About Penrhos Court

The perfect place to relax, unwind and reconnect

Countryside getaway

Penrhos Court is a group of grade 2* listed buildings dating back to the 13th century, with 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th-century additions, as well as later alterations and restorations. Over the years, these walls have seen some fascinating history take place. Notably, in 1975, Queen spent three weeks here to rehearse the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody for their fourth studio album, A Night At The Opera. Later that decade, in 1977, Monty Python star and writer Terry Jones set up a microbrewery in our former cattle byre, kickstarting the British microbrewing revolution. Mike Oldfield, famed for Tubular Bells, would also frequently be found sitting by the large inglenook fireplace playing his guitar for ‘payment’ in red wine! All of this, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Herefordshire countryside, is what makes Penrhos so unique.

Family Run

We – Mark Bentham and Laura Lane – bought Penrhos Court in 2016 and have lived onsite with our son (and two dogs) since, overseeing the renovation of our holiday cottages. We have a passion for beautiful interiors and are proud to have transformed the buildings in the long barn into luxurious, cosy and accessible holiday homes while preserving their history.

Sleep, Dine, Relax

Our cottages here at Penrhos Court are tranquil, cosy and full of charm. Decorated in muted tones to pay homage to the natural landscape, we provide a luxurious setting for you to escape to. Dine at our award-winning onsite restaurant and experience true relaxation in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside.


We have invested in an environmentally friendly ground source heating system which came 2nd in the National Heat Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards. We think this system works by wizardry and magic or maybe it involves extracting tepid water from a natural water source 350ft down which is then warmed by a heat pump & used to heat the entire building’s water and smart rads.