Country House Venues, a two-generation family run business, bought Broadfield in August 2017 from the owners of the surrounding farm. Previously known as Broadfield Court, the venue’s gardens and grounds have been used for many years to host weddings and events, but it was purchased with the vision of sympathetically renovating the house so that others could enjoy its history and beauty. Renovation is now complete and the property is now available for weddings, house hire, events and more.
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 are restoring 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 Broadfield, 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.
Taxis: Taxis are available from both stations listed above, or we are happy to arrange taxis for guests coming to Broadfield. Taxi numbers are provided at the property and pre-booking is advised.