An 18th Century Grade II listed Cotswold stone farmhouse, set in 30 acres adjoining the Badminton estate.


Bridges Court, the home of Lady Melville, is an 18th century Grade II listed Cotswold stone farmhouse set in 30 acres of its own land, with horses, adjoining the Badminton estate, yet with all the amenities of Luckington village. 

The house is beautifully furnished with antiques and the comfortable bedrooms are newly refurbished and attractively decorated, with ensuite bathrooms. Bridges Court has 5 rooms, a double ensuite, double with private bathroom and a twin ensuite.  Single occupancy is offered, please use the code SINGLE to view available rooms.

Bridges court is ideally situated for Tetbury which is under 15 minutes drive and even closer to Westonbirt Arboretum and the Beaufort Polo Club. Also within easy reach are Bath, Lacock, Cirencester, Gatcombe, Castle Combe, Cheltenham, Chippenham, Slimbridge Wildfowl Centre and the Cotswold Water Park.


History to the present day

The house, which is owned by Viscountess Melville, was once owned by Sir Stewart Menzies, the former head of MI6, and the person on whom Ian Fleming's "M" of James Bond fame was based. While at Bridges Court, his next door neighbour in 1936 was purported to be a German agent, Baron Robert Treeck, who had leased Luckington Manor.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served between 7.00am and 9.30am, included in the price of your stay is a full English or Continental breakfast, which in the summer months can be served in the walled garden. There is a pub in the village that serves excellent food and a local shop. Please advise which breakfast you would like as pastries are pre ordered in advance.

Grounds and gardens

Guests at Bridges Court can enjoy the walled garden and croquet lawn, there is also an outdoor swimming pool which can be used during the summer months.

Other facilities

Immerse yourself in an intensive English as a Foreign Language and Cultural Course at Bridges Court. Courses are tailored to individual requirements and tuition can be on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. All levels can be catered for from beginners to advanced. The courses allow the students to immerse themselves fully in the language and culture, while staying at an English country home steeped in history. Alongside traditional teaching classes, cultural visits to places of interest in the surrounding area give an opportunity for students to explore some of the treasures England has to offer. Cotswold English Courses are unique in offering individuals an experience of English life intertwined with language development. Lady Melville is also fluent in Spanish.


No disabled access

18th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Children welcome


Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Tennis court

Swimming pool


Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers

Central heating

Open log fire

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Bridges Court B&B, Luckington - Reviews


Based on 3 reviews
Service 4.3
Rooms 3.7
Food 4.7
Value 4.0
Overall Experience 4.3

Excellent welcome, pleasant room, lovely breakfast - what more can one ask?
Mr Geoffrey D

Arrival Info

Address: The Street, Luckington, Whiltshire, WiltshireSN14 6NT, United Kingdom

Check In: 4.30pm - 7.00pm  Check Out: 11.00am alternative check in times may be available by prior arrangement.

Directions: From the south exit the M25 at junction 14 signposted The West, Reading and Slough. Leave the M4 at junction 18, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit on to the A46, signposted Stroud. At traffic signals turn right onto the B4040 signposted Malmesbury, after 3 miles bear left (Malmesbury, Sherston), at the T junction turn right take next left signposted B4040 Malmesbury and Sherston, Bridges Court is approximately 1 mile down the road.