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 Michael Obray. 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
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- Independent.co.uk: 10 Best British Country House Hotels
- Conde Nast Traveler: Ten Castle Hotels Fit for Lords and Ladies
Winter Stay and Dine Special Offer
Lords of the Manor is the perfect escape this season. Relax in the luxury of the lounges in front of roaring open fires and wine and dine with the finest food and drink to experience a truly decadent stay. Snuggle up in the warmth of the Manor and leave the wintry chill outside! For those wishing to venture out, slip on a pair of the hotel’s wellington boots and enjoy a walk in the surrounding countryside or visit nearby popular Cotswold towns and attractions such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway and Blenheim Palace. This break includes luxury overnight accommodation, a £30 per person allowance against the à la carte menu in The Dining Room, a glass of Prosecco before dinner, Full English breakfast and a complimentary late check out at 12 noon. All from just £220 per room per night*. *Rate is based on two guests sharing a Country Double room. Upgraded rooms are available for a supplement. This offer is subject to availability Sunday to Fridays until the end of March 2020. A supplement of £50.00 per room applies on Fridays. 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.