Lords of the Manor

Romantic luxury country hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds

Member since 2016


Just £147.50 per person £295 per room

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Lords of the Manor is simply one of the finest hotels in the Cotswolds. Situated in the pretty village of Upper Slaughter, the hotel is an ideal central base to explore the surrounding villages. You'd be forgiven however if you don't set foot outside the grounds, as the attractive gardens, recently refurbished restaurants, relaxing lounges and sumptuous food provide all that is required for the perfect luxury getaway.

  • Renowned award-winning restaurants
  • Set in the picturesque and private "Slaughters" villages.
  • Near Bourton - on the Water
  • Four RED star hotel
  • Refurbished in 2019
  • One of the finest luxury hotels in the Cotswolds
  • Independently owned
  • Extensive wine list

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Stay in a Manor room and receive:

  • Welcome tea or coffee with homemade biscuits on arrival
  • Dinner for two each evening (£45 pp allowance)*
  • Full breakfast for two daily (served in room if preferred without charge)
  • Complimentary morning daily morning newspaper
  • 1 pm lazy late check out
  • BONUS - Stay 3 nights+ and receive a complimentary upgrade to the Atrium taster menu dining experience on one evening - subject to availability (usually a £100 upgrade)**
  • *Guests can put the dining allowance towards the Atrium restaurant if preferred (subject to availability & opening times) **The Atrium restaurant is closed on Mon & Tues. Due to limited covers we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

1 night stay

Package Price: £147.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £295 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £295 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £590 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £442.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £885 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £590 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,180 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £737.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,475 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £910 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,820 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,102.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,205 per room

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Facilities at Lords of the Manor

Following the award of a Third AA Rosette and the completion of a beautifully stylish refurbishment of the lounge, bar and restaurants, they are proud to announce that guests will have a choice of dining styles at the 17th century Manor House hotel. 

The new Atrium at Lords of the Manor is an elegant, fine dining restaurant. Here Head Chef, Charles Smith, showcases his culinary skill and mastery of technique in an exquisite 8 course tasting menu. Expect absolute attention to detail and exciting, seasonal food.

They are also introducing The Dining Room. This is a beautiful restaurant for guests wishing great food from a choice menu but in a less formal dining environment.  

The 8 acres of gardens, Country House chic, accommodation and renowned wine list are on hand for the complete Cotswolds dining experience. 

Lords of the Manor
Lords of the Manor
  • 26 Bedrooms
  • Riding
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Plenty of on site parking

History of the hotel

Lords of the Manor dates back to around 1649. It was originally a much smaller house which has been added to and altered over the years. The Slaughter family (originally Sclostre meaning "a slough or muddy place"), purchased the Manor from Henry VIII. It was later occupied by Ferdinando Tracy Travell, whose portrait hangs on the first floor landing, and a coat-of-arms is incorporated into the decoration of the Drawing Room fireplace.

In 1808, the house passed to his nephew, the Reverend Francis Edward Witts. The Witts family were the first Rectors, and then Lords of Upper Slaughter. When the Reverend E. F. Witts died, he was succeeded by his son, the Reverend Canon Francis Edward Broome Witts. “Broome" is a minor corruption of “broom", the plant (Latin "planta genista") which gave its name to the Plantagenet Kings of England. They wore a sprig of broom in their helmets in battle and its association with the Witts and Upper Slaughter is commemorated in the family crest over the porch by the sprig of broom in the eagle's beak.

In 1913, F.E. Broome Witts was succeeded by his son, Major Edward Francis Broome Witts D.S.O., who served in the First World War. Throughout the Second World War, the property was occupied by the Army. During this time, the front porch was damaged by an army vehicle, evidence of which can still be seen.

In 1972, the Manor was converted into a hotel, by Major General Witts' son, Francis Witts, who still lives in Upper Slaughter. Privately managed by Francis Witts and his cousins until 1985, the hotel was then sold to James Gulliver and the Gulliver family then sold the hotel in February 1997.

The Lords of the Manor remains a privately owned hotel and has been a "second home" to the Munir family since 1997. They have continued to invest substantially in the House and Gardens during this time, restoring it to the beautiful condition you find it in today.

Child Policy

Children are welcome. Extra beds can be provided on request in select bedrooms for children aged 2-12 at a supplement of £50.00 per child per night. Cots can be provided at a supplement of £10.00 per night. Country, Manor and Rectory bedrooms cannot accommodate extra beds. Cots can be accommodated in all bedrooms. Maximum one child per room with the exception of Cotswold bedrooms which may accommodate up to two children.

They do not recommend extra beds for children over 12 years of age. Children are welcome in The Dining Room. Atrium welcomes young adults aged 16 and over.

Dogs Policy

Dogs are very welcome in ground floor bedrooms with a daily supplement of £30 per dog. Some of these rooms have a door with access directly onto the grounds.

A dog blanket, dog bowls, Bob and Lush treats and waste bags are all provided for your four legged friend in the room on arrival

The grounds

The hotel's 8 acres (3+ hectares) of gardens, complement the kitchen with supplies of herbs and fruit from the walled garden. The gardens are highly praised by guests, many of whom stay in the Cotswolds to explore the nearby historic houses, towns and gardens that make the area such a delight. Upper Slaughter village is in prime Cotswolds country, halfway between the two best-known Cotswold villages, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the Wold.

Other Information

There is no lift at this property.

The Rooms at Lords of the Manor

Country room

Small but perfectly formed, these ‘cosy' bedrooms have all the finishing touches you would expect and are perfect for a comfortable night's sleep. Country rooms all have double beds

Country room, Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Country room

Manor room

Beautifully finished and spacious, the Manor rooms are larger than the Country bedrooms. Situated in the converted barn and granary (but attached to the main house), these bedrooms have views of Upper Slaughter or the tranquil inner courtyard.

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Manor room, Lords of the Manor

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Rectory room

Located in the main house, "the old rectory", with wonderful garden views and traditional features reflecting the historic nature of the property. These spacious bedrooms are very popular.

Rectory room, Lords of the Manor

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Cotswold room

These spacious rooms have sitting areas either as open plan or with a separate lounge and include sofa beds making them perfect for families. The ground floor Cotswold room is dog friendly.

Cotswold room, Lords of the Manor

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Lords room

The largest bedrooms in the house offering the most magnificent views. Includes one room with a colonial four posted bed and another with bay windows.

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The Dining Room

The Dining Room offers an individually priced à la carte menu with a view of providing a simpler menu with a good selection of seasonally led dishes focusing on essential quality of these ingredients and the integrity of flavours.

Overall, this is a more casual eatery similar in concept to an upmarket brasserie.  Service will still be attentive but slightly more relaxed and less fussy. 

Lords of the Manor has one of the finest restaurants in Gloucestershire – indeed the Sunday Times include them in their review-based listing of the top 100 restaurants in Britain.

Without sourcing local for local's sake, the Head Chef Charles Smith benefits from some excellent local and regional producers, fixing this award-winning restaurant firmly in its Cotswolds territory. Local suppliers start with an excellent local cheesemaker, just down the lane.

If you have any dietary requirements, please inform us in advance so that the chef may cater for your needs. 


Opening Times

Breakfast:

8am - 10am daily

Lunch:

In the Bar & Lounges 12pm - 2pm daily

In The Dining Room 12:30pm - 2pm Weekends only

 

Dinner

The Dining Room

Times offered are very half an hour from 6.30pm to the last sitting at 9pm.

 

Dinner in the Atrium

6.45 pm or 7.45 pm Wednesday to Sunday

Set dining times for Tasting Menus, must be booked in advance:

 

Afternoon Tea:

12pm - 5pm Monday to Friday

3pm - 5pm Saturday and Sunday


Dress Code

The Dining Room - casual

Atrium - smart-casual which excludes casual jeans and T-Shirts


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Atrium

The new Atrium at Lords of the Manor is an elegant, fine dining restaurant, boasting 3 AA Rosettes.  Here Head Chef, Charles Smith, showcases his culinary skill and mastery of technique in an exquisite 8 course tasting menu. Expect absolute attention to detail and exciting, seasonal food.

Atrium seats a maximum of 14 guests.  This is where Charles will continue with his current style of fine dining in the form of his Signature Taster Menus.  This will allow him to gain total control over the consistency and creativity he aspires to in developing his style of cooking and pushing on ever forward. 

Atrium will be open 5 nights a week and Charles will be ever-present, delivering his menus in this restaurant all 5 nights a week.  Atrium at Lords of the Manor will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Service will be the epitome of charm, attention to detail and will anticipate guests needs.  It will not be starched or stuffy however, but the warmth and charm embraced by professionalism will shine through.  Charles will oversee Atrium and will be meeting with guests as part of their dining experience.  In Atrium it is all about creating a complete experience for guests.


Opening Times

Breakfast:

8am - 10am daily

Lunch:

In the Bar & Lounges 12pm - 2pm daily

In The Dining Room 12:30pm - 2pm Weekends only

 

Dinner

The Dining Room

Times offered are very half an hour from 6.30pm to the last sitting at 9pm.

 

Dinner in the Atrium

6.45 pm or 7.45 pm Wednesday to Sunday

Set dining times for Tasting Menus, must be booked in advance:

 

Afternoon Tea:

12pm - 5pm Monday to Friday

3pm - 5pm Saturday and Sunday


Dress Code

The Dining Room - casual

Atrium - smart-casual which excludes casual jeans and T-Shirts


The Atrium (open from the 10th April) restaurant, Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - The Atrium (open from the 10th April) restaurant

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Lords of the Manor Location

Map & Directions

Address

Upper Slaughter
Gloucestershire
GL54 2JD

Plenty of on site parking


How to get here

From M5

Leave the M5 at either junction 10 or 11 signposted for Cheltenham. Follow signs for the A40 to Oxford through Cheltenham until you reach the junction of the A40 and A429. On the junction for the A429 turn left in the direction of Stow-on-the-Wold. Continue down the road past the junction for the A436 on the left, and past the turn-off for Bourton-on-the-Water on the right. Take the turn-off signposted "The Slaughters" on the left hand side, just before you reach a petrol station. Continue through Lower Slaughter and follow signposts for Upper Slaughter over the river. At the next junction turn right. Turn right at the sign for the Lords of the Manor Hotel.

From M40

Leave the M40 at junction 8 on to the A40 signposted for Cheltenham. When you reach the roundabout at Burford, go right on to the A424, driving through Burford. This will take you to the A429. Turn left on to A429 and continue until you see a petrol station on the right. Take the turn on the right straight after this signposted "The Slaughters". Continue through Lower Slaughter and follow signposts for Upper Slaughter over the river. At the next junction turn right. Turn right at the sign for the Lords of the Manor Hotel.

Travelling from the East on the M4

Leave the M4 at junction 15. Take the A419 signposted Swindon, Cirencester, Oxford. Continue for around 14miles then take the exit onto the A417 signposted Cirencester, Stow, Burford. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit: A429, at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit:A429. At the traffic signals turn left onto the A429 signposted Stow on the Wold. After 10 miles you will reach a roundabout on the A40, take the 2nd exit continuing on the A429. After a further 6 miles having passed the junction for the A436 on the left, and the turn-off for Bourton-on-the-Water on the right, take the turn-off signposted "The Slaughters" on the left hand side, just before you reach a petrol station. Continue through Lower Slaughter and follow signposts for Upper Slaughter over the river. At the next junction turn right. Turn right at the sign for the Lords of the Manor Hotel.

Travelling from the West on the M4

Leave the M4 at junction 17 on to the A429. Drive through Cirencester and continue on towards Stow-On-The-Wold. At the traffic signals turn left onto the A429 signposted Stow on the Wold. After 10 miles you will reach a roundabout on the A40, take the 2nd exit continuing on the A429.  After a further 6 miles having passed the junction for the A436 on the left, and the turn-off for Bourton-on-the-Water on the right, take the turn-off signposted "The Slaughters" on the left hand side, just before you reach a petrol station. Continue through Lower Slaughter and follow signposts for Upper Slaughter over the river. At the next junction turn right. Turn right at the sign for the Lords of the Manor Hotel.


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Location & Local Attractions

Many visitors find it hard to leave our home comforts, but can relax in the knowledge that when they do explore, our location is perfect. Gentle walking (wellies are by the door) or a little light shopping in picture-perfect Cotswold villages are the order of the day – plus all of the events, National Trust gardens and historic houses that make the Cotswolds the joy that they are.

Days out in Gloucestershire are glorious. Studded on a backdrop of beautiful villages and gentle Cotswold slopes are a succession of beguiling Cotswold towns. This is no rural backwater however, the Cotswolds today offer a sophisticated mix of shopping, sightseeing, excellent pubs and places to stop off for lunch or afternoon tea.

Historic Houses, Gardens and Great Shops Nearby

In this ‘Explore' section we include some of the sightseeing secrets in our 'little black book'. Do ask at reception for advice and information on what's happening in the area during your stay.

Blenheim Palace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudeley Castle and the National Trust properties at Hidcote Manor and Snowshill are all nearby. BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is just over the hill – and it's a short walk or drive to Bourton-on-the-Water, perhaps the busiest village in the Cotswolds. Shopping ranges from Stow-on-the-Wold (antiques capital of the Cotswolds) to the remarkable Daylesford Farm Shop, a.k.a. 'Harrods on the Hill'.

The Cotswold calendar of events is sensational, from Cheltenham Gold Cup to Longborough Opera to Shin-Kicking at the Cotswold Olympics (which date back to 1612). These days the calendar of events stretches through the year.

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A lovely hotel in a beautiful setting.

Anon, stayed: July 2019

Had a wonderful two nights in this attractive hotel, set amongst lovely grounds and flower gardens. Enjoyed the local walks (to Lower Slaughter) and our visits to Batsford Arboretum and Charlecote Park.Friendly, interesting, staff were always attentive. Food was excellent, but the menu is rather limited if contemplating a longer stay, and the hotel would perhaps benefit from the addition of evening bar meals as an alternative.

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Fantastic stay

IR, Essex, stayed: July 2019

Superb hotel, beautiful location. Amazing food, especially at the Atrium. Staff and service excellent , will definitely be coming back !

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LS, Hampshire, stayed: June 2019

A very relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.

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Lovely stay

Laura, California, stayed: May 2019

We spent our first two nights in England here and couldn t be happier with our choice. The staff was friendly and helpful and the room was so comfortable. I would highly recommend these accommodations.

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Anon, stayed: May 2019

Everything was very good except the size of the bed in room Cheetham! Too small! Staff could not have been better - the tasting menu in the Conservatory was exceptional and beautifully served.
We would certainly like to visit again. The chef Charles Smith was delightful.

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Beautiful quiet hotel in amazing grounds

SS, Gloucestershire, stayed: April 2019

We loved staying in this beautiful hotel for our wedding anniversary. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and beautifully furnished, the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was a little tired and the toilet basin was cracked. The food in the restaurant was delicious, although the portions were small. Upper Slaughter is a beautiful village, we would definitely stay again.

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A very quiet and relaxing weekend

Keith, Leicestershire, stayed: March 2019

A slightly dated country house hotel. Food was excellent although they did try and restrict us to a 'deal' A La Carte menu and not the standard one. Wine and drinks are relatively expensive. Staff were very helpful and engaging.

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