Stunning Grade II listed venue set in 15 acres of glorious gardens - host your reception in a marquee by the picturesque lake.

Sleeps: up to 34 guests

Bedrooms: 12-15

At a Glance  

  • Use of the Manor House for a civil ceremony

  • 15 acres of glorious mature gardens

  • Accommodation for up to 34 guests in the cottages plus extras rooms in the Manor House

  • Wedding parties for up to 150 guests

  • 5 cottages; 12 bedrooms plus 3 additional bedrooms in the Manor House

  • Tennis Court

  • Games/party room with Billiards table

  • Lake with 4 boats

  • Swimming pool (with cover)

  • Al fresco dining & BBQ

  • Pottery & Art Studio

  • Dining in the Coach House for up to 24 guests

  • Dining in the Courtyard Cottage for up to 14 guests

  • Beautiful lush gardens

  • Located on the edge of the Cotswolds - close Tewkesbury, Cheltenham & Worcester

  • Picturesque country walks

  • The Crown Inn Pub in the village with good food - 4 rooms for extra guests

  • Church of England Church accessed though a pathway & Catholic Church in the village too

  • Upper Court has a Civil Wedding License and the Reception hall can host up to 50 guests as witness

  • Fully catered option available by arrangement

  • Full or part time housekeeping available by arrangement

  • Plenty of parking

Description

Dating back to 1790s, this stunning Grade II property is made available for large gatherings. Set in 15 acres of beautiful mature gardens, the property is a perfect setting for weddings, large corporate or family celebrations. The accommodation comprises 5 converted cottages to the side and back of the Manor House, plus up to 3 bedrooms in the Main House.

For large weddings or events a marquee can be placed on the lawn that overlooks the lake. You are free to choose the size and style you would like directly with the owners approved contractor.

For weddings, the front of the Manor House is stunning for photos and the main entrance hall is licensed for civil weddings. St Nicholas Church (CofE) & St Benet’s (Catholic) are in the village for church weddings.

For catering, the owners have two specialist caterers that they recommend.

The boat on the lake can be made available for use for the bride and groom.

The cottages are set in 15 acres of glorious gardens. They are all full equipped and each has its own kitchen and dining facilities, to make sure your stay is enjoyable.

There is plenty to entertain you as there is an outdoor swimming pool (with a covered dome when the weather is cool), tennis court, 4 boats to enjoy on the lake, full size Billiards table in the party room, which can also be used for dining as it has a kitchen too - ideal for up to 28 guests! There is a Wendy House too to entertain the children, a lawn ideal for a game of croquet by the lake, stunning walks and cycle routes nearby. The Pottery & Art studios can also be made available (more details below). The village also has a pub that offers good food. There are multiple areas for al fresco dining at the property lots of pretty seating areas and a large fire pit for the chillier nights.

You can also arrange to enjoy a Pottery or Art Workshop - catering for ages. This is done by arrangement, for a supplement. You can spend time with Auriol Herford learning how to paint bisque fired mugs or plates, which will be glazed for you overnight, you will be given tuition on the wheel too!

Cottages

Coach House

The Coach House dates back to 1760 and is located by the tennis court. It has 5 bedrooms and a huge living/dining room ideal for a large gathering. It can seat up to 28 guests. The kitchen is well equipment and has a large range to make it easy to cater for large groups. Outside there is a sheltered courtyard, ideal for al fresco cocktails before dining.

  • Bedroom 1: King or twin (zip and link beds) with ensuite

  • Bedroom 2: Twin plus a double bed

  • Bedroom 3: King and two single beds interconnecting with Bedroom 4

  • Bedroom 4: Double bed

  • Bedroom 5: tbc

  • Family bathroom

Stables:

As you go through the archway from the main house, the former stables and hayloft entrance is found which leads to a charming 2 bedroom cottage. There is a cosy living/dining room with open fireplace and a little kitchen area to one side which is well equipped. In the converted old beamed hayloft upstairs you have views over to the Bredon Hills.

Ground Floor

  • Bedroom 1: A canopied Kingsize bed with adjacent family bathroom

First Floor

  • Bedroom 2: Family room with double bed and a single bed located in upstairs in the former hayloft.

  • Separate bathroom with shower

Courtyard Cottage

Opposite the entrance to the Stables Cottage is Courtyard Cottage which has good size beamed living room with open fireplace with views over the gardens. There is a separate dining room (that can seat 8-14 guests) which leads out onto a private courtyard for a quiet get-away! The kitchen is fully equipped.

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1: King or twin bedroom (zip and link beds)

  • Bedroom 2: Twin

  • Family Bathroom & Separate Shower Room too

Second Floor - former beamed hayloft

  • Bedroom 3: Double bed and two single beds

Garden Flat

Formerly a ground floor wing of the Manor House, this studio-style bedroom has a seating area too and is located close to the swimming pool.

  • Bedroom 1: Super-King or twin beds (zip and link)

  • Separate bathroom with twin sinks and shower

Dovecote

Idyllically located overlooking the lake with its swans and ducks, a perfect romantic location. Enter into the ground floor which has a little seating, dining and kitchen area, then up to the first and second floor bedrooms & bathroom:

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Four poster with views over the lake

Second Floor:

  • Open plan area with double bed (ideal for 1 adult or 2 little ones)

  • Curtained-off bathroom with central bath

Cooking and Dining

  • Every cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area

  • The Courtyard Cottage and Coach House have the largest dining facilities, up to 24 in the Coach House and up to 14 in the Courtyard Cottage

  • The recently converted Billiards room will have the ability to seat up to 28 guests and by end Nov 2018 have a fully functional kitchen too!

Pricing

For hire of the grounds and accommodation for up to 22 guests in 4 cottages; prices start from £7,800 plus VAT.

Arrival is from 4pm on Friday and check out by 6pm on Sunday. If you need to dress the marquee an earlier arrival time can be arranged.

House Rules

  • No smoking anywhere inside the properties

  • Confirmation of the number of guests is essential.

  • Approved contractors for Marquee and Catering are used.

Essentials

  • All linen and towels provided

  • Wifi throughout

  • Washing machines in each cottage

Location and Things to Do

Nearest Airport:  Birmingham

Nearest Railway: Tewkesbury

Location: Kemerton, Nr Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Pubs: The Crown Inn in the village

Things to do:

  • Art classes on site

  • Pottery classes on site

  • Golf

  • Orienteering

  • Model gliding

  • Cycling

  • Clay Pidgeon Shooting

  • Tree Climbing

  • Fishing

  • Hot air ballooning

Places to visit:

  • Moreton in Marsh

  • The Slaughters

  • Cheltenham

  • Stow on the Wold

  • Bourton-on-the-water

  • Burford

  • Lechlade & the lakes

  • Cheltenham

  • Tewkesbury

  • Tetbury