Set amid an expansive estate, this historic manor house offers a quintessential English stay in the heart of the Cotswolds. Its intimate size ensures a strong focus on service, enabling guests to feel that they are in a home away from home.
The Slaughters Manor House
Originally built as a private home in 1658, this elaborate country manor remained in the same family for 350 years. Today, it retains its period character in the vaulted ceilings, ornate coving and large sash windows but the lavish decor is chic and contemporary in style.
The hotel has just 19 large and luxurious rooms, unique in style and character, many with their own fireplaces and some including a private outdoor hot tub.
On the ground floor is a stylish billiards room with leather Chesterfield armchairs and a bar and restaurant with plush, contemporary furnishings and large French doors that flood the room with light. Guests can enjoy fine modern British dining, or sample a delightful afternoon tea in the lounge.
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Rooms are located in either the manor house itself or the external buildings in the garden. Each room is unique in style and decor but all are chic and stylish in an indulgent, country-house manner. Many include original features such as fireplaces and four poster beds as well as offering all modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod dock and flat screen TV. Rooms also feature individual touches such as a hip flask of sloe gin and homemade cookies. Bathrooms are large and offer roll top baths while garden suites also include hot tubs in their private garden area.
The manor is set in landscaped gardens with a 15th-century dovecote, a tennis court and a croquet lawn. It is located in the beautiful village of Lower Slaughter where the gentle River Eye runs between honey-toned cottages. There is a charming country pub opposite, and a tea room and shop that serve local products. Bustling Bourton-on-the-Water is just one and a half miles away and can be accessed by foot or taxi.
Food and drink
The hotel has one main restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Afternoon tea can be taken in the lounge or the charming garden overlooking the croquet lawn. Menus feature exquisite modern British dishes inspired by locally- sourced and foraged produce wherever possible. The Sipsmith Bar offers a full range of alcoholic drinks but specializes in gin and serves 42 different options, including many that are locally distilled.
We love this small and intimate manor house, set in one of the prettiest of the Cotswold villages, for its personal service and fine dining.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Ideally located near an idyllic Cotswold village, The Fish Hotel offers excellent value for money and its relaxed ambience and range of in-house activities makes it a fantastic option for visitors looking for a unique stay in the region.
This characterful hotel with modern, contemporary decor has a great central location in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold as well as wonderful local character and a convivial atmosphere.
The Slaughters Country Inn is a charming property with over 500 years of history. Rooms are simple but elegant and the rustic, characterful bar area offers a casual place to relax with locals in one of the most scenic locations in the Cotswolds.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore the undulating hills, exquisite medieval villages and rich history of the northern Cotswolds on this private, full-day tour. With the help of a local expert, discover the region's timeless charm and handsome architecture before you finish up in a quintessential village pub.
Explore the stunning Cotswolds and improve your photographic skills on a full-day, private tour of the region. You'll be led to some of the most scenic locations by a professional photographer who will help you get impressive shots of the region.