The area offers a wealth of picturesque villages to explore, replete with tea rooms, many renowned restaurants and of course exceptional architecture, from Norman churches dating from the 11th and 12th centuries to manor houses and cottages built in the warm, soft limestone that characterises the area. There are exceptional walking possibilities, most famed of which is the Cotswold Way, at just over 100 miles in length from the market town of Chipping Campden in the north to the heritage city of Bath in the south. It can be taken in bite sized chunks and is interspersed with some renowned English pubs!
This Manor House, rich in history, with mentions as far back as the Doomsday Book, is a medieval timepiece, that has been updated compassionately, retaining its host of medieval features – exposed beams, arched, leaded windows, secret staircases and authentic, original Tudor timbered doors, set in 14 acres of landscape and formal gardens, combining topiary, roses, wild flowers, lavender and water features … Despite is ancestry the house is equipped for modern guests with plasma TVs, a DVD library and excellent kitchen facilities. The house is centrally heated, and also has several open fires/wood burning stoves for your comfort throughout the year.
Manor House Accommodation
The house comes fully supplied with bed linen and towels, toiletries and logs for the fires. Continental breakfast and daily maid service are included in the rental and is presented every morning.
•Kitchen: Narrow, but fully functional with extra large oven and hob, small kitchen table, practical granite surfaces and slate & tile combination flooring.
•Dining Room: Dining area adjacent to the kitchen sits 10 around a dark wood dining table with elegant carved chairs.
•Dining Room Two: Atmospheric room with medieval flags adorning the oak beamed elegant, arched ceiling. The dining tables seats 16-20, and doubles up as a full-sized snooker table, creating a stunning games room. The Dining Room enjoys views over the gardens.
•Living Rooms: There are three areas with their own distinctive features and characteristics:
•Snug: Cosy TV room.
•Main Drawing Room: Grand room with a large open fireplace and walls adorned with elegant paintings and a French chandelier, comfortable sofas and wooden floors.
•2nd Living Room: Smaller, but very cosy with wood-burning stove, inglenook fireplace and elegant beamed ceiling. Leads up to the first floor via a “hidden staircase”, dating back to the original parts of the building.
•Bedrooms: Sleep up to 10 with three double bedrooms all with bathrooms, plus two bedrooms in the attic space. All have top quality fittings, beautiful soft towels and bathrobes. There is a hidden staircase from the 1st floor that extends down into the ground floor sitting room. This was discovered when the house was renovated and dates back to Tudor times.
•Master bedroom: - stylish and warm, King-size bed (which cannot be split into twins). En-suite bathroom with bathtub, no shower
•Four Poster Bedroom: - with open fireplace, lovely views over the estate and large en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. (NB: the bed cannot be split into two twins). Pretty chaise longue.
•Double bedroom: Bed is a standard double (cannot be split into two twins). Small en-suite shower room. There is an extra bathroom on this floor just outside this room (no shower)
•Both bedrooms are under the wooden beams in the attic. NB: Although characterful the wooden beams create a height restriction.
•King-sized bedroom: Bathroom with bath (no shower )
•Twin room: Twin beds, shares bathroom with King-sized bed room
Outside: The gardens are split into two areas. Immediately behind the house is an elegant lawn with a seating area and barbecue, overlooking a small lake, offering beautiful views. Adjacent to the house are formal ornate water gardens combining topiary with roses, wild flowers and lavender. There is also a full-sized Astroturf tennis court for guests use.