St Lawrence Country Guesthouse

The Grounds

Sit under the Hornbeam on the lawn and enjoy the view of the beach on Caldey Island.

There are nineteen acres of pasture, woodland and garden that offer the peace and relaxation that many guests seek.  The grounds around the house have many seated areas to relax and enjoy the lovely views over the Ritec Valley to the sea and Caldey Island.  Being south facing we catch the sun all day long.

Our Old English rose garden, filled with award-winning David Austin Roses, will revitalise your senses with its beauty and fabulous perfumes.

Visit our newly planted orchards.  We have thirty-three varieties of apple and also grow pears, plums, cherries, quince and crab apples.  Our raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, strawberries and gooseberries, when in season, will make your breakfasts memorable … not to mention our home-grown tomatoes from the two greenhouses

We aim to encourage the wild flowers and natural flora and fauna to attract pollinating insects and birds and to help our ailing bee population.  The grounds are ideal for dedicated bird watchers. We counted 36 species during two weeks in January 2013!

Feel free to walk, sit and explore our grounds including the ancient Gumfreston Church which nestles within our woodland.  The new part of the church is 12th Century , however, the western porch and surrounds indicate early Christian/Celtic remains.  Three wells lie in the church yard, two of them chalybeate, known for their healing properties and which in former times attracted pilgrims.  Latterly they have prompted a revival of well dressing.

If you like peace and tranquility, want a luxury bed and breakfast which thinks it is a hotel, and dream of the feeling of being home from home, St lawrence ijust the place for you.

St Lawrence House was re-named in dedication to Gumfreston Church whose patron is Saint Lawrence.