Lords of the Manor
“Guests are reluctant to leave this Cotswold country house” - AA Inspector
UPPER SLAUGHTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
This wonderfully welcoming 17th-century manor house hotel sits in eight acres of gardens and parkland surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside. A relaxed atmosphere, underpinned by professional and attentive service is the hallmark here, and guests are often reluctant to leave. The hotel has elegant public rooms that overlook the immaculate lawns, and the restaurant is the venue for consistently impressive cuisine. Bedrooms have much character and charm, combined with the extra touches expected of a hotel of this stature.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 26
- Family rooms: 4
- Bedrooms Ground: 9
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Private fishing
- Croquet Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 40
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Single room, minimum price: £155
- Double room, minimum price: £155
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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