Set in a large private estate, this 17th-century manor house is the perfect rural escape. The Grade-II listed home is an ideal retreat for families, and both big and small kids will be kept busy with the range of activities on offer. In the lucsious garden you'll find a sparkling swimming pool, where you can splash around on sunny days. After that, how about a game of tennis on the private court, or a few hours running wild in the large outdoor play area? There's even a zipline if you're feeling brave. The surrounding rural landscape is characterised by rolling green hills and dramatic limestone valleys, perfect for country walks or bike rides. Spend the morning at the Cotswold wildlife park, before heading to one of the picture-perfect villages for a spot of afternoon tea. Or, explore the nearby Georgian town of Cheltenham – just seventeen minutes away by car – where you can head to the races, or indulge in some retail therapy at the boutiques. As the day draws to a close, enjoy alfresco dining under the stars or have a family game night around the fire. With traditional interiors and plenty of original character, it won't take you long to feel right at home here.
Home truths: * Tall guests might need to stoop under some low ceilings and rafters
* Care should be taken on the steep steps to the top floor
*The pool is only open and usable from May to mid-September
*The pots and pans provided may not be enough if cooking for twelve guests at the same time
*A travel crib and high chair can be provided
*Pets are welcome so bring your furry friend
*Check-in is contactless
*Be careful if you have allergies, as there are horses and dogs nearby
*There is a pond on the grounds so kids will need to be supervised
*There is space to park several cars at the house
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