‘The jewel in the crown of Herefordshire homes’…Country Living
Hellens Manor, one of the oldest historic houses in England, remains a lived in, and much loved family home, a living monument to much of England’s history.
The house contains a wealth of period furnishings, fabrics, paintings and decorations from nine centuries which include heirlooms of Ann Boleyn, Mary Tudor, Philip II of Spain and Charles I.
Whether your interest lies in ancient brick and mortar, historical paintings, fabrics, woodwork, the chivalry and mayhem of mediaeval, Tudor and Jacobean England or the experience of England’s Civil War, Hellens has something for everyone.
Hellens’ gardens respect and enhance the architectural integrity of the house and the natural beauty of the surrounding Herefordshire countryside. They incorporate an octagonal dovecot, yew labyrinth, kitchen garden, orchards, lawns, pear tree lined drive, ponds and fountain, wildflower meadow alongside magnificent views of the Malvern Hills. The 18th century cider mill offers further insights to life and work on the manor.
The annual events programme includes HellensMusic festival, 18-22 May. Providing first class performances by leading musicians it has been hailed as the Glyndebourne of Chamber music.
The newly renovated Georgian Stables offer a peaceful setting for creative residential experiences and retreats. Hellens’ wonderful Garden Festival, 11-12 June features: a range of speakers, , demonstrations, over 80 exhibitors, children’s activities, tantalising drinks, delicious food, live music and opportunities to buy wonderful plants, all set against the stunning backdrop of Hellens Manor.
Open for guided tours from Easter Sunday until the first weekend in October: Wednesday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday afternoons at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Group tours for 20 or more can be booked for Thursdays with refreshments. Hot lunches available on request.