Cowley Manor is a boutique, quintessentially English, country-house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds. It occupies 55 acres of wooded and meadow parkland, which includes several lakes (complete with swans), natural springs and Victorian cascades, a 13th century church and "exquisite" Grade II-listed gardens (Huffington Post). You may even spot a deer or two grazing in the grounds.
The hotel has garnered a plethora of praise from the national press for its modern interior and splendid gardens -- Lewis Carroll is said to have been inspired to write "Alice in Wonderland" while walking in the grounds. Cheltenham and Gloucester town centres are within a 22-minute drive through the rolling hills on the north-western edge of the Cotswolds.
The hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner using local, seasonal and sustainably sourced produce. It features wooden paneled walls, high ceilings and views out across the countryside. There's also a bar area with a colourful, funky design, a billiards room and a sitting room. The hotel is home to C-Side Spa, a 2015 Good Spa Guide 5-Bubble-award-winning spa with a gym, a sauna, a steam room, a stylish, green slate-lined 17-metre indoor pool and an elegant 15-metre outdoor pool with a bar. Both pools are heated year-round.
While Cowley Manor is a large, imposing building, the hotel only has 30 rooms -- 15 in the main building, and 15 in the stable block -- but all have generous-sized bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, a Blu-ray player, an iPod docking station and Nespresso machines, and include a large complimentary breakfast. The upgraded stable block rooms are larger, and some are split across different levels, and include cantilevered, private sitting rooms and large terraces with views over the lake.
From the Press:
"A contemporary-chic 19th-century manor house with a modern, fresh and distinctive feel" -- Conde Nast Traveller
"It's the attention to detail that makes Cowley Manor stand out... everything feels like it's been carefully and lovingly thought out" -- Huffington Post
"Chic, clever and well run... [with] friendly staff, good food and lovely surroundings" -- The Guardian
"The picturesque vistas and lush green that surround it are quintessentially English" -- Daily Mail
"An Italianate country house with contemporary-cool interior styling, Cowley Manor has dreamy and extensive grounds." -- The Daily Telegraph
Newspaper / magazines
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Video games on request
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
From Cheltenham, head south along the A435 -- after passing Coberly Church (on your right), take the second right turn, which is just past a bus stop on your right, and signposted Cowley. Next, take your first left -- this is a private-access road for Cowley Manor, and the entrance will be on your left.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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