The Gatehouse is Grade 1 listed. It was built by Richard Cressett in 1580 and is regarded one of the finest Elizabethan gatehouses in the country. It is often compared to the Tower at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent in which Vita Sackville-West created her library and wrote her books.
Prince Rupert of the Rhine, nephew of Charles I and commander of the royalist troops in the Civil War, reportedly hid and slept in the top floor bedroom to escape Parliamentary troops.
A set of painted linen tapestries in The Gatehouse by Adam Dant, known as ‘The Four Seasons of Prince Rupert’, celebrate his life as a soldier, naval commander, print-maker and scientist, as well as his visit to the hall in the Civil War.
The sitting room has a working Tudor fire-place below a beautiful ornamental plasterwork over-mantel. The ceiling also has fine original 16th century ornate plasterwork. Freeview TV and DVD player. The property has WiFi. Guests also have access to the historic gardens.
It's a fantastic and unique place to host a meeting or workshop and is conveniently located for access to the M5, M6, M54 and M40 motorways.
We are located one hour west of Birmingham, 40 minutes from the Airport and 35 minutes from Wolverhampton.
The nearest station is fifteen miles away with frequent inter-city trains from London, Manchester and Glasgow, and services to Wales and the West Country.