Honeystone Manor Cotswolds

Honeystone Manor Heart of England

The best of the Cotswolds right outside your door

In an area in the Cotswolds that is steeped in English history, this is the perfect base from which to explore the area while experiencing the joys of living in a house that has been part of that history over the years and yet still gives you all the benefits of twenty-first century comforts and technology! This is a house to be thoroughly enjoyed. The property reflects its seventeenth century beginnings with tasteful decor bringing out the charm of the old exposed beams, the stone floors, the open stone fireplaces and the panelled walls. Set in enclosed private grounds, it exudes both elegance and class. As is invariably the way with older houses, it has been extended, developed and improved over the centuries, but it has always been sympathetic to the original architecture, making this a wonderfully characterful historic home. And a home it truly is, with interior decor created with a view to luxury, comfort and history. This home is a favourite of ours and it always makes us feel as though we are living a little bit of history. Oh, and you can bring the dog too!

Topleft Bottomright

Guest reviews

The gorgeous Honeystone Manor has so much character and charm - we loved it.  The building has so many quirky original features yet there are also all the necessary mod cons too - it felt like a real privilege to stay here. We had 6 adults and two grandchildren with plenty of room for us all.  The grounds and gardens has more room than I expected and we enjoyed the with tennis court, games room and gym. We took some great day-trips out, such as Stratford-on-Avon and lovely typically Cotswoldy places like  Bourton-on-the-Water too. All in all - we loved it.

Amy, London

Room to relax…

Downstairs, the drawing room is the perfect focal point for evening drinks, afternoon tea or a quiet snooze by the large open fire. Of course there is WiFi throughout so you can keep on top of those emails if you really must, and Sky TV if you want to sit back and enjoy a movie. The adjacent library is a perfect spot for catching up on the classic novels or putting the world to rights over a glass of single malt. The rugs on the floor, the subtle shades of the paintwork on the walls, the uplighters, scatter cushions and fireplaces, all serve to  make these rooms elegant, comfortable, and charming, in turn making you feel very much at home.

…room to socialise

The dining room boasts a huge limestone fireplace, wonderful wood panelling, an inglenook and impressive drapes creating a magnificent rural style. And, of course, there are elegant glasses, dining sets and crockery to match, all creating a wonderful ambience for home dining. Next door, the kitchen is the perfect setting for creating wonderful dishes. With the Belfast sink, the range cooker and the SMEG fridge, the kitchen itself creates that perfect rural ambience. If cooking is your thing, you will have a whale of a time perfecting scrumptious meals, but if you’d rather not, we can provide somebody to cook for you.

Plenty to do whatever the weather!

One thing about this house, you need never be bored! Whether you are looking for a genteel walk around the elegant gardens, a strenuous game of tennis or a long walk in the countryside, there is no shortage of things to do both at the house itself and further afield. The house has WiFi, TV and a library so if you just want to chill out reading, catching a movie or emailing your mates, you’re sorted! Next door to the house the barn has a mini-billiards table and a TV with soft furnishings, making it a great place to relax on a rainy afternoon. Why not recapture your youth with some of the board games on offer? There is also a mini-gym with weights, a couple of exercise bikes and a shower to freshen up afterwards. There is also a tennis court so no shortage of activities without even leaving the property!

The nearest golf club is just a mile and a half away and there is a riding school just ten minutes away by car. Of course there are some absolutely delightful walks in the area with magnificent views of lots of beautiful cottages, churches and other buildings to enjoy. Why not stroll to Whichford Mill and explore the history of the two mills that have been there since 1086? Or visit the Cotswold Distillery or the Cotswold Decorative Ironworkers, all within easy walking distance. The nearest pub is less than ten minutes walk away so it is ideal for a relaxing lunch or an early-evening pint. Of course, the Cotswolds has over 3,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore, with beautiful ancient woodlands, wildflower meadows, stunning scenery. And with year round markets, fetes, festivals and sports gatherings, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy. And this is just the property to do it from!

What to expect

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Honeystone Manor just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house.  If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

Honeystone Manor Dining Table
  • Luxury bed linen, towels, robes
  • Welcome hamper with local treats
  • Gas BBQ
  • Toiletries
  • Two inglenook fireplaces and one wood-burning stove with logs included
  • Wi-Fi internet, Netflix and Sky TV including sport and movie channels
  • Music system and iPod docking station
  • Two acres of grounds including traditional knot garden, lawn and orchard. Guests are encouraged to pick vegetables and fruit from the gardens in the Summer
  • Tennis court
  • Period features including original flagstone floors, elm panelled walls and exposed beams
  • Two enamelled claw foot baths
  • Range cooker with six gas burners and two electric ovens
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack
  • DVD player
  • Small selection of books, board games and DVDs
  • Yoga studio with some gym equipment including two exercise bikes, a running machine, weights, yoga mats and more
  • Cricket net with bowling machine.

Location

Set in the pretty village of Stourton, in the north eastern corner of the Cotswolds, in the county of Warwickshire and close to Stratford-upon-Avon.

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