Charming Cotswold Manor 7+ Bedrooms, Private Outdoor Heated Pool, 7 Acre Gardens
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 Dursley
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A magnificently stylish Cotswold retreat, immaculate, homely and grand - another “Pemberley”.”.
There are not enough superlatives to describe this gem of a retreat, complete with every home comfort, stylish and immaculate throughout, with thoughtful touches and wonderful facilities. 23 of us sat down to dinner in the formal dining room, breakfasted on the sunny pool patio (which was clean and warm) and lunched al fresco under the vine pagola. The owners are delightful, opening their family home to us for a heavenly hen weekend for my darling daughter, new family-to-be, and friends. Didn’t want to leave. Lauren, mother of the bride.
Perfect for large groups and for special occasions
Beautiful house and great facilities. Perfect for special celebrations. The facilities are brilliant, with added bonus of heated outdoor pool and beautiful outside dining area and gardens. Walks straight out on to the Cotswold way, a perfect setting. Stunning place, very hard to leave, all of our party wanted to stay for longer!
Brilliant house for a family stay
Wonderful house with excellent hosts. Plenty of space for all the family and a fantastic pool.
It is an amazing place but I knew that already!!!!!
We had a family and friends get together for our Golden Wedding Anniversary. It was exactly fifty years to the day that I left the house to get married. My parents were in charge of Ferney when it was a home for the elderley, this required our family to live on site, so it was our family home for many happy years.
Some parts of Ferney had obviously changed but it still had that same homely atomosphere. It evoked many memories and I don't think we stopped exchanging reminiscences all weekend.
Stephen and Candida are excellent hosts and made our stay absolutely perfect.
Homely and generous property with well-equipped kitchen for large parties. Bedrooms gorgeous!
We rented the property to celebrate a special birthday. Pre-arrival contact and information was very responsive and informative. Warm welcome from hosts. Very comfortable property for our party of 11. We made good use of the kitchen facilities and the children enjoyed the Wii and pool table. Local town with all amenities including good butcher nearby. The million dollar question is would we stay again and the answer is absolutely.
A fantastic property with everything you could possibly need
We had a large family gathering for NY and had a great time at this fantastic house. The kids loved that they had their own play room with a TV, games, movies, so plenty for them to do, but even though it was winter they spent most of their time outside exploring and playing in the lovely (and safe) garden. The kitchen is a really lovely homely space and so well equipped that there was nothing we were left searching for and were able to cook some great meals. The pool table was a real hit with everyone. The owners were very helpful but everything we needed was in the house so didn't need to call on them. Overall everyone had a comfortable stay and we loved it so much that we will likely be back one summer so that we can also enjoy the pool!
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
* 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