Calcot Manor Review, Cotswolds


Calcot Manor & Spa is set in a 14th-century weathered stone manor house located three miles from Tetbury and amid the rolling Cotswolds hills. It offers a gorgeous spa with an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub, an additional outdoor pool, a kids’ Playzone, and two restaurants, all sitting within its 220-acres of meadowland.

This luxury hotel has 35 modern-country style bedrooms located in the main house and overlooking the courtyard and gardens as well as more family-orientated rooms in the outbuildings. The rooms in the main house are for couples only.  Family rooms overlook the outdoor pool; suites that are available to both families or couples are in one of the outbuildings and come with their own fenced private gardens.

All of the Calcot Manor bedrooms and suites are spacious with satellite television, magazines, fresh fruit, and biscuits. The bathrooms come fully loaded with fluffy towels, robes, walk-in showers, free-standing bathtubs, and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries. Of the family suites, Woodchester is an excellent choice, with its private garden and first-floor bathroom with 2 baths (see photo below).

Calcot Spa
Calcot Spa is a few seconds walk from the main house. The spa includes a swimming pool, treatment rooms, a gym, lounge, and an outdoor hot tub that’s surrounded by lavender and overlooks an open wood fire.

At Calcot, there is a choice of fabulous fine dining in the Conservatory restaurant or tasty gastro-pub fare in The Gumstool Inn. The Gumstool Inn is right on site and gives you everything you would expect from a cozy pub from a log fire to comfy seating. It serves local real ales as well as excellent warming pub food.

The Conservatory serves dishes infused with a Mediterranean flavor from his wood-fired oven, all made from fresh, local ingredients. Offering stunning views of the Cotswold countryside from all around, you’ll never miss out on the sunshine when dining in The Conservatory. The big windows and beautiful skylights make it a restaurant experience that will really lift your spirits.

Calcot Manor is possibly one of the most child-friendly hotels in the UK. Facilities extend beyond the family bedrooms to include an all-day crèche, an over-eights’ entertainment area, a kids’ tea every day, and a special swimming pool for little cherubs.

If you get the relaxation guilts, the Manor supplies complimentary bikes for the three miles of cycles paths around the grounds, as well as tennis courts, mini football, horse riding (at certain times of the year), climbing frames, an outdoor pool, running routes and a woodland gymnasium.

I prefer to relax when I am away, to take a stroll in the grounds, to snuggle up on one of the inviting fireside sofas, to indulge in the spa, and to end the night in the hot tub with champagne under the Cotswold stars. This luxury gem in the Cotswolds will not disappoint wherever your mood takes you.

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