Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

Your ultimate staycation: Historic Cotswold hotel for sale at £6.5m

Written by: Tony Davey, Stroud Chamber of Trade and Commerce | Posted 27 August 2020 8:36

Your ultimate staycation: Historic Cotswold hotel for sale at £6.5m

If you are the kind of person unable to resist the thought of owning a historic property once part of the estate of one of England’s most famous kings, then just take a moment. 

There will be few unimpressed by the splendour of the Lords of the Manor, so if it is about inciting envy in all who know you then you are also in luck. 

But we say hold fire because unless you have a very agreeable bank manager, or access to a few million pounds in cash, The Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds could well be a bit of your reach. 

Colliers has the 17th century former rectory, once owned by King Henry VIII on the market at £6.5 million. 

Then again, that does get you26 bedrooms and two restaurants including the three AA Rosette Atrium, which launched in May last year with an eight-course tasting menu and space for 14 covers. 

More relaxed dining is also available aptly named Dining Room, which has 40 covers. 

Current owner since 1997, the Munir family, is said to have "invested substantially in the development of the interiors and reconfiguration of the gardens. 

According to Colliers, a specialist in handling such properties, sales last year alone were £2 million with a surge in bookings coming its way as those who were able embraced staycations. 

Peter Brunt, is director in the hotelagency team at the global real estate business, the sole agent on the sale, said the Lords of the Manor. 

“The Lords of the Manor is arguably one of the most famous country house hotels in the Cotswolds,” he said,” said Mr Brunt. 

Apparently, The Manor was bought by the Slaughter family from King Henry VIII, passing to the Reverend Francis Edward Witts in 1808. The Witts were the first Rectorsand then later Lords of Upper Slaughter. 

Francis Witts converted the manor in 1972 into what we know today, privately managing it until 1985 when it was sold to the Gulliver family who then sold it to the Munirs.