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Having been passed down from generation to generation of the Whitmore family, The Slaughters Manor House has a rich history dating all the way back to before the Norman Conquest. Now playing host to a beautifully designed boutique hotel with 19 exquisite rooms, the building's traditional architecture and period features sit neatly alongside a more contemporary and stylish décor.
Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds in one of the region’s prettiest villages, The Slaughters Manor House is a perfect base from which to explore this picturesque part of England - if you can drag yourself away from the blissful comfort of the hotel, that is.
Breakfast at The Slaughters Manor House is ample, with a continental buffet on offer as well as more traditional cooked options. Later in the day, a traditional Afternoon Tea is served — with or without champagne — as well as a quirkier Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea with cheese, welsh rarebit and a gala pie.
For lunch and dinner, executive chef Nik Chappell serves up serves up a frequently changing menu with a focus on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients in the hotel's airy restaurant. Come evening, there is the option of an 8-course tasting menu (as well as à la carte) - with an excellent sommelier on hand to carefully pair your wine.
The 19 individually designed rooms are split between the main house and an elegant 1770s courtyard area. Expect incredibly comfortable Vispring beds, L’Occitane toiletries and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. Some of the pricier suites come with added luxuries such as four-poster beds, beautiful garden views, and roll-top baths.
Wander the five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, enjoy a game of tennis on the hotel's courts or perhaps a round of croquet out on the lawn. On rainy days, the library beckons for an afternoon spent with a book and glass of something before heading to the billiards room for a game of pool.
Picturesque villages, antique shops, and historic houses – there are plenty of places to explore in the Cotswolds. For an afternoon out in the fresh air, head to the nearby Batsford Arboretum. With over 2,850 labelled specimens, this is the country’s largest private collection of trees and shrubs. Spot the stunning Japanese flowering cherries, soak up the spectacular views over the Evenlode valley, and meander around 56 acres of wild gardens.
Alternatively, half an hour’s drive from the hotel is Cheltenham, where there is a wealth of things to do. Visit the birthplace of composer Gustav Holst. Born in 1874, this house is home to many of Holst’s possessions, including the piano on which he composed most of his most famous orchestral suite, The Planets.
How to get there
Morton-In-Marsh railway station is a 15-minute drive from the hotel (12km)
Gloucestershire Airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel (32.5km)
Birmingham Airport is a 1 hour drive away from the hotel (76km)
Bristol Airport is a 1 hour 25-minute drive from the hotel (107km)