Lords of the Manor Hotel
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... Barbara , JohnCarlo and their beautiful son Giacomo. So much to talk about and share ideas about our "orto" veggie gardens. So you will see who gate crashed their "orto" later on!! To be able to swim every day in the pool and then have a leisurely lunch is something we could get quite used to but there is always reality to bring us back. The dinners at the restaurants at night were fabulous One of the restaurants we went to was one we have been to every time (and more than ...
... boy went to class for a bit and came back later to go to his actual appointment. It turns out that he just got a bad bruise on the soft tissue of his knee. The doctor recommended ibuprofen and lots of rest for a week. Right there is the difference between American and British medicine. In America, he'd have had at least an X-Ray and MRI, if not more tests. Not here. Take two pills and call me in the morning. Done.
At 10AM we had our weekly admin ...
... Winchcombe and passed a beautiful Cricket grounds. Then we started climbing up hills of trees and sometimes open field toward the highest point on this trail, Cleeve Hill. Cleeve Hill is home to a very tough golf course. There are holes all over the place separated by gorse bushes and unmown grasses. A golfer must lose 100 balls between the first and 18 th hole. As we climbed to the highest point, 1050 ft, we saw sheep on top AND the 17 the hole! We had heard that our place ...
... move on to let the next person have a go. Somehow there is nothing which connects you to the artist quite so much as a drawing - you really feel his hand right there. That searching line as he tries to find the exact curve of a limb or a face... amazing.
In the evening, to the Eagle and Child pub, which is where Tolkein and CS Lewis, and others, used to meet to discuss literary matters; "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" was proofed there, ...
"Your experiences, if you let them, can define you." - Ruth
I've become accustomed now to taking 3 showers each day - one when I wake up, one before my shift starts, and one before I go to bed. All ice cold. It is the only way.
I had the evening shift again today, and the students were fairly low key tonight. I think the heat has just made everyone tired and lazy, so they're not getting into as much mischief ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lords of the Manor Hotel The Slaughters
This establishment is located in an incredibly beautiful part of England. The setting is idyllic, complete with grazing sheep, meandering stream, and beautiful grounds. My party of seven (grandparents, parents, three children) stayed here for two days and occupied three rooms. The rooms are charming, the baths clean and spacious, but the staff hospitality is SORELY lacking. We were required to carry our bags to our rooms ourselves from a remote parking area in back with no offer of help. We were then verbally accosted by the bar manager for walking too close to his car with our suitcases. I eventually warmed to the general manager, but felt extreme unease due to several awkard moments. I didn't particulary feel that our children were very welcome (10, 12, and 14)though extremely well-behaved and seasoned travellers. The silver lining was our dining experience: very expensive, but the best food we had during our 3 weeks in England. The wait staff in the dining area were foreigners as were we, and they were very pleasant and accomodating. A letter was sent to the management upon our departure regarding the parking incident, but, not surprisingly, there was never a reply. I was left with the feeling that they would never see us again, so why bother with civilites. I can honestly say that, had the staff been kinder, we would have LOVED our stay. The elitist demeanors definitely overshadowed this beutiful respite; this is the only time I have ever been made to feel this way, and it is certainly too expensive to be made to feel unwelcome.
Having stayed at nearby hotels and heard good reviews about Lords of the Manor, I booked a room there for my first wedding annivesary. I was told this was for a "superior" double room and the price was £280 DBB which I thought expensive but hopefully worth it. I have stayed at other hotels rated in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group and so expected great things. The setting of the hotel is beautiful and the building itself is fantastic. The staff were all very friendly and helpful if not amazingly attentive.
A bit expensive overall.
Beautiful setting but room needed refurbishing and seemed a bit expensive overall. Excellent breakfast first day, only average the second!
Quiet and quiet - but expensive noon tea
I visited this hotel for noon tea, just before heading lower slaughter. The bar area is quiet with excellent view. Staff at reception were extremely friendly and helpful. However the noon tea is too expensive. GBP 12.50 for one scone, few little pastry and 3 slices of sandwichs. There was no one asking if I would need more food/tea and it was also a long wait until I get my bill. However I wouldn't mind to stay there next time and see if the room and restaurant live up to expectation.
I had the pleasure of stopping at this hotel for tea while taking the circular walking trail through the countryside that goes from Bourton-on-the-Water to Upper and Lower Slaughter and back, in the spring of 2003. I was actually staying overnight at the superb Manor House Hotel in nearby Moreton-in-Marsh and one of their staff recommended this other hotel -- the Lords of the Manor -- to me as a place for food during my journey. It is located in a pretty area with streams, ducks, and sheep everywhere. It certainly looks like a pleasant hotel to stay overnight, if you want peace and quiet. Those who desire tourist shops right outside their hotel door would need another location -- but just beware that it can be noisy and crowded at times in some of the bigger Cotswold villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-in-the-Wold.
Great Place, Great people!
What a wonderful hotel- Really beautiful and the staff could not have done enough. The room was spectacular with a gorgeous view and amazing bathroom! Can't wait to go back in winter when the log fires are burning!
I would welcome the opportunity to prove this to the reviewer, who in October, 2003 had such a bad experience.
I am glad to learn that such positive reviews and visits have been enjoyed recently and look forward to welcoming you to the Lords of the Manor.
Beauty and peace in Upper Slaughter
A relaxing stay in this most beautiful hotel with its lovely grounds. Delicious food and courteous yet friendly staff.Great value champagne break. Wonderful afternoon teas on the lawns.
The Manor and the grounds on which it sits are gorgeous. The Staff, unfortunately, acts as if they are doing you a favor by allowing you to stay there. Also, beware of great deals. We thought we had one, turns out the great deal meant a less than luxurious room in the attic. When we complained we were told we could have the master suite for GBP305 per night (no offer to reduce the price was made). At dinner (which was good but not spectacular) absolutely no substitutions were allowed. We could only eat at the time assigned to us even though only four couples dined all night (each separated by about 30minutes). One night we went to the bar for a drink and were told to wait two hours because the bartender was working the restaurant (they did end up getting us drink after much discussion). Oh yes and the porter doesn't work on Thursdays go be prepared to carry your own bags up and down the stairs. There appear to be a ton of Inns in the Cotswolds so, my recommendation, try somewhere else!