Old English charm combines with romantic Provençal style at Temple Guiting Manor & Barns, a Grade I-listed house built from golden Cotswold stone outside Cheltenham. The Tudor manor, which has five bedrooms and original features like wooden beams, panelling and mullioned windows, makes a memorable home-from-home for your next escape. It sits in 14.5 acres of gardens created by noted landscape designer Jinny Blom; these also host an all-weather tennis court, suntrap courtyard with a heated pool, wild swimming and boating lake, hot tub, play area and games barn. As well as the manor, there’s a converted five-bedroom barn, a three-bedroom granary and two idyllic one-bedroom hideaways. The estate can host parties of up to 34 adults plus two children. And as for food, you’ll be well looked after: the estate has a team of skilled chefs ready to whip up everything from tasting menus and dinner party banquets to family barbecues. Plus, just down the road is Temple Guiting Pantry, a characterful café serving up breakfasts, lunches and afternoon treats. The perfect destination for an unbeatable family break.
Manor or Barn from £2,150; exclusive use £5,250
+44 (0)7748 118288; templeguitingmanor.co.uk