Sit under the Hornbeam on the lawn and enjoy the view of the beach on Caldy 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 both its beauty and fabulous perfumes.
Visit our newly planted orchards. We have thirty three varieties of apples and also grow pears, plums, cherries, quinces and crab apples. Our raspberries, blueberries, black currants, strwberries and gooseberries, when in season, will make your breakfasts memorable. As well as our home grown tomatoes from the two Green Houses
Our future plans are to develop a wild flower meadow 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, which in former times, attracted pilgrims for their healing properties and latterly have prompted a revival of well dressing.
If you like peace and tranquility and a luxury bed and breakfast which thinks it is a hotel and a feeling of being home from home, we feel St lawrence is just for you.
St Lawrence House was re-named in dedication to Gumfreston Church whoes
patroin is Saint Lawrence.