Welcome to the Langstone Court website

Langstone Court is a private home which has belonged to the Jones family since 1794, when my great great great grandfather, Revd Thomas Jones, bought it from the Gwillym family, who settled here in the reign of Elizabeth I.   For more history, see here.

Described by Nikolaus Pevsner (The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Penguin Books 1963, p.238) as “The best house of its date and size in the county” and by Simon Jenkins (England's Thousand Best Houses, Allen Lane 2003, p.321) as a “place … in love with its landscape”, it is indeed a lovely house in a beautiful setting.  David Whitehead (A survey of Historic Parks & Gardens in Herefordshire, Hereford and Worcester Gardens Trust, 2001, page 240) notes Pevsner's comment and says he “should also have added that its setting is of a complementary quality, as precious as the house itself and more vulnerable”.   More detail about the architecture is given here.  For more information about the park and garden, please see here.

The house is open to the public 28 days a year and Langstone Court is affiliated to The Quiet Garden Movement (see Links).  Opening hours for house and garden (for Quiet Garden purposes) are given below.

The house and grounds are also available for special events to raise funds for charity or to promote the arts.  A record of past events can be seen here.  The London Bach Society www.bachlive.co.uk had its third recital here on 1 June. Details here.

The AmosTrust www.amostrust.org enjoyed a quiet day here on 12 October. Garth Hewitt thought a quiet day for activists was an oxymoron when he asked me at Greenbelt in 2018 but it worked well. Despite being later than originally planned, several people ventured out into the garden, which has things to offer whatever the time of year. For Greenbelt's programme this year please see www.greenbelt.org.uk.

Please get in touch if you have suggestions for events.  My contact details are here.

Revd Richard Jones

Opening hours

House: first 3 Tuesdays each month from May-September plus 4th Tuesdays in July-August, 2nd weekends in June & September, last weekend in July, 3rd weekend in August, May & August bank holidays, 1.00-5.00pm. Please also see Events page.

Garden (as a Quiet Garden): first Tuesday each month from April-September, 10.00am-6.00pm. See here for more information.

Admission to house and garden free, but donations invited for a local charity.
Charities supported in the last couple of years include Home-Start Herefordshire and Home-Start Monmouthshire.