Romantic luxury country hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds
Lords of the Manor is simply one of the finest hotels in the Cotswolds. Situated in the pretty village of Upper Slaughter, the hotel is an ideal central base to explore the surrounding villages. You'd be forgiven however if you don't set foot outside the grounds, as the attractive gardens, relaxing lounges and sumptuous food provide all that is required for the perfect luxury getaway.
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Midweek Luxury Break
From £103.80 pppn for a 5 night stay, to £142.50 pppn for a 1 night stay
Stay in a Manor room and receive:
- 5 course tasting menu on one evening in the award winning restaurant. Set dining times apply.
- Complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
- Full English breakfast daily
- Complimentary 1 pm late check out
- For stays of 2+ nights receive 2 tickets to either Sudeley Castle or Batsford Arboretum per stay (please check local opening times)
- For stays of 3 nights+ receive one afternoon tea for two
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- Renowned award-winning restaurant
- Set in the picturesque and private "Slaughters" villages.
- Near Bourton - on the Water
- Four RED star hotel
- One of the finest luxury hotels in the Cotswolds
How to find Lords of the Manor
Lords of the Manor
Good to know
Hotel check-in time:
Hotel check-out time:
8am - 10am daily
In the Bar 12pm - 2pm daily
In the Restaurant 12:30pm - 1:30pm Weekends only
Set dining times for Tasting Menus, must be booked in advance:
Arrive in the bar for canapes at 6.45pm, 7.15pm, 7.45pm 8.15pm or 8.45pm – in all these cases sit down would be expected approximately 30 minutes after arrival at the bar.
12pm - 5pm Monday to Friday
3pm - 5pm Saturday and Sunday
Plenty of on site parking
Children are welcome. When sharing an adult room the charge is £50 per night, bed and breakfast and cots are £10. Maximum 1 child per room.
With 8 acres and a choice between afternoon tea on the lawn, croquet or exploring the walled garden at the back of the hotel we do find that many guests are happy just to relax or to explore the village. Upper Slaughter is a charming place with its Church and ford.
We are proud to say that we have no Spa or Fitness Centre – we find just being here has much the same effect. For the truly keen, we keep some wellies by the door and suggest the gentle walk into neighbouring Lower Slaughter, surely one of the most scenic short walks in Britain.
History of the hotel
Lords of the Manor dates back to around 1649. It was originally a much smaller house which has been added to and altered over the years. The Slaughter family (originally Sclostre meaning "a slough or muddy place"), purchased the Manor from Henry VIII. It was later occupied by Ferdinando Tracy Travell, whose portrait hangs on the first floor landing, and a coat-of-arms is incorporated into the decoration of the Drawing Room fireplace.
In 1808, the house passed to his nephew, the Reverend Francis Edward Witts. The Witts family were the first Rectors, and then Lords of Upper Slaughter. When the Reverend E. F. Witts died, he was succeeded by his son, the Reverend Canon Francis Edward Broome Witts. “Broome" is a minor corruption of “broom", the plant (Latin "planta genista") which gave its name to the Plantagenet Kings of England. They wore a sprig of broom in their helmets in battle and its association with the Witts and Upper Slaughter is commemorated in the family crest over the porch by the sprig of broom in the eagle's beak.
In 1913, F.E. Broome Witts was succeeded by his son, Major Edward Francis Broome Witts D.S.O., who served in the First World War. Throughout the Second World War, the property was occupied by the Army. During this time, the front porch was damaged by an army vehicle, evidence of which can still be seen.
In 1972, the Manor was converted into a hotel, by Major General Witts' son, Francis Witts, who still lives in Upper Slaughter. Privately managed by Francis Witts and his cousins until 1985, the hotel was then sold to James Gulliver and the Gulliver family then sold the hotel in February 1997.
The Lords of the Manor remains a privately owned hotel and has been a "second home" to the Munir family since 1997. They have continued to invest substantially in the House and Gardens during this time, restoring it to the beautiful condition you find it in today.
Dogs are accepted in ground floor bedrooms with a daily supplement of £30.00
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