Abbots Court Rural Escape welcomed VIP guests to its launch event on Wednesday 24th January and is now ready to welcome guests in search of the ultimate idyllic escape.
Run by Dorset couple, Jez and Niki Barfoot, owners of the award-winning The Tickled Pig restaurant in Wimborne www.thetickledpig.co.uk, Abbots Court Rural Escape farmhouse has undergone a complete transformation since May 2017 and the results are stunning.
Jez and Niki Barfoot guided VIPs around the beautiful interiors and surroundings of Abbots Court during the evening, enticing them with a taste of the exceptional food and drink the venue has to offer with canapes and champagne. Furnished to a very high standard, Abbots Court is a beautiful Victorian house which now offers luxury accommodation with dining and delightful grounds suitable for midweek escapes, weekend retreats, intimate weddings, shoots, cooking workshops, foraging, and corporate and private events. Food is prepared from a brand new professional kitchen built within the courtyard outbuildings.
Jez Barfoot, a MasterChef finalist said of his new venture: “We started the refurbishments back in May 2017 and the results have exceeded our expectations. We’ve waited a long time to find the right place and it’s very exciting to be able to invite people in and let them experience all that Abbots Court has to offer.”
“Guests will be able to enjoy food picked fresh from the garden as our chefs prepare meals using locally sourced, seasonal food. They can wander freely though the grounds enjoying the peace and quiet as well as relaxing with the home comforts of luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a Victorian house.”
At the heart of this project is a unique walled kitchen garden with its newly-built living wall, which Jez created by hand using wood cleared from the site. The walled garden will be planted up with luscious heritage heirloom variety salads and a rich variety of fruit and veg.
Niki Barfoot said of the interiors: “The interior design has been carefully created under the sponsorship and guidance of Farrow and Ball whose beautifully hand printed wallpapers and paints adorn the walls. We selected colours and wallpapers that work in harmony with the natural surroundings of the house taking their influence from the beautiful Dorset countryside.”
Abbots Court is located between Dorchester and Bournemouth, just east of Winterborne Kingston. Accommodation comprises seven en-suite bedrooms, luxury bed and breakfast with dining for guests, glamping ( bell tents and shepherds huts on their way ), an original walled kitchen garden and livestock, all within five acres of picturesque grounds.
For more information visit www.abbots-court.co.uk or call Abbots Court on 01929 448638.