Family and friends revisited

Manor on the Hill is 35 acres of English grace and charm, croquet on the lawn and a G and T on the terrace. It’s Brideshead Revisited made real. Architects might point out the 18th-century chamfered quoins and tooled architraves. You’ll just want to hit the games room, walk the woodlands and revisit your family. Overlooking the racecourse and located just off The Cotswold Way, Manor on the Hill is the perfect base for exploring the cotswolds.

Decadent, dreamy and delicious

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.

There are 50” Sky Plus Smart TVs for family films, and an iPod dock for singalongs. If singing’s your thing, you’ll find the piano in the games room alongside the board games and pool. Outside, there’s croquet on the lawns and a climbing frame on request.

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.

Gardens and grounds

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.

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Living spaces

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.

Cooking and dining

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.

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Bedrooms

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.

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Children Welcome

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.

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What people say

What people say

"This house was perfect for our family holiday, the house had everything we needed. Close enough to Cheltenham so we had lots to do, and also great for visiting the rest of the Cotswolds" - Peter

Animal attractions and Baroque beauty

Meet the goats and pigs at the Cotswold Farm Park, or lions and zebras at the Wildlife Park. Enjoy messy fun at Paint it Yourself Pottery Co, or water-ski at Lakeside. Grown-ups can go racing at Cheltenham, unwind in the Lygon Spa, climb to Broadway Tower or enjoy the Baroque beauty of Blenheim Palace.

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