Old Court Hotel

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The History of The Old Court Accommodation

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The Wye Valley and the Vale of Usk have long been places of significance in English and Welsh history as well as the beautiful setting in which various ancestral arms of the Gwillim dynasty held sway as lords and minor kings in this often troubled land on the border between England and Wales.

After 1066, ancestors of the Gwillims married into several illustrious families of Norman origin and were granted lands as manorial lords and freeholders. As a result, the Gwillim line is able to be linked back to the Conqueror via his daughter Gundreda.

Gwillim as a surname was first taken in the 15th century. The Gwillims descend from the same line as the Vaughan family of Courtfield, which is near to Whitchurch and the Old Court. Courtfield was close to the important fortress and river crossing at Goodrich, which, with the older line of Offa’s Dyke, marked the frequently disputed border with Wales.

Also nearby, the magnificent Cistercian Abbey at Tintern was founded in the 12th century. The Forest of Dean was a major source of ships’ timber and played an important role in the early industrialisation of Britain. All of these important places – latterly including the Old Court itself, have since Elizabeth’s time, become visitor attractions. This followed the fashionable growth of touring and boat trips up the Wye, as an alternative to the `Grand European Tour’ during periods of war with the French.

Gwillims first came to Whitchurch Court in the late 16th century through the marriage of Thomas Gwillim to Barbara Powell. Colonel Thomas Gwillim, the sixth in line, who had married his cousin Elizabeth Spinckes at Whitchurch in 1750, fought with General Wolfe at the battle of Quebec in 1759. He died in Germany in February 1762 not knowing his wife was carrying a daughter after 12 years of childless marriage.

Elizabeth was therefore born in September 1762 at Aldwinkle in Northamptonshire, as her widowed mother returned to her mother’s home, where she died shortly after giving birth.

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Accommodation Wye Valley

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Jono and Victoria Smith-Milne would like to welcome you to the Old Court Hotel in Symonds Yat West, Herefordshire which they bought in 2006 after they fell in love with the hotel and the picturesque Wye Valley. You can be sure of a welcoming visit and comfortable accommodation as Jono and Victoria have between them over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry.

Built around 1570, the Old Court Hotel has a rich history with previous owners including Thomas Gwillim who was ADC to General Wolfe at the battle of Quebec and John Graves Simcoe who was the first Governor General of Upper Canada and founder of the City of Toronto.

The Old Court Hotel retains the feel of an authentic and inviting Old English Inn, full of 16th Century character. The hotel has two well stocked bars, a beautiful Tudor Dining Room restaurant, a large function room for weddings and special celebrations, a cosy lounge, an all weather conservatory which leads on to a large patio area and beautifully kept gardens. Our hotel accommodation features many period rooms including three with Four Poster beds.

Hotel Rooms – Accommodation in Wye Valley Monmouthshire with The Old Court

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The Old Court is the perfect getaway in a beautiful location, situated in The Wye Vey Monmouthshire. Take a look at our rooms.

Standard Double Room – £90.00

Double Rooms Wye Valley

Our standard rooms are all standard double size with en-suite facilities. All have Flat screen TV and high speed broadband access (free of charge)…

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Feature Double Room – £95.00

Our Feature rooms are located in the Old House and many have character feature, all have standard size double beds and en-suite facilities…

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Twin Room – £105.00

We have two twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Both have Flat screen TV and high speed broadband access (free of charge)…

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Four Poster Room – £105.00

Four Poster Rooms Wye Valley

We have three Traditional Four Poster Bedrooms. They are larger in size with en-suite faculities. All have Flat screen TV and high speed broadband access…

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Four Poster Suites – £155.00

Four Poster Suites Wye Valley

These are in a 15th Century Barn Annexe, about twenty metres from the main hotel. They are quiet and tranquil and have their own private garden area…

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SPECIAL OFFERS AT THE OLD COURT HOTEL

Special Offers Wye Valley

We’d like to reward you for visiting the Old Court Hotel website with a fantastic offer on our accommodation here in the beautiful Wye Valley.

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Monmouth Hotel – The Old Court

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Jono and Victoria Smith-Milne would like to welcome you to the Old Court Hotel in Symonds Yat West, Herefordshire which they bought in 2006 after they fell in love with the hotel and the picturesque Wye Valley. You can be sure of a welcoming visit and comfortable accommodation as Jono and Victoria have between them over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry.

The Old Court Hotel retains the feel of an authentic and inviting Old English Inn, full of 16th Century character. The hotel has two well stocked bars, a beautiful Tudor Dining Room restaurant, a large function room for weddings and special celebrations, a cosy lounge, an all weather conservatory which leads on to a large patio area and beautifully kept gardens. Our hotel accommodation features many period rooms including three with Four Poster beds.

As well bed & breakfast we also offer self-catering accommodation in our holiday apartments and 3 bedroom holiday cottage. The Old Court Hotel sits within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a short walk of the hotel is the majestic River Wye, which meanders through Symonds Yat and the magnificent Wye Gorge, providing some of the best views in Herefordshire.

Accommodation in The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Take a break and stay at The Old Court. We have a selection of rooms to choose from, with standard rooms to choose from, starting at just £90 per night. Please note that our standard rooms are small. They are best used as a base to explore the area. If you plan to spend alot of time in your bedroom, we recommend you book a larger room. These rooms are located above the function room.Our standard rooms are all standard double size with en-suite facilities.
All have Flat screen TV and high speed broadband access (free of charge),
Tea & Coffee Making facilites and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries.