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, relaxing lounges and sumptuous food provide all that is required for the perfect luxury getaway.
Minor refurbishment taking place from 7th January until 19th February 2019 Date: 30 November 2018
The refurbishment will include the ground floor bars, restaurant, lounge and reception area.
From 21st January until 4th February, the main bar and restaurant will be closed. The hotel will offer an alternative bar and restaurant and the menu will remain the same. Disruption to guests will be kept to a minimum.
The Bar, Library and Games Room will be used when the Drawing Room is closed. The Garden Room is not normally used as a lounge but it will be when the Bar is closed later during the refurbishment.
The Hotel's restaurant is divided into three rooms: main dining room, conservatory and pantry. On busy nights all of these rooms will be in use, but while the main restaurant room is under renovation the dinner guests will be seated in the Conservatory.
The refurbishment does not affect the kitchen or any service areas and Chef will be cooking all of his usual menus.
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Exclusive Luxury Escape - Rectory room
- just £119.50 per person for a 14 night stay
Stay in a Rectory room and receive:
- 3 course a la carte dinner for two on one evening (value £72.50 pp)*
- Full English breakfast daily
- 1 pm complimentary late check out
- exclusive offer only available through offpeakluxury.com
- Guests arriving on a Sunday will also receive a glass of Champagne each
- *Please note that on a Saturday evening only the 7 course tasting menu is available in the restaurant if you choose to take your dining on that evening. The Saturday supplement includes an upgrade to the tasting menu (worth £35 pp).
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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 under 12 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.
There are no rooms at the hotel that can sleep children over the age of 12 due to space and extra beds only being suitable for children.
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.
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 £30.00. These rooms have a door with access directly onto the grounds.
A dog blanket, cushion, dog bowls, dog treats and bottled water are all provided for your four legged friends in the room on their arrival.
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