This weekend we visited the Cotswolds with an overnight stay at Lords of the Manor Hotel in the pretty village of Upper Slaughter. A typically stunning Cotswold village, with honey coloured houses with roses around the front door, even a ford in the village. I could imagine a film being set there, it is so picturesque.
Pulling up to the manor house, our car crunching on the gravel driveway, I thought, this is real English countryside. Imagine what the Americans must think. All very Downton Abbey.
We arrived on Summer Solstice, with a beautiful sunny evening ahead of us. Checked into our family room (should I say apartment as it was huge!) – the room taking over one half of the attic. A large double bedroom with en suite bathroom. A lounge area, where the hotel put two camp beds for the boys.
We had dinner in the hotel restaurant. Three course meal, which fully catered for our vegetarian youngest. He totally surprised us with his quite abstract tastes, and devoured his potato & truffle hash cake.
After dinner we wandered the grounds. As it was still daylight right up until 10pm. Such a pretty walled garden, with herb garden in the centre, and lawned areas and potager. I loved getting lost in the flowers, whilst the boys ran around playing hide and seek. Below the large lawn at the front of the house there is a stream and small waterfall. Such a gorgeous place to have a wedding.
The following morning we woke to a gloriously sunny day, and had breakfast in the restaurant once again. A full spread of pastries, cereals, fruit and of course cooked eggs how you want it. After breakfast we enjoyed coffee in the garden terrace before checking out.
We had a lovely stay at Lords of the Manor, albeit short lived. I’d recommend staying there if you want to explore the pretty nearby villages of Stow in the Wold & Bourton on the Water.
Lords of the Manor
Cheltenham GL54 2JD
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