Enjoy views of the Cotswolds from the hot tub, cosy up around the firepit or enjoy a game of snooker on the full-sized table in the oak-panelled games room.
Equestrian Manor is a magnificent luxury manor house of Georgian origins nestled between the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills. The manor house comfortably accommodates up to 16 people and is the perfect retreat for large groups for anniversaries, birthdays, parties and events. Within the grounds there is a secluded shepherd's hut, log cabin and cottage offering further accommodation, and along with additional pull out beds in the manor house, up to 35 guests can be accommodated if required.
Equestrian Manor dates back to Georgian times and the property has enjoyed an illustrious history with connections to the local horse racing community. Originally forming part of the extensive Ham Court Estate, it was more recently home to Fred and Mercy Rimell of racehorse training fame, and the house includes many nods to this horse racing history including numerous artworks adorning the walls.
The house is full of period features including a grand entrance hall and drawing room with sumptuous rugs and soft furnishings. The drawing room contains several large sofas to sink into after a long day, and large windows to enjoy the views once you are back indoors. The communal areas are well-apportioned and thoughtfully laid out to maximise enjoyment of the space.
Particularly popular with guests is the mahogany-panelled billiards room with full-sized snooker table, log-burner and globe drinks cabinet. This room is perfect for entertaining guests ahead of dinner or simply to enjoy when the weather is less inclement. There is plenty of space to explore both inside and out so children will always have plenty to do.
The long room can be arranged for up to 28 people around the dining table with two sets of French windows opening out onto the terrace. There’s also a piano to congregate around if your guests are musically inclined. The dining room has entertained numerous birthday’s, Christmases and celebratory dinners and we can also recommend a local chef if you would like assistance with catering.
For those that are keen to cook, there is a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with twin Neff electric cookers and a large fridge-freezer. The kitchen doubles as a breakfast room and there is space around the kitchen table to comfortably seat ten guests.
The winding carpeted staircase takes you upstairs to numerous wonderfully appointed bedrooms each offering different configurations of super king-sized double and single beds. Each of the rooms share common features such as oak-panelled flooring, rugs and modern soft furnishings whilst retaining a unique character.
There are several tiled bathrooms which are all exquisitely decorated and in keeping with the period of the property. We provide nice fluffy towels and local organic hand wash and the main bathroom includes a free-standing bath and walk in shower with plenty of additional room to get ready. Elsewhere there are plenty of additional showers and baths for guests to utilise.
Outside there is a patio space with BBQ and garden furniture providing plenty of entertaining space for dinner or drinks on a warm summer’s evening. The gardens are private and available for your sole use and boast a fire pit and uplit seating area. The gardens are also accompanied by a variety of private woodland and parkland walks which lead to public rights of way and the picturesque riverside town of Upton-upon-Severn.
Finally, to cap off a busy day exploring the local sights there is a hot tub (please see house rules), seating 6-8 people which is perfectly situated to absorb the breathtaking views across The Cotswolds.
Access to the property is via keys in a lock box and we will contact you ahead of your stay to provide the code. Shepherd's Nook, Hidden Hayloft and Woodland Cabin may be subject to an additional charge, depending on the basis of your reservation, please enquire for more information.
If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.
Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.
Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking and service fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.
Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, A security deposit of £500 will be charged prior to check in and returned following your stay.
Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.
Equestrian Manor offers guests a quiet rural setting which is within walking distance of the local pub and historic town of Upton-upon-Severn. A short walk up the river, Upton-upon-Severn boasts an eclectic mix of coffee shops, tea rooms, gift and antique stores. There is a wide range of bars and pubs plus casual and formal dining options in the immediate vicinity.
The Malvern Hills and Cotswolds are both close by offering plenty of enjoyable walks and places to visit. The cathedral City of Worcester and market town of Cheltenham are both within a 30-minute drive offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and things to do.
For those looking to venture out on day trips please contact our Guest Services team who would be happy to provide you with recommendations.
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