Cowley Manor

A bedroom at the Cowley Manor Hotel in the Cotswolds, England
The grounds of the Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
The lobby of the Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
A balcony room at Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
The sitting room at Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
A bedroom at the Cowley Manor Hotel in the Cotswolds, England
The grounds of the Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
The lobby of the Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
A balcony room at Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
The sitting room at Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England
A bedroom at the Cowley Manor Hotel in the Cotswolds, EnglandThe grounds of the Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, EnglandThe lobby of the Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, EnglandA balcony room at Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, EnglandThe sitting room at Cowley Manor in The Cotswolds, England

Aside the magnificent Italianate facade in sharp contrast with colourful modern interiors, the other notable charm of Cowley Manor are its stretching 55 acres of parkland and carefully sculpted gardens.

By JAY KAY
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  • The grandeur of the stately manor perched on a hill just outside of Cheltenham instantly evokes images of regal luxury. Thus it is rather astonishing, once inside, to be standing amidst a playful creation of super-sharp modern design alive with colours and unusual touches, set against a traditional backdrop of this 19th building.

    Rooms fall into rather well defined categories – Good, Better, Great and Exceptional. The higher you go, the more space you’ll get. Just like with the rest of the hotel, expect colourful fabrics and the highest of comfort.

    Good to Know

    When not exploring the countryside or betting at the races, you can unwind at the C-Side, a really lovely spa of several treatments rooms, 17m slate-lined indoor pool, and an outdoor pool with a bar, sun lounges attended by a waiter.

    Breakfast, Wifi and parking is included in your price.

  • Accommodation

    30 rooms – Good, Better, Great, Exceptional, and Best.

    Top rooms – those in the stable-block are worth a look and then there is of course the Best Room.

    Feature room bathrooms are open plan and offer little privacy.

    Prices start from £166 (midweek) including breakfast.

    Eat & Drink

    Sourcing only from the UK and picking locally when possible, the restaurant delivers flavoursome up to date British menu with the occasional continental twist. The dining room itself is quite grand with its oak-panelling but soften by candlelit and warm welcome.

    There is a myriad of options where to enjoy your drink – the sitting room, garden, terrace or during a game of billiard. The cocktails are extensive and the funky bar will stay open for a long as you’re drinking.

    Activities

    Take more than a stroll in the 55 acres of land, play a game of billiard, or sweat some calories off in the hotel gym.

    Relaxation

    Unwind at the C-Side, the inspiringly named spa of several treatments rooms, sauna,17m slate-lined indoor pool, and an outdoor pool with a bar, sun lounges attended by a waiter.

    Essentials

    Parking – available on premises.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – 24/7.

    Children – welcome with assistance provided though at certain times, some parts of the hotel are off limits.

    Pets – limited available and extra £25 charge per pet applies.

  • Cowley Manor
    Cowley
    Cheltenham
    Cotswolds, GL53 9NL

Updated: 8 September 2015