Manor House Hotel

Castle Combe, SN14 7HR, England

Secluded in a 23-acre park on the edge of the village, this partly 14th-century manor house has guest rooms—some in mews cottages—that brim with antique character. Outside, the house is a baronial swirl of solid chimney stacks, carvings, and columns. Inside, a stone frieze depicts characters from Shakespeare's Falstaff plays, to commemorate the fact that Sir John Fastolf, thought to be the model for the character, was lord of this manor. The landscaped setting is soothing, with green vistas on every side and a river running through the grounds, though the village is steps away. The golf course is excellent and the superb Bybrook restaurant serves imaginative fixed-price meals (seven courses £74, three courses £62), while the more affordable Clubhouse has a traditional British menu.

PROS

  • romantic getaway
  • rich historical setting
  • good golf course

CONS

  • some rooms outside of main house
  • not for those who dislike sound of constant running water
  • very manicured flower beds

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Pet Friendly
Sophisticated
Countryside
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01249-782206

HOTEL DETAILS

48 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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