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Ewelme Manor - Magnificent Georgian Cotswold Manor with heated pool

Bedrooms 9
Separate WCs2
Space 86,111 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

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Candida Price
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

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 Forest of Dean 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

I have just spent an absolutely amazing weekend at Ewelme Manor with 30 of my closest friends and family celebrating my 50th. We all had an amazing time and I have lost count of the number of messages I have had since from all my guests raving about what a special place it was!

Candida and Stephen were extremely helpful form the moment of booking to the actual weekend. Candida recommended an amazing caterer for the Saturday evening and as a result feeding 30 people ran without a hitch and left everyone wanting more the food was so good!

The housekeeper even unpacked all of our shopping before we arrived as we had it delivered to the property from the local Sainsbury's. The little touches made it even more special i.e. the bath robes, the fantastic decor and the fruit bowl and even a huge balloon and bottle of fizz for me!! They really do think of everything.

We had fab weather which meant that we could enjoy the outdoors with the amazing pergola area and pool.

We organised a cocktail making (and drinking) session over the weekend and the outdoor area was perfect for this while the caterers busied away in the kitchen.

Everything ran brilliantly and I would certainly stay there again - as would many of my friends who i think will probably make a sneaky booking at some point to enjoy this memorable home.

Thank you Candida and Stephen - it's a birthday I won't forget
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Forest of Dean District in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 86111 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please note that instant booking is not a possibility for Christmas, New Year and Bank holidays No Stag or 30th birthday Parties
  • Footfall charge applicable £20 per visiting guest No Pets Upstairs/on Furniture No noise outside or around the outdoor pool after 10.00pm
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 WCs
  • 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 26
  • 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
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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Ewelme Manor - Magnificent Georgian Cotswold Manor with heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Great location, house beautifully appointed, wonderful swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful weekend away to celebrate my 80th birthday with my adult children and grandchildren. Weather was fantastic and we spent most of our time in the pool. Some walked on the Cotswold Way with our two dogs. We didn't want to come home!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Amazing weekend!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us visited Ewelme Manor for a hen do earlier this month; and I honestly couldn't say one bad word. We had the BEST time; the house is absolutely stunning; we were very lucky that we visited in a heatwave, so we spent the whole weekend around the pool; it was like we were abroad! Candida and Stephen were amazing hosts, and left a very kind welcome package and were super helpful, always at the end of the phone if we had a question. I couldn't rate this place enough; we're already planning our return visit!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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A fantastic property with very kind hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with everything you could ask for you a great weekend. There are spacious reception rooms and bedrooms, a pool, pool house, cinema room and pool table! The house itself is very comfortable and all furniture and decoration is of the highest quality.

But besides the house itself, the hosts made every step of the experience easy. They recommended caterers and local activities. They offered to be present to receive food delivery prior to our arrival and they accommodated late arrival. Their manner throughout was very warm and kind.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Ewelme Manor is the perfect place for a large gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of twelve adults and three children celebrating a “special birthday”. Everything about the weekend was wonderful, including the warm sunny weather. Most of our time was spent outside, walking, playing in the pool or sitting round the huge table , eating and chatting, but I’m sure it would be just as enjoyable for a winter break as there are several squashy sofas, very big tv and lots of games for good family fun. The bedrooms are large with very comfortable beds. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses for large groups.

A big thank you to Candida and Stephen for acknowledging we were celebrating a birthday. The welcome gift of fruit, chocolates, card, balloon and Champagne was a personal and perfect way to start our wonderful weekend. Thank you again.

Christine , family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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5 Stars not enough

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful long weekend for family celebrating a 70th birthday. Seven children & eight adults all very happy. Something for all ages. One year old, Happyland toys, 72 year old talking to sheep. Those in the middle in warm pool & rediscovering table tennis skills. We were stilll finding new things to do on the day we left. Hosts charming & warmly welcoming. Grand dining room for celebration dinner. The house is stunning being beautifully furnished & presented. Racking brain to think of a reason for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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We had the most wonderful family get together at Ewelme Manor. Everything was just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, everything was wonderful! We were celebrating a 30th and 60th birthday with 4 generations of our family. The heated pool and pool table were a great hit with the children. We all enjoyed a lovely walk on the Cotswolds Way and came home feeling refreshed and spoilt! I thoroughly recommend Ewelme and we are already planning our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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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 Forest of Dean District, Cotswolds

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 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £81 per night, per additional guest
Autumn/Winter Group Size 14
1 Nov 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £81 per night, per additional guest
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £81 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £81 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35
Standard cleaning charge £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Autumn/Winter 1 Nov 17 - 26 Apr 18 : £9,034.00 WEEKLY / £2,925.00 2 NIGHT STAY
Spring/Summer 27 Apr 18 - 31 Oct 18: £9,034.00 WEEKLY / £3,375.00 2 NIGHT STAY

Autumn/Winter 1 Nov 16 - 27 Apr 18: £9,678.00 WEEKLY / £ 3,250.00 2 NIGHT STAY
Spring/Summer 26 Apr 18 - 31 Oct 18: £9,678.00 WEEKLY / £3,700.00 2 NIGHT STAY

Please enquire direct or call about prices for Easter/Bank Holidays/Xmas and New Year. Please also enquire direct/call if groups include infants of children under 3 for separate costing.

Please note additional log baskets charged at £20.00 each - order before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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