Manor House Hotel
In the area of south-central England affectionately known as "Poshtershire," visitors can stay in an elegant manor house hotel while exploring remnants of the Roman Empire, searching for antique furniture and books, marveling at quintessential English gardens or visiting buildings of interest that range from William Morris's Arts and Crafts home to the magnificent Blenheim Castle.
Lords of the Manor was built in the 1600s of the soft golden limestone of the area, known as Cotswold Stone. It now serves as a luxurious 28-room manor house hotel, widely known for its impeccable service, elegant accommodations and exquisite cuisine. It is situated on eight acres of graceful gardens and parklands, and provides easy access to the attractions of the Cotswolds. The hotel is situated just two miles from Route A429, which runs along the Fosse Way, a primary road built by the Romans. Lords is an easy 10-minute drive from Kingham train station, on the mainline from London's Paddington Station.
You might find it difficult to leave this manor house hotel, preferring to indulge in spa treatments, high tea or simply relaxing in the beauty of your surroundings. There are, however, abundant attractions and activities to lure you away from the hotel. For instance, you could visit:
- many stately manor houses and gardens listed on the National Trust
- one of the many horse trials and shows in the area
- the Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers Association exhibition
- the Gloucestershire Cricket Festival or
- the Longborough Festival Opera
If you want to tool around the countryside in style, you can book a package at Lords that includes a classic E-type Jaguar convertible. If you just want to tramp around the gardens and the rolling hills, the staff will bring you a pair of Wellies on a silver tray. What more could you want?