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Ewelme Manor - Magnificent Georgian Cotswold Manor with heated pool

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Space 8,000 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming Cotswold Manor 7+ Bedrooms, Private Outdoor Heated Pool, 7 Acre Gardens

This wonderfully restored Georgian country house offers the perfect retreat either for a quiet, luxurious weekend, or bring the house to life with festivities and party celebrations. Step through the classic entrance doors to Ewelme Manor and discover this beautiful Georgian home.

Designed by Anthony Keck in 1760 and once a 'Coming of Age' present to the late William Purnell, Ewelme Manor is the architect's earliest identifiable Gloucestershire country house, also closely associated with Highgrove, Berkeley Castle and Rodborough Manor to name just a few.

The perfect house for entertaining in style, with a superbly equipped kitchen, the Aga, with companion, warming the heart of the home, numerous impressive reception rooms, all with magnificent period open fireplaces, and a recently added outdoor pool complex with cinema room, provides a more contemporary 'spa like' feel and an additional entertaining area.

Start your day by taking morning tea under the verandah by the fountain. Enjoy a long, leisurely lunch with family and friends under the pergola on the south facing patio, overlooking the pool. Sip a cocktail before dinner in the study in front of the open fire and then dine with style in the 17th century dining room. Alternatively, you could just cosy up on a feather sofa in the 'snug' with the flickering flames of the wood burner, or settle down in front of a movie in the cinema room - the choice is yours to make.

Take the time to unwind in one of the marble-clad bathrooms in an elegant roll top bath before retiring to your choice of spacious bedrooms, sumptuously furnished. The perfect end to the perfect day!

Ewelme Manor even offers a 'feature bedroom' that your children will love!

With a huge variety of local attractions and sporting activities and entertainment, it makes Ewelme Manor the ideal choice for adult and family celebrations alike, steeped in English History and classic Cotswold charm.

More Details

Candida Price
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have just spent an absolutely amazing weekend at Ewelme Manor with 30 of my closest friends and family celebrating my 50th. We all had an amazing time and I have lost count of the number of messages I have had since from all my guests raving about what a special place it was!

Candida and Stephen were extremely helpful form the moment of booking to the actual weekend. Candida recommended an amazing caterer for the Saturday evening and as a result feeding 30 people ran without a hitch and left everyone wanting more the food was so good!

The housekeeper even unpacked all of our shopping before we arrived as we had it delivered to the property from the local Sainsbury's. The little touches made it even more special i.e. the bath robes, the fantastic decor and the fruit bowl and even a huge balloon and bottle of fizz for me!! They really do think of everything.

We had fab weather which meant that we could enjoy the outdoors with the amazing pergola area and pool.

We organised a cocktail making (and drinking) session over the weekend and the outdoor area was perfect for this while the caterers busied away in the kitchen.

Everything ran brilliantly and I would certainly stay there again - as would many of my friends who i think will probably make a sneaky booking at some point to enjoy this memorable home.

Thank you Candida and Stephen - it's a birthday I won't forget
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Dursley, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 m²
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please note that instant booking is not a possibility for Christmas, New Year and Bank holidays No Stag or 30th birthday Parties
  • Footfall charge applicable £20 per visiting guest No Pets Upstairs/on Furniture No noise outside or around the outdoor pool after 10.00pm
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , Double vanity unit, ensuite or share Bed 1 and Bed 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Ensuite bathroom to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Shower room for Bedroom 3 and 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Ensuite to Bedroom 6
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Pool house ensuite facilities - grnd floor, walk in shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Ground floor cloakroom adjacent to Bedroom 7
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Ground Floor cloakroom facility
  • All bathrooms are finished to a high standard with marble or limestone tiles, vanity units and generous sized baths and showers.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Superking bed, large ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Either super king or twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Kingsize bed and 2 singles if required
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Kingsize bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Kingsize bed and can add 2 extra singles - ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Superking or twin, can add 1 extra single. Ensuite facility
    Bedroom 7 - 1 large double bed , Kingsize 4 poster, ground floor, cloakroom adjacent
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sofa bed/futon , With adjacent cloakroom facilities
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double bed , Pool house annexe with large shower and cloakroom.
  • All bedrooms are generous and most can accommodate extra beds if required. Please contact for specific requirements and we'll always do our best to accommodate.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • 20 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internal: The rooms emanate a classic Georgian style with high ceilings, sash windows and many period features. The spacious bedrooms all have ceiling to floor sash windows and thick, luxurious curtains and either Super king or king size beds. The bedroom layouts offer flexibility. There are three ground floor bedrooms if required. Beds can be altered to singles in some rooms so please contact us to discuss your requirements. Additional beds can also be added to the larger bedrooms. In-house catering, spa treatments, housekeeping, babysitting can be arranged in addition. For any specific requests please do ask and we will always do our utmost to assist. A full In House brochure will be supplied detailing all the surrounding areas and attractions and recommended places to go to help you make the most out of your stay. External - A selection of outdoor games, trampoline, swing, climbing frame, summer house and football area. Golf, Tennis Courts, Bicycle hire available locally


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Ewelme Manor - Magnificent Georgian Cotswold Manor with heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

5 Stars not enough

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful long weekend for family celebrating a 70th birthday. Seven children & eight adults all very happy. Something for all ages. One year old, Happyland toys, 72 year old talking to sheep. Those in the middle in warm pool & rediscovering table tennis skills. We were stilll finding new things to do on the day we left. Hosts charming & warmly welcoming. Grand dining room for celebration dinner. The house is stunning being beautifully furnished & presented. Racking brain to think of a reason for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had the most wonderful family get together at Ewelme Manor. Everything was just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, everything was wonderful! We were celebrating a 30th and 60th birthday with 4 generations of our family. The heated pool and pool table were a great hit with the children. We all enjoyed a lovely walk on the Cotswolds Way and came home feeling refreshed and spoilt! I thoroughly recommend Ewelme and we are already planning our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning setting, fabulous space and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Ewelme Manor, celebrating our grandfather's birthday. The beautiful grounds, Cotswolds Way walk, local pubs, nearby wildlife parks and the magnificent house were truly enjoyed by all 14 of the family – from 9 years-old to 90! Candida and Stephen were attentive and kind hosts, who added many thoughtful touches to our stay.

We are already thinking of another reason to return!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful house for a family celebration

  • 5 of 5

The perfect venue for a surprise gathering of family and friends to celebrate my wife turning 40. The house provided something for everyone with the pool table being the focus late into the evening. The children thoroughly enjoyed the use of the hot tub and running free in the substantial grounds. Candida and Stephen couldn’t have been more helpful. Our shopping was unpacked for our arrival and they provided a very warm welcome. Would highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

The effort that the owners put in prior to our stay was second to none!!

I would recommend this house to anyone, truly beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: 14/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic party house

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we'd hoped for and more for a 40th birthday gathering of old friends. Perfect party house and loads of room for people to relax in different areas whilst still suitable for coming together for a special occasion meal in the dining room. The outdoor space was gorgeous too - we'll have to return in the Summer to make the most of it! Lovely touches with welcoming gifts and robes etc. A special place for a special treat!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cotswold Edge
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Weston Super Mare
Car: recommended

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

* Gliding

* 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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Dursley, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer Group Size 14
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$145 per night, per additional guest
Autumn/Winter Group Size 14
1 Nov 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$145 per night, per additional guest
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
4 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$145 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$145 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$62.44
Standard cleaning charge AU$267.62
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,784.11

Autumn/Winter 1 Nov 17 - 26 Apr 18 : £9,034.00 WEEKLY / £2,925.00 2 NIGHT STAY
Spring/Summer 27 Apr 18 - 31 Oct 18: £9,034.00 WEEKLY / £3,375.00 2 NIGHT STAY

Autumn/Winter 1 Nov 16 - 27 Apr 18: £9,678.00 WEEKLY / £ 3,250.00 2 NIGHT STAY
Spring/Summer 26 Apr 18 - 31 Oct 18: £9,678.00 WEEKLY / £3,700.00 2 NIGHT STAY

Please enquire direct or call about prices for Easter/Bank Holidays/Xmas and New Year. Please also enquire direct/call if groups include infants of children under 3 for separate costing.

Please note additional log baskets charged at £20.00 each - order before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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