Considering America’s ever-growing infatuation with British period dramas such as Downton Abbey or The Crown, no doubt you've pictured yourself as the lady or lord of our your own stately home nestled in the English countryside. If you've grown enamored of the trappings of that lifestyle through your television screens over the past few years, there's a unique vacation option for you in the Cotswolds.
That television fantasy could become a reality, with a stay at a 16th-century manor house in the Cotswolds, with your very own private staff waiting on your every need. Slad Valley Manor is nestled in the heart of English countryside, secluded in a valley - without so much as a pylon in sight. The property boasts a heated swimming pool, extensive grounds, a private chef preparing gourmet meals, renowned European wine pairings with each meal, two hosts providing five-star service at all times, and a chauffeur/tour guide leading daily excursions in the area.
Daily activities could range from a day trip to Bath (with lunch at a local Michelin star restaurant), a visit to Sudeley Castle--one of the only castles in the UK still in residence, and the sole castle to have a queen buried in its grounds! You could even spend an afternoon watching polo at the Polo Park where Prince Harry and William regularly play!
When guests are not exploring the world-famous pocket of England that time seems to have forgotten, there is plenty of time to relax in your home away from home. Your private chef will lead cooking demonstrations, there is a wonderful circular walk that coincidentally, can lead you to a quaint country pub, where you can either be collected by your hosts (if you over-do it) or continue the walk back to the manor!
Unpack once, and allow seamless luxury unfold around you. The beauty of this package seems to be the perfect balance of five-star luxury, with all the amenities of a five-star hotel, and the privacy and personal service that will make you feel instantly relaxed.
Your hosts have worked in the luxury hospitality industry for years, and have now taken their experience and passion for high-end service to set up these exquisite packages. Packages are available for small groups of up to ten people; ensuring every need can not only be met, but anticipated. Or Individual rooms can be taken at the manor. By privatizing the property, guests can tailor make their itinerary to include golf, cooking or even enacting your own private Downton Abbey fantasy!
If you'd like to plan an English country manor vacation in the Cotswolds, we're ready to make that happen for you!