Bedroom 8 (sleeps 3)
There are five well-equipped kitchens spread throughout the property, making self-catering much easier. The largest is next to The Parley dining room, with a double range cooker, and a large American style fridge. There is also one in the open-plan Discourse banqueting room, with a double range cooker and a fridge freezer. There are three smaller kitchens located in some of the self contained bedroom areas, two with their own fridge, cooker, kettle and toaster. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses, cookware and pans etc for even our largest of parties (eg 80 items of each crockery, wine glasses and tumblers!).
Sitting whole party - 3 large sofas, large ottoman, bench seat
Dining whole party - 16 basic; 24 with extension
Corporate: board meeting - 16
Houses a full media center (specifications on request) with Wi-Fi, OHP & presentation screen. It can be a sleek meeting room/board room in the day, an impressive dining room in the evening, and an intimate studio cinema by night. Opens onto the extensive walled gardens with outdoor seating space for up to 24. The TV has Sky Plus HD and a HD projector. There is a large collection of films and music on our media centre, but otherwise there is a DVD player should you want to bring your own. There is connectivity to an IPod from the computer, and this is played on the surround sound speakers.
The Clock View
The perfect place for cocktails before dinner, or sitting away from the main group if you need a bit of P and Q! Roomy enough for a gathering and complete with TV and X-Box console. For a meeting, it is a perfect break off meeting room with three comfortable sofas.
The Tack Room
This cosy panelled sitting room with an open fire is the perfect snug. A great place to sit with a good book and a glass of wine to relax at the end of the day. There is a second Sky box in here so you don't need to be glued to cartoons if you fancy watching the rugby! For our corporate guests this can provide a third comfortable meeting room with three sofas.
Lofty double height room with exposed beams; this can be a comfortable and spacious sitting area with a 43" Plasma DVD cinema screen along with a Wii (bring your own games - ours are limited!). A great communal space with a dining room at one end and an L-shaped kitchen at the other. It can be cleared to seat a large party of up to 40 people on our long extendable tables, and opens onto the courtyard, which is a lovely space for a drinks party on a summer evening. Alternatively our corporate guests will enjoy using a second boardroom table area; the TV has scart lead sockets so you can hook up your laptop.
This is the small dining area between bedrooms 5 and 6, it provides a further break off area for our corporate guests, or a place to feed the kids before putting them to bed, away from the hubbub of the rest of the party.
Enjoy a taste of Herefordshire
We can provide a range of different options if you wish to take advantage of a catering service. We recommend that you liaise with the caterer of your choice directly, but we can do this for you at additional cost. All caterers can also supply their own waiters and waitresses. Our five most regularly used chefs are listed below. Our two girls Sarah and Loopy, both come highly recommended and are very proficient and efficient chefs. Both Jamie and Eddie have worked with us for many years and can offer a huge variety of different dishes.
An excellent local chef who can be on hand at short notice to help. Sarah can cater for anything from casual dinner parties to formal meals. Contact Sarah on 07989 978319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura “Loopy” Folkes
Laura is a local chef who offers private catering with all the trimmings. She is very flexible and happy to cater for groups of any size, and stays of any length. Laura can deliver ready-made and home-cooked meals which cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. She is happy to provide tailor-made menus or to cater for your menu ideas. Please contact her on 07812 102345 or email@example.com.
Jamie can cook any style of cuisine to a very high standard. Of particular note is his Italian catering, which is very good value, and authentic too. His wife makes the most delicious spanish omelettes - tortillas. Please contact him on 07525 237499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eddie Cleal at Rococo Catering
Eddie is another local chef, and is very popular at our properties; he provides an excellent standard of food with fantastic waitressing staff. He will tailor everything to your specific needs and makes everything from scratch. Please contact him on on 07525 237499 and 0845 6474757 or email@example.com, or visit www.rococo-catering.co.uk.
Exclusive access to heated outdoor Swimming Pool, apart from 10am to 12 midday daily (summer only). Welcome pack of local produce on arrival. Squash Court . Sauna. Hot Tub . Table Tennis . Badminton . WiFi . TVs . Media Centre . Cinema . Sky Plus . Wii . X-Box. Grand Piano . Washer/Dryer . Dishwasher . American Fridge . Open Fire . Linen provided . Towels provided (robes available at extra cost - £10 each) . BBQ . Hair dryers . Iron & board