Good Hotel Guide Review
A golden stone Carolean manor-turned-rectory in an ‘idyllic setting’ is run as a ‘welcoming, comfortable and relaxing’ hotel, under highly experienced manager Dorian Charlton. Portraits of past rectors gaze down from walls. You can enjoy ‘a refreshing cup of tea by the fire’ with former incumbent Francis Edward Witts, or at least with his Diary of a Cotswold Parson (1837–42). Bedrooms in the barn and granary are country style, those in the main house more glamorous, with maybe a colonial four-poster. First-floor Witts is ‘large, with a splendid view’ over the gardens. Recent changes include the creation of a walled herb garden, while this year brings more dining options. In the new Atrium, Charles Smith’s ‘spectacularly lovely’ tasting menus continue to showcase Cotswold ingredients, Cornish fish, responsibly reared Lake District meat, seasonal game. For instance: fallow deer, hispi cabbage, young beetroots, violet mustard; olive oil-poached stone bass, heritage carrot, mussel and saffron cream. You can now eat less formally and for less from the restaurant’s à la carte menu. ‘A most magnificent place,’ say readers, who were ‘looked after beautifully’. (RM)
26. 16 in granary and stables, 1 on ground floor.
lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, library, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 8-acre grounds, some public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in lounge bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms, not restaurant (£30 a night).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £155–£510, D,B&B £280–£640. À la carte £45, tasting menu £95. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
Lords of the Manor
- 101 Holidays: 10 best hotels in the Cotswolds
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- Wedding Ideas Magazine: Top 10 Cotswolds Wedding Venues
- Welcome to the Cotswolds: A ‘Good Hotel Guide’ to some of the best hotels in the Cotswolds
- Independent.co.uk: 10 Best British Country House Hotels
- Conde Nast Traveler: Ten Castle Hotels Fit for Lords and Ladies
One Night Complimentary Special Offer
Special Offer – One Night Complimentary! When you stay at Lords of the Manor, you will surely not want to leave. There are rooms to suit couples, families, as well as dog friendly rooms for those that don’t want to leave their beloved pet behind. With two exquisite restaurants, local walks and 8 acres of gardens to explore… what are you waiting for? When staying for four or more consecutive nights on a bed and breakfast basis, one night is complimentary! T&C’s: This offer is subject to availability and is based on two guests sharing a room. Valid for stays until 31st March 2021. Excluded dates apply. Rates are based on our best available bed and breakfast rate. When booking a minimum of four or more consecutive nights the lowest rate night is complimentary. The discount applies only to the room rate, any other additional charges are excluded. Your reservation does not include an automatic dinner reservation. We hope you may join us to experience the truly exquisite cuisine by our Head Chef Charles Smith. Please contact us directly and we would be happy to assist you with a reservation in one of our two restaurants, Atrium or The Dining Room. Credit card details will be taken only to guarantee the reservation, no deposit is required. In the event of cancellation within 24 hours of arrival, 50% of the total rate will be charged by Lords of the Manor as a cancellation fee. Excluded dates: 28th-31st August, 13th & 14th November, 24th-31st December, 1st January, 12th-14th February and 15th-19th March. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.