We hope this tour provides you with a better understanding for the kind of environment that we work hard for and to keep it looking its best so anyone can feel like our house is the Cotswold home you've always wanted. If you have any questions then please feel free to call us on 01993 831 888
The Old Prebendal House is a Grade II listed building of national, historical and architectural importance and exhibits several features indicating its mediaeval origins. The earliest known part of the present buildings are the two pilasters which formed part of the 12th/13th Century granary.
The estate as a whole was included in the Doomsday valuation for the Royal Manor of Scriptone in 1086. John Foxe, who it is believed wrote part of the Book of Martyrs while living in the house, was granted the prebend* of Shipton in the mid-16th Century. An early edition of this book passes with the ownership of the property.
prebend: a portion of the revenues of a cathedral or collegiate college given to a canon or member of the chapter as his stipend – hence the name Prebendal House
Reception rooms mirror the facilities of a country hotel and have been carefully planned to ensure that they may be enjoyed as an integral part of your home.
The 16th Century Tithe Barn is the mediaeval setting for The Old Prebendal House Dining Room and provides an ambiance in keeping with the historical surroundings.
The Old Prebendal House is proud of its ability to provide a wide variety of excellent cuisine to suit every palate. All meals are prepared in our modern kitchen by the Head Chef and his team of dedicated staff. Dietary requirements are always of high priority. Residents are able to choose from our daily varied Breakfast, Lunch and High Tea Menu.
The Courtyard Lounge is situated in the heart of the building and opens onto a delightful sheltered area in which to sit and relax in tranquil and peaceful surroundings. A computer is provided in the Courtyard Lounge for residents to keep abreast with both emails and the Internet.
The lounge has been designed to let in the maximum amount of light and is the centre of the purpose-built nursing wing which opens into a pleasant floral-filled courtyard. It has been decorated to ensure that neither practicality nor comfort has been compromised. It is a very popular meeting place with all residents.
The charming beamed drawing room with its central feature of an ancient stone fireplace evokes an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, providing a quiet and relaxing room in which to enjoy morning coffee, pre-lunch drinks or afternoon tea. A selection of daily and Sunday papers is provided.
An oak-panelled library houses a wide selection of literature and reference books to suit the eclectic taste. The Library is used for a wide range of activities to include: craft classes, crosswords, poetry reading etc.
Residents can enjoy a tranquil riverside walk which leads to the water gardens.
The old walled garden is edged by raised lavender-bordered walkways. Here residents may sit in sheltered alcoves or alternatively enjoy the delights of the sun terrace. An ancient wisteria provides the backdrop for this delightful area of the garden.
A small kitchen garden is situated in an old courtyard adjacent to the kitchen/dining room. This purpose-built garden was designed and built by two young members of staff. The ingenious raised beds and terracotta pots provide the chefs with a seasonal variety of vegetables, salads and herbs.