Stay at Lords of the Manor Hotel

Stay at Lords of the Manor Hotel in Upper Slaughter, set in the heart of the Cotwolds in Gloucestershire. A perfect choice of 4 star country house hotel with beautiful gardens set in the stunning Cotswold countryside. This 17th century former rectory has been recently refurbished and is a delight.

What are the most important things to think about when choosing a hotel in the beautiful english countryside?

  • A beautiful setting, after all this is why you want to visit. Also, a beautiful, characterful hotel.
  • Set in the heart of the Cotswolds. Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter are amongst the prettiest villages in Gloucestershire
  • Nearby lots of interesting things to do. Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water are nearby. If you want to hike, shoot, visit the pretty villages, go horse riding everything is nearby.
  • Super comfortable Suites and rooms to relax and enjoy a good nights sleep.
  • Friendly staff who are very helpful too.
  • Excellent food to enjoy and a good wine list.
  • Dog friendly! This is important for 9 million dog owners in the UK.
PHOTO: Chocolate box pretty Lower Slaughter village

A Dog Friendly Hotel:

Regular readers know we love to travel with our jetset pooches! Lords of the Manor Hotel is very dog friendly, you will be happy to read. We arrived in our room after a stress free check in and found 2 dog beds and dog welcome packs including food and treats.

PHOTO: Dog welcome packs at Lords of the Manor Hotel

Dogs are allowed to stay in the ground floor rooms, which is very sensible because we had access directly into the garden from our room. They can go everywhere in the hotel except for the restaurant.

PHOTO: Wellie collection at Lords of the Manor Hotel

The Bar and Drawing Room at Lords of the Manor Hotel:

Work up an appetite for dinner taking a walk around the beautiful 8 acres grounds of Lords of the Manor and enjoy the lake at the bottom too. Take a walk around Upper and Lower Slaughter. We enjoyed the gorgeous Autumnal colours and the quiet, uncrowded time of year in November.

PHOTO: The Bar at Lords of the Manor Hotel

We enjoyed the beautifully refurbished lounges and bar at Lords of the Manor, cosy comfortable and stylish with some interesting antiques dotted around.

PHOTO: The bar at Lords of the Manor

Enjoy the quiet and relaxing atmosphere in the Bar and very comfy lounges and Drawing Room. There is plenty of room to find a quiet corner or chat to your fellow guests.

PHOTO: Drawing Room at Lords of the Manor

Dining at Lords of the Manor Hotel:

Enjoy a delicious dinner in the Dining room. We loved the food, wine and attentive and friendly staff. Choose between The Atrium or the Dining Room. Click on the Dining Room link for more information.

Atrium at Lords of the Manor is a fine-dining restaurant. With just 14 covers, and a tasting menu by Chef Charles Smith and his team, this is a special treat!.

Lords of the Manor has been listed in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 restaurants in Britain, and named as one of the Top 20 Most Romantic Dining Rooms by The Times.

PHOTO: Dining Room

We enjoyed Dinner in the Dining Room, Super vegetarian menu, which is always a joy to behold.

PHOTO: Vegetarian Menu

The Fig, aged Parmesan, salad and Balsamic Vinegar starter was difficult to resist. Totally Delicious. Fresh, light and healthy ingredients, lovely modern menu.

PHOTO: Fig, Parmesan salad dressed with Balsamic Vinegar

And Smoked Mackerel for Stephen, which he enjoyed.

PHOTO: Grilled Cornish Mackerel Starter

Such a relaxing, grown up Dining room you will enjoy the calm and tranquil aura. And enjoy the interesting wine list too! There is something for everyone.

PHOTO: Bottle of Nerthus for Dinner

The restaurant is open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday, so pop in if you are nearby. Something for everyone on the menus, although we are vegetable and fish lovers.

PHOTO: Dining Room Menu

Fresh ingredients cooked to perfection and beautifully presented, this is all you need for a delicious meal.

PHOTO: Cornish Cod and Lentils served with fresh vegetables

Sea Bream for me and Cod for Mr Diva, we both enjoyed it immensely. One of the joyful things about staying in a hotel is that you can enjoy a bottle of wine! No need to worry about driving home, just relax.

PHOTO: Sea Bream served with Broad beams and cooked little gem

Delicious Dessert of Apple Tart and Ice Cream and Tiramisu for Mr Diva. Enjoy a night cap in the comfortable Drawing Room and them retire to bed!

Rooms and Suites at Lords of the Manor Hotel

PHOTO: Our room at Lords of the Manor Hotel

Our bed was super comfy and we enjoyed a good nights sleep. Everything we needed from the dogs welcome pack to tea coffee and biscuits for us. Plentiful supply of fizzy water and Elderflower water and the Blenheim water for the dogs.

PHOTO: Our Water Tray

We enjoyed a comfortable nights sleep and had access to the garden for the dogs, which was super convenient. Next morning, breakfast first and then a day hiking and exploring!

PHOTO: Breakfast at Lords of the Manor Hotel

Excellent breakfast at Lords of the Manor Hotel in the Cotswolds. Smoked Salmon and scrambled egg for me and full English for Mr Diva and we were set up for the day. So much so, we skipped lunch. Fresh fruit, pastries, toast and cereals were also available at the breakfast buffet.

PHOTO: Smoked Salmon and Scrambled eggs for breakfast

You must explore the local villages if you visit. Walk directly from the hotel through Upper and Lower Slaughter, among the prettiest villages in the heart of the Cotswolds.

What to do in the Area:

PHOTO: Village of Lower Slaughter

Upper Slaughter is a short drive away from Bourton on the Water, a gorgeous village with typical english pubs and antiques shops. Read more here:

If you are a keen gardener, organise a garden tour at Lords of the Manor with their award winning gardener. Lots of lovely villages to explore, shooting, horse riding and so much more. We enjoyed a visit to Daylesford Organic Shop, dogs are welcome even in the Pizzeria!

PHOTO: Lords of the Manor Hotel, Upper Slaughter

History of Lords of the Manor Hotel

Lords of the Manor dates back to around 1649. It was originally a much smaller house which has been added to and altered over the years. The Slaughter family (originally Sclostre meaning “a slough or muddy place”), purchased the Manor from Henry VIII. It was later occupied by Ferdinando Tracy Travell, whose portrait hangs on the first floor landing, and a coat-of-arms is incorporated into the decoration of the Drawing Room fireplace.

The house has enjoyed quite a few owners since then and The Lords of the Manor remains a privately owned hotel and has been a “second home” to the Munir family since 1997. 

Contact info:

Lords of the Manor Hotel, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire GL54 2JD, United Kingdom

  • We were guests of Lords of the Manor Hotel

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