Wrapped in 35 acres of prime English lawn and woodland, Manor on the Hill is all English grace and charm. Striped lawns, gravel drives and an imposing frontage stare out across the Cotswold escarpment. It’s a delightful slice of Georgian England, replete with chamfered quoins and tooled architraves.
But that’s the technical detail. This is the playground for family fun. Sleeping 12 in six luxuriously appointed bedrooms, Manor on the Hill is decadent, dreamy and delicious. Inside, you’ll dine beneath the chandelier in front of original panelled walls. A butler? Yes, we can arrange that.
Get all Brideshead Revisited wandering the 15 acres of woodland, eating out on the terrace beneath the big Cotswold skies, taking in the view over the valley, Cheltenham Racecourse, and the heights of Cleeve Hill. Wander The Cotswold Way, steal a snifter in The Craven Arms, sleep deeply, then do it all again tomorrow.
Forget the steady drone of traffic and the endless howl of city sirens. Listen to the breeze through the boughs. Wander the 15 acres of woodlands before supper. Prowl the lawns with a G and T. Take in the view across the escarpment towards Cleeve Hill.
Play croquet on the lawn. Get the kids on the climbing frame. Cook on the coal barbecue and eat beneath big skies around the terrace table and chairs. Breathe the clean air, admire the planting, enjoy the company.
Welcome to the land of gracious living. These are the kind of well-upholstered spaces in which butlers once served Earl Grey on gleaming silver salvers. Ornate fireplaces come stuffed with logs and original cornicing, ceiling roses, tooled architraves and moulded sills. This is a house with manners.
Get together in the sociable spaces with family and friends beneath chandeliers and beams, above hardwood flooring and enveloped in upholstery. Dock your smartphone or bag the Bluetooth for sounds, tap into the Smart TVs for films and football, get the logs burning and the flames flickering.
For the musical, there’s a piano in the games room. It’s accompanied by board games and a pool table. With the wall TV, this is the place to catch the match with a shot or two from the home bar in the corner. Get together, drift apart. There’s space here to do your own thing or do the group thing.
The kitchen’s of the rustic country variety, yet the traditional works well with the modern. Spotlights in the ceiling sit next to hanging copper pans and flagstone floors. Cook on the four-oven electric Aga with electric companion and microwave and eat around the chunky kitchen table. Load the dishwashers when you’re done.
For meals that befit the venue, head to the dining table, seating 12 in sumptuous comfort around the chandelier, the coving, the original architraves and the wooden panelling. Butter the bread, pass the wine and make a meal of your time together. Al-fresco fans can head out to the terrace and fire up the coal barbecue.
If you’d rather be wined and dined than be the winer and diner, we can set you up with chefs who’ll take care of everything from the pre-dinner drinks to the dishwasher. Or head to The Craven Arms for great walks, food and beer.
Then there’s the Royal Oak in Prestbury, a quaint gastropub with real ales, new British cooking, real fires and a beer garden. For fine dining, head into Cheltenham to Lumiere, Prithvi, or The Ivy. Or enjoy quality local dishes at the Halfway House, the White Spoon or the House in the Tree.
Relax amid sumptuous comfort in six bedrooms designed to deliver you to dreamland in no time at all. Enjoy the traditional beauty of beams and woodburners all wrapped up with modern comforts.
Bedroom one is a monster kingsize en-suite with shower and bath, while bedroom two is another king with en-suite shower. Bedroom three offers a kingsize bed and en-suite bath, while bedrooms four, a king, shares a bathroom with bedroom five and six, doubles.
With toys, books and and 35 acres of grounds, there’s plenty to keep the children occupied.
Older children can spend their time outdoors, with a climbing frame, footballs and a croquet set to enjoy. If you can coax them indoors, there’s a pool table and board games, or they can settle down in front of the TV.
For the little ones, theres a cot and high chair available too!
With so many days out to enjoy from animal spotting at Cotswold Farm Park, to the adventure playground at Sudeley Castle, children will love Manor on the Hill just as much as the adults.