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The Summer House

Listed under Unusual Places to Stay in Hereford, United Kingdom.

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The Summer House is an odd thing - an Elizabethan Banqueting Tower. It looks like a cross between a tower and a folly: a tower with a shorter, more rotund building attached to it, and a white roof like an umbrella, and would originally have been one of a pair, circa 1595. The point of a Banqueting Tower was to get away from the main house to savour the panoramic views as you savour the rich foods and drinks of a banquet. Refitted to sleep two, there's living space over three narrow floors and a roof terrace on the flat roof of the squatter building. The four poster bed and generous fire place suggests cosiness and honeymooner type behaviours.

A little tricky to get to that only makes The Summer House more private, and the views more open.

More about The Summer House on the Vivat Trust Website.

Written by  Jemima Jones.

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