Cornwell Manor, Oxfordshire

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It’s not just the honey-coloured house with its windows peeping out from behind fronds of wisteria, nor the hazy views down to the lakes, nor even the individually decorated bedrooms. No, it’s the constant allusion to the fact that Cornwell Manor is a beloved family home that makes it such a special place – the family silver in the dining room, the portraits hanging in the hall and the photograph albums in the drawing room. Ideal for large gatherings (sleeping up to 24) – with a dining room seating 16 and a ballroom seating 70 – it’s a home from home that has seamlessly become the perfect rural retreat, complete with a swimming pool, tennis court and croquet lawn. The team at Cornwell Manor are particularly well known for their party planning prowess – to make a weekend unforgettable, dine under the stars at one of their famous Field Suppers or invite friends to a summer garden party and enjoy retreating to the house at the end of the evening, under the jealous gaze of guests who must depart.

From £3,000 per night

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Stow on the Wold market town, Broadway or Blenheim Palace. Alternatively,take a walk around Cornwell Manor and the surrounding privately-owned Hamlet where you can enjoy the beautiful and peaceful 2,000 acre estate including woods, fields and the sounds of geese, sheep and cows.


At Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Spa where you can take advantage of the fruit, vegetables and herbs picked fresh each morning from their market garden. Or try Daylesford’s own ‘The Wild Rabbit’ and the award winning ‘Kingham Plough’.


A ticket to Cornbury Music Festival; a very English open-air party tailor made for the whole family or why not try the multi award winning Wilderness Festival known for its live music, theatre, arts and the outdoors.  Make sure to also pay a visit to Alex James’ Big Festival and Cheltenham Races.


Cornwell Manor has been in a number of films and TV series, including The Holiday, starring Jude Law and Cameron Diaz.

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