Romantic luxury country hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds
Member since 2016
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, recently refurbished restaurants, relaxing lounges and sumptuous food provide all that is required for the perfect luxury getaway.
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Luxury Lazy Break
Just £132.50 per person for 1 to 7 nights
Stay in a Manor room and receive:
- Welcome tea or coffee with homemade biscuits on arrival
- Dinner for two each evening (£45 pp allowance)*
- Full breakfast for two daily (served in room if preferred without charge)
- Complimentary morning daily morning newspaper
- 1 pm lazy late check out
- BONUS - Stay 3 nights+ and receive a complimentary upgrade to the Atrium taster menu dining experience on one evening - subject to availability (usually a £100 upgrade)**
- *Guests can put the dining allowance towards the Atrium restaurant if preferred (subject to availability & opening times) **The Atrium restaurant is closed on Mon & Tues. Due to limited covers we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.
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- Renowned award-winning restaurants
- Set in the picturesque and private "Slaughters" villages.
- Near Bourton - on the Water
- Four RED star hotel
- Refurbished in 2019
- One of the finest luxury hotels in the Cotswolds
- Independently owned
- Extensive wine list
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 & Lounges 12pm - 2pm daily
In The Dining Room 12:30pm - 2pm Weekends only
The Dining Room
Times offered are very half an hour from 6.30pm to the last sitting at 9pm.
Dinner in the Atrium
6.45 pm or 7.45 pm Wednesday to Sunday
Set dining times for Tasting Menus, must be booked in advance:
12pm - 5pm Monday to Friday
3pm - 5pm Saturday and Sunday
The Dining Room - casual
Atrium - smart-casual which excludes casual jeans and T-Shirts
Plenty of on site parking
Children are welcome. Extra beds can be provided on request in select bedrooms for children aged 2-12 at a supplement of £50.00 per child per night. Cots can be provided at a supplement of £10.00 per night. Country, Manor and Rectory bedrooms cannot accommodate extra beds. Cots can be accommodated in all bedrooms. Maximum one child per room with the exception of Cotswold bedrooms which may accommodate up to two children.
They do not recommend extra beds for children over 12 years of age. Children are welcome in The Dining Room. Atrium welcomes young adults aged 16 and over.
The hotel's 8 acres (3+ hectares) of gardens, complement the kitchen with supplies of herbs and fruit from the walled garden. The gardens are highly praised by guests, many of whom stay in the Cotswolds to explore the nearby historic houses, towns and gardens that make the area such a delight. Upper Slaughter village is in prime Cotswolds country, halfway between the two best-known Cotswold villages, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the Wold.
There is no lift at this property.
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 very welcome in ground floor bedrooms with a daily supplement of £30 per dog. Some of these rooms have a door with access directly onto the grounds.
A dog blanket, dog bowls, Bob and Lush treats and waste bags are all provided for your four legged friend in the room on arrival
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