Hotel Review: The Manor House, Wiltshire, UK

The Manor House in Wiltshire is one of the UK’s finest nation house inns. Set in a 365-section of land home in the Cotswolds, flanking England’s prettiest town, and with its own globally prestigious fairway, it makes for an uncommon end of the week away.

The most seasoned parts of The Manor House date from the fourteenth century, and there was a Norman palace on the site before that. It was at one time possessed by Sir John Falstaff, who Shakespeare deified in Henry IV. The house and gardens have delicately developed after some time to consolidate present day solaces, yet they’ve lost none of their loftiness and appeal.

Who For?

The Manor House doesn’t accompany exercise centers, swimming pools, and room stewards: it’s for individuals who acknowledge legacy, great taste, and fine sustenance, all conveyed with demonstrable skill and energy. On the off chance that you’ve at any point envisioned what it’d resemble to be a visitor at a nation home, or to experience a Downton Abbey-esque dream, this is your opportunity to attempt it.


The lion’s share of rooms and suites at The Manor House are in the great old building, however in the event that you need some security you can likewise ask for a cabin on the bequest. Each room is separately and delicately composed to benefit as much as possible from the building’s unique engineering highlights: stone dividers, open chimneys, timber shafts, and band windows with enchanting seats by the window all put in an appearance.

On top of this notable canvas you’ll discover striking flashes of shading and proclamation furniture pieces, for example, move top or twin showers, and four publication beds. The drapes are substantial, the cloths fresh, and the cover is thick underneath your toes. Current necessities, for example, the Nespresso espresso machine and level screen TV are situated to be open yet inconspicuous. What’s more, when morning comes and you toss open the drapes, you’re watching straight out onto The Manor House’s remarkable grounds.


The Manor House Golf Club is viewed as one of the finest courses in England. There are 18 holes, in addition to clubhouse offices, and you can meander there through the inn’s greenhouses. In the lodging grounds you’ll discover the croquet grass and mammoth chess set, and there’s likewise the opportunity to go fly angling. The Italian Gardens are a fascination in their own privilege.

Sustenance and Drink

Official Chef Rob Potter heads up the kitchen in The Manor House’s Michelin-featured The Bybrook eatery. The divine tasting menu is new, occasional, and the dishes look like masterpieces. We had wanted to have only a solitary glass of wine with supper, yet escaped by the excitement of the sommelier, whose learning and expertise in matching wines is second to none. The wines he picked for us were unforeseen yet drawn out the subtlest flavors in the nourishment: it was a significant instruction.

On the off chance that you touch base at the lodging mid evening (or are simply flying by), you’ll need to stop for evening tea in one of the lovely parlors. Come evening time, the bar is very much loaded, particularly with gins. The Manor House likewise has its own one of a kind twelfth century bar, The Castle Inn, which is toward the finish of the drive — sufficiently close that you can even now lurch back in the event that you’ve had one an excessive number of pints.

What’s Nearby?

The town of Castle Combe is routinely appraised as the prettiest town in England, and with its interesting stone bungalows, waterway, and bar, it’s anything but difficult to perceive any reason why. It’s a prominent film area: parts of War Horse were recorded here, and in addition scenes in Downtown Abbey.

CJP Cotswold Tours organizes private guided visits around Castle Combe and other Cotswold towns, which is a super approach to see the most photogenic spots, find out about the history, and stop at notable bars while another person drives.

In Castle Combe you’ll additionally discover the Castle Combe Circuit, an expert race track where you can watch both autos and motorbikes. At the point when the masters aren’t utilizing the track it’s open for open track days and driver encounters, so you can get in the driver’s seat of a Lotus or rally auto.

Room Rates

Rooms at The Manor House begin from £215, including breakfast. Bundles with supper are likewise accessible.

Incentive for Money

Nowadays it’s anything but difficult to drop £200 or more on an inn room and get an exceptionally unremarkable affair. The Manor House truly gives inns double the value a keep running for their cash: we believe it’s outstandingly great esteem.


The Manor House is in the town of Castle Combe, five miles northwest of Chippenham in Wiltshire. In the event that you are touching base via auto at that point it’s effectively available from the M4, else you can take a taxi from Chippenham prepare station.