One of Hampshire’s oldest buildings now transformed into a luxurious B&B
Find a ready welcome into a family home that blends traditional grandeur with very modern comforts. Three guest bedrooms ooze period charm on a stately-home scale, beautifully developed into a luxury mansion very much of the current age.
The opportunity to stay in this historic property is not to be missed. At its heart is a medieval five-bay core dating back to 1333 that may have been a monastery. Since 1480 it has been owned by only four families, most recently by the Bullens, descendants of Anne Boleyn. Recent generations have included the noted artist Anne Bullen, many of whose paintings are still found in the house, and five-times Olympic event rider Michael Bullen, whose horses’ descendants still graze the 90-acre estate.
There’s a choice of three guest bedrooms at Borough Court. The Attic Suite is a haven of soaring curved beams that originally formed the hull of a large ship. The super king size bed is a French antique and fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets, the en-suite bath is freestanding and the wood panelling original. One floor down and the Chinese Room was historically the master bedroom, with high ceilings and a fireplace dating back to 1561. There is even an antique claw foot bath on a raised platform and two pedestal sinks within the room itself, giving some idea of the size of the room. Light floods in onto the Chinese toile wallpaper from a glorious bay window that overlooks the grounds.
Finally, The Twin Room, thanks to a lockable door with the Chinese Room, is ideal for families but still has its own en-suite wet room with shower and the twin beds can be made up as as a king size double. As a B&B we do not serve dinner or provide room service but are happy to offer suggestions for those wishing to have dinner in the local area. Should you wish to have somewhere peaceful to work, read a newspaper, help yourself to a nightcap, or simply relax, guests have access to our beautiful drawing room situated directly off the main hall.
Borough Court suggests
Borough Court has records going back to 1333. That’s nearly a century. Feel the history and see how such an ancient a property has been tastefully adapted to the highest standards of the present day.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Places of Historical Interest
Prices per room per night, based on two sharing including breakfast
Either of the Double Rooms - £130
Twin Room - £120
Firstly this is our home and not a hotel, which means hotel rules do not apply. We ask you to treat our home as you would expect any guest to treat yours. Please adhere to check in and out within the times specified under the ‘Book’ section on the website. If you are running late please do give us a call so we know when to expect you. After 10.30pm we are likely to be in bed and the house locked for the night as there is no 24hr access. If you are likely to be coming come back from dinner, a wedding, or a party in the evening please let us know beforehand and we can arrange to leave a key out for you.
Due to the fact Borough Court is an extremely old house we do not have disabled access to our bedrooms and there are staircases to negotiate!
Daily Mail 2018 - listed as one of the UK's top 10 B&Bs, Country Living 2018 - listed as one of the UK's top 10 B&Bs
Ed & Sophie Bullen
- Bio : Only four families have lived in this property since 1480 and the current owners, Ed and Sophie Bullen, are pleased to welcome guests to their stately but hospitable home. Breakfasts are served in the atmospheric Dining Room, a formal environment of family portraits and furniture glistening with the patina of age. The breakfasts are very much of the present day, and can be taken as a continental breakfast of freshly-baked bread, fruit, yoghurt, home made preserves and honey, or as a cooked breakfast. This is sensational, with sausages and bacon from home reared pigs, Borough Court’s own free range eggs and hand grown tomatoes.