Lords of the Manor

Romantic luxury country hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds

Member since 2016

1 to 14 night stays
From £73 pppn for a 14 night stay
to £105 pppn for a 1 night stay

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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, relaxing lounges and sumptuous food provide all that is required for the perfect luxury getaway.

  • Renowned award-winning restaurant
  • Set in the picturesque and private "Slaughters" villages.
  • Near Bourton - on the Water
  • Four RED star hotel
  • One of the finest luxury hotels in the Cotswolds

Information


Minor refurbishment taking place from 7th January until 19th February 2019 Date: 30 November 2018

The refurbishment will include the ground floor bars, restaurant, lounge and reception area. 

From 21st January until 4th February, the main bar and restaurant will be closed. The hotel will offer an alternative bar and restaurant and the menu will remain the same. Disruption to guests will be kept to a minimum. 

The Bar, Library and Games Room will be used when the Drawing Room is closed. The Garden Room is not normally used as a lounge but it will be when the Bar is closed later during the refurbishment.

The Hotel's restaurant is divided into three rooms: main dining room, conservatory and pantry. On busy nights all of these rooms will be in use, but while the main restaurant room is under renovation the dinner guests will be seated in the Conservatory.

The refurbishment does not affect the kitchen or any service areas and Chef will be cooking all of his usual menus.

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Exclusive Luxury Escape - Manor room

Stay in a Manor room and receive:

  • 3 course a la carte dinner for two on one evening (value £72.50 pp)*
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 1 pm complimentary late check out
  • exclusive offer only available through countryhotelbreaks.com
  • Guests arriving on a Sunday will also receive a glass of Champagne each 
  • *Please note that on a Saturday evening only the 7 course tasting menu is available in the restaurant if you choose to take your dining on that evening.  The Saturday supplement includes an upgrade to the tasting menu (worth £35 pp). 

1 night stay

Package Price: £104.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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2 night stay

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Stay in a Rectory room and receive:

  • 3 course a la carte dinner for two on one evening (value £72.50 pp)*
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 1 pm complimentary late check out
  • exclusive offer only available through countryhotelbreaks.com
  • Guests arriving on a Sunday will also receive a glass of Champagne each 
  • *Please note that on a Saturday evening only the 7 course tasting menu is available in the restaurant if you choose to take your dining on that evening.  The Saturday supplement includes an upgrade to the tasting menu (worth £35 pp). 

1 night stay

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Stay in a Cotswolds room and receive:

  • 3 course a la carte dinner for two on one evening (value £72.50 pp)*
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 1 pm complimentary late check out
  • exclusive offer only available through countryhotelbreaks.com
  • Guests arriving on a Sunday will also receive a glass of Champagne each 
  • *Please note that on a Saturday evening only the 7 course tasting menu is available in the restaurant if you choose to take your dining on that evening.  The Saturday supplement includes an upgrade to the tasting menu (worth £35 pp). 

1 night stay

Package Price: £139.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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2 night stay

Package Price: £248 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

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Package Price: £561.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £666 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £770.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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8 night stay

Package Price: £875 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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9 night stay

Package Price: £979.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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10 night stay

Package Price: £1,084 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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11 night stay

Package Price: £1,188.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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12 night stay

Package Price: £1,293 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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13 night stay

Package Price: £1,397.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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14 night stay

Package Price: £1,502 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Exclusive Luxury Escape - Lords room

Stay in a Lords room and receive:

  • 3 course a la carte dinner for two on one evening (value £72.50 pp)*
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 1 pm complimentary late check out
  • exclusive offer only available through countryhotelbreaks.com
  • Guests arriving on a Sunday will also receive a glass of Champagne each 
  • *Please note that on a Saturday evening only the 7 course tasting menu is available in the restaurant if you choose to take your dining on that evening.  The Saturday supplement includes an upgrade to the tasting menu (worth £35 pp). 

1 night stay

Package Price: £161 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

  • Friday & Saturday night premiums will apply

2 night stay

Package Price: £288 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

Package Price: £412.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £537 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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5 night stay

Package Price: £661.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £786 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £910.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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8 night stay

Package Price: £1,035 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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9 night stay

Package Price: £1,159.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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10 night stay

Package Price: £1,284 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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11 night stay

Package Price: £1,408.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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12 night stay

Package Price: £1,533 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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13 night stay

Package Price: £1,657.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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14 night stay

Package Price: £1,782 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Facilities at Lords of the Manor

Recently Good Hotel Guide 'Country House Hotel of the Year', Lords of the Manor is one of the most acclaimed hotels in the Cotswolds. The setting is Upper Slaughter, a beautiful village near popular Cotswold towns such as Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The hotel has 8 acres of lawns and gardens and, one of the finest restaurants in Gloucestershire.  The dining room is listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 UK Restaurants Guide.

Arriving at this honey-coloured stone former rectory is like stepping into a very good friend's house. According to the season, log fires crackle or French windows are thrown open to the summer air.

Many visitors find it hard to leave the hotel's home comforts, but can relax in the knowledge that when they do explore, the 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.

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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
  • 2 AA Rosette Dining

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. When sharing an adult room the charge is £50 per night, bed and breakfast and cots are £10.   Maximum 1 child per room.

Dogs Policy

Dogs are very welcome in ground floor bedrooms with a daily supplement of £30.00. These rooms have a door with access directly onto the grounds.

A dog blanket, cushion, dog bowls, dog treats and bottled water are all provided for your four legged friends in the room on their arrival.

 

 

The grounds

With 8 acres and a choice between afternoon tea on the lawn, croquet or exploring the walled garden at the back of the hotel we do find that many guests are happy just to relax or to explore the village. Upper Slaughter is a charming place with its Church and ford.

We are proud to say that we have no Spa or Fitness Centre – we find just being here has much the same effect. For the truly keen, we keep some wellies by the door and suggest the gentle walk into neighbouring Lower Slaughter, surely one of the most scenic short walks in Britain.

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

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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 our tranquil inner courtyard.

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Manor room, Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Manor room

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.

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Rectory room, Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Rectory room

Lords room

Choose from the largest bedrooms in the house with the best views, a suite with separate sitting room (and a sofa bed if needed – ideal for families), or a junior suite with sitting room.

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Lords room, Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Lords room

Restaurant

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

Without sourcing local for local's sake, our Head Chef 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.

Looking out over a private walled garden, the Lords' dining room is everything that a restaurant in the Cotswolds should be. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the bar or drawing room, then surrender yourself to our expert team of waiting staff, including the talented sommelier. Jeremie Guirard is guardian to some 1000 wine bins, carefully stored in the Lords' 17th century cellars – do pop down for a look if you're staying with us. Dinner is a beautifully paced piece of theatre, with various tasting menus available. 

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

Afternoon Tea is a delight at Lords of the Manor – served on tiered trays with scones, finger sandwiches and cakes and a particularly fine selection of teas.


Opening Times

Breakfast:

8am - 10am daily

 

Lunch:

In the Bar 12pm - 2pm daily

In the Restaurant 12:30pm - 1:30pm Weekends only

 

Dinner:

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

Arrive in the bar for canapes at 6.45pm, 7.15pm, 7.45pm 8.15pm or 8.45pm – in all these cases sit down would be expected approximately 30 minutes after arrival at the bar.

 

 

Afternoon Tea:

12pm - 5pm Monday to Friday

3pm - 5pm Saturday and Sunday


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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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Martin A, Hertfordshire, stayed: November 2018

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RR, Hampshire, stayed: November 2018

We much enjoyed our stay and were made very welcome by the staff. The location was excellent and the village peaceful but of course we were out of season! That said we were disappointed at the tasting menu which was nothing special and not value for money. The 'a la carte' menu we had on the first night was superb so it is a pity the tasting menu did not match.

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CD, Warwickshire, stayed: October 2018

This was a treat to ourselves for no particular reason. As we are getting on in years we wanted to be pampered and looked after for a short spell. Our expectations were answered in full. Just one minor thing. Our bathroom was reached by a short staircase the handrail of which gave out a bit too soon.

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Great food experience

DB, Tyne and Wear, stayed: October 2018

The food was the stand out feature of our stay. Room was okay. Bathroom good. The double bed was rather short, a problem for someone tall. The bedroom carpet needed replacing. If driving some care is required on the access roads which are narrow.

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Anon, stayed: September 2018

A wonderful hotel where service was excellent. My only grumble is the fact that when we returned after a day out the room had not been serviced, this was 4.00 PM. I feel all rooms should be serviced by lunch time. They need to employ more staff.

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JB, Gloucestershire, stayed: September 2018

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Small luxury hotel and restaurant

David, West Midlands, stayed: September 2018

Lords of the Manor is undoubtedly a small luxury hotel with a top class restaurant. Located in Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds countryside, it is unashamedly expensive but for that it is a 5 star country hotel with a world class restaurant. The current chef is Charles Smith, whom I am informed, is a recognised chef from New York and gourmet connoisseurs will travel globally just to eat here. It also has an equally expensive wine cellar.

The house itself is an old rectory where Milton stayed and wrote Paradise Lost. It has its own grounds with a lake filled by the river Eye that flows through the village. For us, it will always have to be a special occasion visit as the cost is too prohibitive to be a casual one. It appears to be popular with American and Japanese tourists.

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BK, Norfolk, stayed: August 2018

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