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Ewelme Manor - Magnificent Georgian Cotswold Manor with heated pool

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Dursley - Ewelme Manor

Charming Cotswold Manor 7+ Bedrooms, Private Outdoor Heated Pool, 7 Acre Gardens

This wonderfully restored Georgian country house offers the perfect retreat either for a quiet, luxurious weekend, or bring the house to life with festivities and party celebrations. Step through the classic entrance doors to Ewelme Manor and discover this beautiful Georgian home.

Designed by Anthony Keck in 1760 and once a 'Coming of Age' present to the late William Purnell, Ewelme Manor is the architect's earliest identifiable Gloucestershire country house, also closely associated with Highgrove, Berkeley Castle and Rodborough Manor to name just a few.

The perfect house for entertaining in style, with a superbly equipped kitchen, the Aga, with companion, warming the heart of the home, numerous impressive reception rooms, all with magnificent period open fireplaces, and a recently added outdoor pool complex with cinema room, provides a more contemporary 'spa like' feel and an additional entertaining area.

Start your day by taking morning tea under the verandah by the fountain. Enjoy a long, leisurely lunch with family and friends under the pergola on the south facing patio, overlooking the pool. Sip a cocktail before dinner in the study in front of the open fire and then dine with style in the 17th century dining room. Alternatively, you could just cosy up on a feather sofa in the 'snug' with the flickering flames of the wood burner, or settle down in front of a movie in the cinema room - the choice is yours to make.

Take the time to unwind in one of the marble-clad bathrooms in an elegant roll top bath before retiring to your choice of spacious bedrooms, sumptuously furnished. The perfect end to the perfect day!

Ewelme Manor even offers a 'feature bedroom' that your children will love!

With a huge variety of local attractions and sporting activities and entertainment, it makes Ewelme Manor the ideal choice for adult and family celebrations alike, steeped in English History and classic Cotswold charm.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Candida Price
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016

About Candida Price

Experienced Bristol property renovator and interior designer, grew up in Hampshire but moved to Bristol and then to settle in the Cotswolds.

Candida Price purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why Candida Price chose Stroud district

We chose the Manor because we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. It's made a beautiful family home in a fantastic location. A little quirky, certainly interesting, historical and with an abundance of Cotswold charm.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The views across the valley of the rambling Cotswold hills, the incredible gardens, with natural springs, the sound of running water and the centrepiece fountain. The house is welcoming and wonderful, full of light and love with original Georgian features and quirky curved hallways, magnificent large south facing rooms and a beautiful, contemporary kitchen with glass gable, overlooking the outdoor pool and gardens and 250 year old Copper Beech. Step out of our gates directly on the famous Cotswold Way where you can ramble to the nearest pub, enjoying the much loved Cotswold scenery along the way. All this and every local amenity you could need within 5 minutes of the Manor and activities and venues a stones throw away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The owners of this property were very helpful in accomodating our large family group which varied in age from 5 weeks to 90years!They made it very welcoming with lovely extras such as fresh flowers ,chocolates and champagne for the birthday duo, and freshly laundered bathrobes for all guests. The self contained unit by the pool was ideal for my aged parents - large walk in shower- all on one level -with lovely views- close enough to the kitchen(which is very well equipped) and main house and able to enjoy lovely entertaining area around the pool. The young children loved the large garden with trampoline and the pool. Dining Room is magnificent and seated 20 adults for celebratory dinner. The house has lots of character and is well situated for exploring places such as Tetbury Cirencester and National Trust properties. Sainsburys and other supermarkets are a 5 min drive or within walking distance and we used very good outside caterers for our main dinner.
Apr 2015
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Ewelme Manor - Magnificent Georgian Cotswold Manor with heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic location for a wonderful family weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely stunning with each room done beautifully. The wonderfully warm pool was a huge hit with the 9 children and, along with the expansive gardens/playhouse and trampoline, kept them happily entertained all weekend.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could want and the aga coped brilliantly with 21 of us in the house. The sun even put in a long enough appearance so that we could enjoy eating pool side.

I would particularly like to mention how brilliant Candida and Stephen were in helping answers my numerous questions, arranging various extra beds, allowing me to visit beforehand and sorting our food shop out in advance of our arrival. They could not have been more accommodating and their help was massively appreciated. Antonia and family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A magnificently stunning house. Unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

We really couldn’t quite believe how stunningly beautiful the house was when we arrived (a group of 18 girls) and were absolutely blown away by each room which was furnished so tastefully and oozed grandeur! All the finishing touches by Candida were so thoughtful - a rose on each bed with slippers and gown, champagne on ice on arrival, a balloon and decorations. The master bedroom in particular was something out of fairy-tale and its adjoining bathroom even better. The kitchen was also one of the best parts of the house being so spacious and having an Aga which, in March was a huge plus. Candida and Steven had already unpacked our rather large grocery shop including an obscene amount of bubbly which we were very glad to find had been thoughtfully put in the wine fridge!

We were extremely lucky to find an outstanding caterer 'The Little Pickle' who came to the house to cook and serve us an impressive 3 course meal in the large dining room.

Candida was so helpful from the start and sourced us a fantastic hot tub for the terrace.

We couldn't recommend this house more to any large party of friends and family, it caters for everyone and we are most certainly going to be coming back next summer so we can use that fabulous pool! Thank you both again for an unforgettable stay in glorious Gloucestershire.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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A 40th birthday celebration not to be forgotten...

  • 5 of 5

Ewelme Manor was a wonderful location to host a special celebration with friends. We were made to feel very welcome by Candida and Stephen, who also went out of their way to be so helpful during our planning in the weeks leading up to the weekend. The house and grounds have an amazing wow factor, and yet also feel very homely. I loved all the attention to detail that has gone into the beautiful interior design of the house, and the touches like the bathroom robes laid out in all the bedrooms. The catering team that Candida recommended were superb, and really added to the sense of occasion with a celebration meal. My guests ranged in age from 1 to 60, and all came away from the weekend having had a wonderful time! The kids enjoyed an outing to Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. A number of us really enjoyed walking from the back gate of the Manor onto the Cotswolds Way, with stunning views over the Severn, stopping for lunch at The Old Crown in Uley. And, of course, a stroll down to The Old Spot in Dursley was a must!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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A splendid location for New Years Eve!

  • 5 of 5

Ewelme Manor is a charming old mansion set in 7 acres of wonderful grounds. The house has been decorated with great care and character by someone who clearly has an eye for detail and colour. The bedrooms are just divine places to sprawl in utmost comfort and it is a real struggle to force oneself out of the palatial surroundings of the bathrooms and a long hot soak. We took 20 people to stay there and whilst the five boys were rather cramped in the poorhouse, 15 people would have ample room. There are big log fires, a modern kitchen with aga and lots of windows to let in the light, superb character dining room and a great sweeping staircase. Fantastic!

The nearby town of Dursley is rather less glamorous however so you might need to come prepared to drive to the likes of Tetbury for the quaint Cotswold town experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Unforgettable 40th birthday weekend !!!

  • 5 of 5

To say that the weekend was amazing is an understatement

The house is to die for ... a maze of siting rooms, bedrooms .... staircases and the grounds spectacular.

Candida was a delight to deal with answering all questions and help with local pubs etc was very helpful.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will not be forgotten.

Would highly recommend as the professionalism when dealing with Candida and Stephen made things easier to organise !

Looking forward to my 40th now as the husband will be hard pushed to come up with something better than this !!

Thanks again for everything :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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Incredible stay at Ewelme Manor!

  • 5 of 5

Ewelme manor is a beautiful home, a true pleasure to stay in. Candida has done an incredible job of making this large mansion very cosy and homely - with so much thoughtful attention to detail - we all wished our homes would look and feel like this!

A massive thank you to Candida and her family, for all the sweet touches like fresh flowers, champagne, the 'hen party balloon', robes and slippers with roses in, and the lovely card left for me and my fiance. We all felt you really went above and beyond what was expected, to make this a truly memorable weekend for us!

We are already planning to go back there in Summer so we can make use of the pool!

We would definitely recommend friends to book a stay here, whether you want to relax by the log fires, or enjoy long country walks - Ewelme manor is a beautiful sanctuary.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cotswold Edge
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Weston Super Mare
Car: recommended

The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region

The Cotswolds, also known as 'The Heart of England', are the hills and valleys that make up the two famous counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, drifting into the boundaries of some of the neighbouring counties. Literally translated as 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides',The Cotswolds is an area characterised by attractive small towns and villages built of the underlying, famous golden coloured Cotswold stone. In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous as it still remains today, and some of this money was invested into the building of churches so the area has a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. Designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rolling hills and hidden valleys hide picturesque villages, period Rectory's and Stately Homes nestled amongst, without a doubt, some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Home to the Royals and with the famous cities of Bath, Cheltenham and Bristol on the doorstep, the area offers something for everybody - outdoor pursuits, scenic walks, city thrills or extreme sports. From the serenity of walking the Cotswold Way to a day out at Cheltenham Gold Cup, you won't be disappointed!

The Dursley area

The house is situated in an elevated position with far reaching views across the Uley Valley, in a conservation area and a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The famous 'Cotswold Way' walk is directly outside the gates and if you prefer walking, a gentle stroll into the local town takes less than 8 minutes with all your local amenities at hand . There are a huge amount of local activities available to suit a wide variety of interests from relaxing to the more extreme sports, and many historical places of interest if you're looking for culture. From 'Highgrove' to 'Cheese Rolling', you'll find plenty to entertain.

* Easy access to Bristol/Bath/Cheltenham - all within 40 minutes

* Walking/hiking - situated on the 'Cotswold Way', direct access to many famous walks in outstanding countryside

* Golf 5 minutes by car

* Riding - recommended local riding stables for beginners to advanced to enjoy the breathtaking scenery

* Westonbirt Arboretum - extensive programmes of concerts and woodland walks

* Polo at Beaufort and Cirencester - home fields to 'the Royals'

* Ballet, Opera, International performances at the Bristol Hippodrome, Bath and Cheltenham

* Theatres, Music Festivals, Literacy Festivals

* Horse Racing at Cheltenham and Bath

* 3 day eventing at Badminton and Gatcombe Park (Home to Princess Ann) (both 10 minutes by car)

* Local houses of interest and National Trust properties including, Highgrove (by pre-booking), Berkeley Castle and Butterfly Farm, Chavenage, Dyrrham Park, Woodchester Mansion, Newark Park etc all within 15 minutes

* Cotswold Water Park - water sports and fishing

* Clay pigeon shooting

* Gliding

* Local award winning pub 'The Old Spot' within walking distance of the house and many more local country pubs at hand

* Trains - Kemble (1hr 15 mins) Also Stroud and Bristol offer direct fast track to London. Collection can be arranged.

* Local airports – Bristol/Cardiff/Birmingham


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Dursley, Stroud district

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring/Summer Group size 14
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn/Winter Group Size 14
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring/Summer Group Size 14
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Standard cleaning charge £120
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Spring/Summer 1 May 16- 31 October 16: £ 6,400 WEEKLY / £ 3,000 2 NIGHT STAY
Autumn/Winter 1 Nov 16 - 30 Apr 17 : £ 6,400 WEEKLY / £ 2,400 2 NIGHT STAY

Spring/Summer 1 May 16 - 30 Oct 16: £6,750 WEEKLY / £3,300 2 NIGHT STAY
Autumn/Winter 1 Nov 16 - 30 Apr 17: £6,750 WEEKLY / £2,700 2 NIGHT STAY

Please enquire about prices for Easter/Bank Holidays/Xmas and New Year

40% Deposit payable on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
If the heated outdoor pool is used out of season, there will be a £150.00 - £200 weekend charge - by arrangement
The price includes all bed linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. Summer pool towels are also included. In the winter months, 1 full log basket for each open fire and wood burner is included.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Dursley in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double vanity unit, ensuite or share Bed 1 and Bed 2
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite bathroom to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room for Bedroom 3 and 5
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Ensuite to Bedroom 6
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pool house ensuite facilities - grnd floor, walk in shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Ground floor cloakroom adjacent to Bedroom 7
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Ground Floor cloakroom facility
  • All bathrooms are finished to a high standard with marble or limestone tiles, vanity units and generous sized baths and showers.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking bed, large ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Either super king or twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Kingsize bed and 2 singles if required
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize bed and can add 2 extra singles - ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking or twin, can add 1 extra single. Ensuite facility
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize 4 poster, ground floor, cloakroom adjacent
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , With adjacent cloakroom facilities
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed , Pool house annexe with large shower and cloakroom.
  • All bedrooms are generous and most can accommodate extra beds if required. Please contact for specific requirements and we'll always do our best to accommodate.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internal: The rooms emanate a classic Georgian style with high ceilings, sash windows and many period features. The spacious bedrooms all have ceiling to floor sash windows and thick, luxurious curtains and either Super king or king size beds. The bedroom layouts offer flexibility. There are three ground floor bedrooms if required. Beds can be altered to singles in some rooms so please contact us to discuss your requirements. Additional beds can also be added to the larger bedrooms. In-house catering, spa treatments, housekeeping, babysitting can be arranged in addition. For any specific requests please do ask and we will always do our utmost to assist. A full In House brochure will be supplied detailing all the surrounding areas and attractions and recommended places to go to help you make the most out of your stay. External - A selection of outdoor games, trampoline, swing, climbing frame, summer house and football area. Golf, Tennis Courts, Bicycle hire available locally

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