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Cowley Manor

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Why We Love It

  • Quintessentially English country-house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Surrounded by Grade II-listed gardens, which the Huffington Post calls "exquisite"
  • Home to C-Side Spa, which has a gym, a sauna, a steam room, & heated indoor & outdoor pools
  • An intimate, luxurious feel, with only 30 rooms

Map & Directions

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.

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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



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-out time is 12pm

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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