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Whittington Manor Heart of England

A stunning house with a surprising history

When Dick Whittington set off for London, this gorgeous country house in Gloucestershire was reputedly the childhood home he was leaving. Now available for exclusive use for up to 24 guests, contemporary comforts bring the story right up to date. This includes Miele appliances in the Aga-warmed kitchen, a gas barbecue for outdoor entertaining and an optional hot tub. Elegant furnishings and period details combine to create warm and welcoming interiors with loads of character and quirkiness. And the gardens! Like outdoor rooms, each with their own personality, they include the sunken garden, the ruin garden, the cloister garden and the herb garden. Views across the peaceful Gloucestershire countryside add to the dreamlike quality of the outdoor aspect. Spend your days playing tennis, petanque and croquet, enjoying lovely walks straight from the door, or indulging in spa treatments, a yoga class or a private chef for a special dinner in the ballroom, all of which we can arrange for you. Nearby, visit the spa town of Cheltenham, Gloucester with its Cathedral and Quays, and the pretty market town of Ledbury, explore the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. Being on the edge of the Cotswolds, it is also within easy reach of beautiful Cotswold villages including Painswick, Bourton-on-the-Water and Broadway.

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Guest Review

Whittington Manor was an absolutely magical place to stay! I was there with some friends for the weekend and every room was exquisite - and the amazing bathtubs (and fluffy bathrobes) are an added beautiful bonus! There are lovely walks in the area, but you barely need to leave the grounds for the beautiful views, and endless walled gardens and courtyards that pop up without you even knowing they were there! It's perfect for a family reunion or a number of families.


Rachel, London

The Dovecote and Elinor Fettiplace

The main house sleeps up to 18 guests in seven large and luxuriously appointed bedrooms, with six bathrooms. Elinor Fettiplace is the Elizabethan, half-timbered wing of the house, offering a cosy kitchen and sitting room and a breath-taking vaulted double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The sitting room can accommodate an additional two guests on a sofa bed. The Dovecote is a unique, historical building laid out over three floors. 50 metres from the main house, it sleeps up to four guests. All the bedrooms enjoy White Company linens and fresh flowers.

What to expect

Whittington Manor Ricardo Bedroom

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Whittington 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.

  • Luxury White Company bed linen, fluffy towels and robes
  • Complimentary bathroom amenities
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Well equipped kitchen with four-door Aga, induction hob, Miele convection oven, two full-size fridges (one Bosch with freezer), full sized Miele dishwasher and additional half size dishwasher
  • An impressive ballroom which can seat 24 guests comfortably
  • 52" TV with Sky Sports, Xbox One and Blu-Ray player in the pink sitting room
  • Sound bar in the main house to connect to and play your own music
  • 50" TV with sound bar and Bluetooth music system in the Dovecote
  • Piano
  • Wonderful gardens forming individual atmospheric and magical rooms within which to wander and to play games on the flat lawns, such as croquet, badminton and boules
  • Outdoor terrace area with a table that seats 24 guests, a Kadai, Big Green Egg barbeque and gas barbeque
  • Private tennis court (hard surface)
  • A large waterproof stretch tent (12m x 9m) available from mid-March until the end of October, free of charge - perfect for an outdoor celebratory lunch under cover (trestle tables can be provided)
  • Hot tub overlooking the sunken garden, available for hire at an additional cost


Located just two hours from London and an hour from Birmingham and Bristol, yet in a wonderfully rural spot in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

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