For forty years, Nicholas and Karin Mander have managed the cluster of romantic Cotswold holiday cottages at Owlpen in the great tradition of English country house hospitality. Enjoy privacy and seclusion in private Cotswold valley. Owlpen offers nine self-catering holiday cottages including listed buildings and woodland rural retreats, from two to eight people.
All this in the setting of a picturesque Cotswold estate that is 'legendary' (Country Life). A place of "absolute peace and seclusion" (The Sunday Times) is encircled by a dramatic amphitheatre of steeply wooded hills. Miles of beech woods enclose a private valley that is yours to roam and rest in at your leisure.
Set against the backdrop of the famous 800-year-old Manor House, the timeless hamlet of Cotswold holiday cottages at Owlpen features nine dreamy hideaways. They include 'listed' historic buildings, each one of them offering something unique. Sleeping from 2 to 9, they range from snug medieval barns and byres to quite sizeable farmhouses.
Woodwells, dating to 1877, sleeps six in three bedrooms. On the edge of the extensive beech woods.
The Grist Mill is a watermill of 1728 with a cupola, lantern and weathervane; a landmark building which sleeps eight. Garden and millpond.
Marlings End, sleeping five, is an early Victorian cottage in its own garden. Set under a wooded hill.
The Court House is a gabled garden gazebo of 1620, sleeping up to five on three floors. Very narrow staircase! Tuscan column.
Manor Farm sleeps four (four-poster bed) and Over Court sleeps five. These cottages stand overlooking the Owlpen valley. They are adjoining and can be let together to provide comfortable family accommodation for up to nine.
Peter's Nest, Summerfield and Tithe Barn are romantic retreats for two.
At Owlpen, well-behaved dogs are always welcome. All our cottages are on a private estate away from the roads, so you can walk dogs directly from your doorstep. As it’s a private estate you don’t need to stick to footpaths and dogs can be let off leads in the fields. There is also a wonderful dog-friendly pub with open fire, hearty food local ales just ½ mile away in the village of Uley.