About

Broadfield is a family business, run by John, Helen, Alex and Frances (with occasional help from the two smallest family members, Isaac and Grace).

After falling in love with Herefordshire, we bought Broadfield in August 2017, upped sticks and moved to the county to build both the business and our family’s future. After a year and a half of renovation, Broadfield opened in March 2019 as an exclusive use home from home for weddings, house stays, corporate hire and events.

We are all very hands on and absolutely love working with our guests to make their stay special, no matter what its purpose might be. If you’d like to find out more about Broadfield, please take a look around our website or feel free to contact us at any time.

 

Helen and John
Alex and Frances

The reason so many of our guests love Broadfield is our beautiful and extensive gardens and grounds, and this is the man behind them – Mark. Having been at Broadfield before we bought it, Mark knows the garden inside out and does an incredible job keeping it looking stunning season in, season out.

Broadfield's Story

Broadfield has a long and illustrious history in the county, having been mentioned in the Domesday book. At that time, it was likely just a large acreage of land, but by the fourteenth century it had become a house of importance, complete with its own private chapel.

By the Tudor period it had fallen into disrepair, but was given a new lease of life as a large farmhouse, incorporating the portion of the still beautiful fourteenth century building still standing. Fast forward to 1825, and once more the house needed some restoration, and was extended and converted into a Gothic mansion with gargoyles, coats of arms, finials and stucco.

Now, in the 21st century, we have restored Broadfield once more, keeping nearly 1,000 years of history going.

 

Travel to Broadfield

Road: Broadfield is on Bowley Lane, just off the A417. The A49 and A44 are major roads into the county and just five minutes from Broadfield. The M5 is around 40 minutes away and enjoys connections to the M6, M50 and other major routes. Broadfield is 1 hr 15 mins from Birmingham, 2 hr 30 mins from London and 2 hr 30 mins from Manchester.

Rail: The closest station to Broadfield is Leominster, just ten minutes drive away – the line from Leominster runs direct to Manchester and to Cardiff. Hereford station is 20 minutes drive and runs direct to Birmingham, which then connects to London.

Air: Gloucester airport is around 40 minutes drive, or Shobdon private airfield is closer at around 25 minutes. Birmingham airport is 1 hr 15 mins away, with Bristol and Cardiff airports around 1 hr 45 mins distance from Broadfield.