Manor House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18
This wonderfully restored Georgian country house offers the perfect retreat either for a quiet, luxurious weekend, or bring the house to life with festivities and party celebrations. Step through the classic entrance doors to Ewelme Manor and discover this beautiful Georgian home.
Designed by Anthony Keck in 1760 and once a 'Coming of Age' present to the late William Purnell, Ewelme Manor is the architect's earliest identifiable Gloucestershire country house, also closely associated with Highgrove, Berkeley Castle and Rodborough Manor to name just a few.
The perfect house for entertaining in style, with a superbly equipped kitchen, the Aga, with companion, warming the heart of the home, numerous impressive reception rooms, all with magnificent period open fireplaces, and a recently added outdoor pool complex with cinema room, provides a more contemporary 'spa like' feel and an additional entertaining area.
Start your day by taking morning tea under the verandah by the fountain. Enjoy a long, leisurely lunch with family and friends under the pergola on the south facing patio, overlooking the pool. Sip a cocktail before dinner in the study infront of the open fire and then dine with style in the 17th century dining room. Alternatively, you could just cosy up on a feather sofa in the 'snug' with the flickering flames of the woodburner, or settle down infront of a movie in the cinema room - the choice is yours to make.
Take the time to unwind in one of the marble-clad bathrooms in an elegant roll top bath before retiring to your choice of spacious bedrooms, sumptuously furnished. The perfect end to the perfect day!
Ewelme Manor even offers a 'feature bedroom' that your children will love!
With a huge variety of local attractions and sporting activities and entertainment, it makes Ewelme Manor the ideal choice for adult and family celebrations alike, steeped in English History and classic Cotswold charm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston Super Mare|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 28 km, Nearest railway: Kemble/Stroud/Bristol|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 17|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The rooms eminate a classic georgian style with high ceilings, sash windows and many period features. The spacious south facing bedrooms all have ceiling to floor sash windows and thick, luxurious curtains and either Superking or kingsize beds. WIth regards to sleeping arrangements, we can offer some flexibility and there are three ground floor bedrooms if required. Beds can be altered to singles in some rooms so please contact us to discuss your requirements. Additional beds can also be added to the larger bedrooms. We are happy to advise and arrange a choice of In-house catering and spa treatments or for any specific requests please do ask and we will always do our utmost to assist. A full In House brochure will be supplied with the booking giving information of all the surrounding areas and attractions and recommended places to go to help you make the most out of your stay.
|Further details outdoors|
The house sits in an elevated position in 8 acres of secluded gardens and paddocks, made up of several lawned areas bordered with flowerbeds. The garden stretches to the east along the line of the entrance drive where the sheep graze in the paddocks overlooking Uley Valley. The River Ewelme runs as a boundary line through the woodland that stretches along the bottom of the garden. The house overlooks a spring fed fountain with water from the stream that runs through the centre of the garden and forms small ponds in various places. Walking around the grounds is like walking around an aboretum. The main focal point being a magnificent Copper Beech thought to be over 250 years old cornering a lowered patio, with steps leading down to an avenue of yews, a specimen acer and an additional avenue of grand lime trees. A large magnolia shelters the stream on the lower lawn. It is a garden worth exploring at any time of year.
Deposit payable on booking - 40%
Balance due 8 weeks before arrival
Damage deposit required 1 week prior to booking date
Please refer to detailed Terms and Conditions at time of booking
Please note that there is a minimum stay of 3 nights over New Year
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds, also known as 'The Heart of England', are the hills and valleys that make up the two famous counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, drifting into the boundaries of some of the neighbouring counties. Literally translated as "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides",The Cotswolds is an area characterised by attractive small towns and villages built of the underlying, famous golden coloured Cotswold stone. In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous as it still remains today, and some of this money was invested into the building of churches so the area has a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". Designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rolling hills and hidden valleys hide picturesque villages, period Rectory's and Stately Homes nestled amongst, without a doubt, some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Home to the Royals and with the famous cities of Bath, Cheltenham and Bristol on the doorstep, the area offers something for everybody - outdoor pursuits, scenic walks, city thrills or extreme sports. From the serenity of walking the Cotswold Way to a day out at Cheltenham Gold Cup, you won't be disappointed!
The house is situated in an elevated position with far reaching views across the Uley Valley, in a conservation area and a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The famous 'Cotswold Way' walk is directly outside the gates and if you prefer walking, a gentle stroll into the local town takes less than 8 minutes with all your local amenities at hand . There are a huge amount of local activities available to suit a wide variety of interests from relaxing to the more extreme sports, and many historical places of interest if you're looking for culture. From 'Highgrove' to 'Cheese Rolling', you'll find plenty to entertain.
* Easy access to Bristol/Bath/Cheltenham - all within 40 minutes
* Walking/hiking - situated on the 'Cotswold Way', direct access to many famous walks in outstanding countryside
* Golf 5 minutes by car
* Riding - recommended local riding stables for beginners to advanced to enjoy the breathtaking scenery
* Westonbirt Arboretum - extensive programmes of concerts and woodland walks
* Polo at Beaufort and Cirencester - home fields to 'the Royals'
* Ballet, Opera, International performances at the Bristol Hippodrome, Bath and Cheltenham
* Theatres, Music Festivals, Literacy Festivals
* Horse Racing at Cheltenham and Bath
* 3 day eventing at Badminton and Gatcombe Park (Home to Princess Ann) (both 10 minutes by car)
* Local houses of interest and National Trust properties including, Highgrove (by pre-booking), Berkeley Castle and Butterfly Farm, Chavenage, Dyrrham Park, Woodchester Mansion, Newark Park etc all within 15 minutes
* Cotswold Water Park - water sports and fishing
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Local award winning pub 'The Old Spot' within walking distance of the house and many more local country pubs at hand
* Trains - Kemble (1hr 15 mins) Also Stroud and Bristol offer direct fast track to London. Collection can be arranged.
* Local airports - Bristol/Cardiff/Birmingham