Cotswold Hideaway

The Cotswolds boasts many attractive Manor houses and this is one. Perched high above the valley the property has glorious uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside with nothing but fields, trees and the odd sheep in sight. Although seeming to be in the middle of nowhere the house is only a mile from a pretty village. Pheasants run beside the long drive and the setting is peaceful and serene.

The house is built in typical manor style in mellow Cotswold stone. Welcoming and relaxed it is a perfect property for a house party of friends and family. With a lovely terrace and outdoor pool it makes an ideal summer getaway whilst several open fires ensure a warm cosiness in winter.

The Manor has featured in a number of house and home magazines and is stylishly decorated in an elegant and attractive way with plenty of living space. The entrance hall doubles as a large dining area with stone floors, deer heads on the walls and a wood burning stove. A huge sitting room with bleached floor-boards and a stone fireplace provides a relaxing and more contemporary seating area with fabulous views down the valley. A grand piano gives an opportunity for some guest entertainment.

A typical country kitchen with island unit and Aga provides a further seating area with open fire, an additional dining table and access to the terrace.  The property is let on a self-catered basis but excellent catering is available, giving guests the freedom to do as much or as little as they choose.

Upstairs there are some spacious double bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Bathrooms are modern and range from spa baths to power showers.

One of the Manor’s best features is the large terrace with outdoor swimming pool. It is perfectly placed to take advantage of the stunning views and is complemented by a large table and chairs, sun loungers, hot tub and tennis court. The local countryside offers all sorts of activities from walking to shooting, hot air ballooning and wing walking. This really is a lovely property with all the right ingredients for a great house party.

We like:

  • the secluded setting and views
  • sunbathing by the pool
  • sitting by the open fire in winter