Tucked away in this little explored corner of the Cotswolds and within easy reach of Shakespeare country sits Stourton Manor, a much loved home and a piece of living history. Dating from the early 1600s and painstakingly restored by the present owners, it’s a rare privilege to experience such heritage as a guest. Impressive inglenooks, original flagstone floors, exposed beams and rarely seen authentic elm panelled walls all combine to create a unique backdrop to your time away with family and friends.
The house sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms which exude period charm. There’s an elegant sitting room and sophisticated library, each with open fires and the cosy ambiance of the dining hall. The characterful country kitchen has everything you will need to cook up a storm, with a traditional pantry linking the kitchen to the dining hall provides ample storage as well as all manner of kitchen paraphernalia. An adjacent barn houses a yoga studio with some gym equipment and contemporary shower room. The private enclosed grounds extend to two acres and include a tiger turf tennis court and cricket net with bowling machine.
The village of Stourton is located in the north eastern corner of the Cotswolds in the county of Warwickshire within easy reach of the home of the Bard. Dating from the post-medieval period, the house is surrounded by fascinating history, not least of which the dissolution of the monasteries and the English Civil War. Nowadays, the locality is brimming with artisan producers as well as sites of interest: The Cotswold Distillery is literally on the doorstep (Stourton Manor guests qualify for a discount), the Hook Norton Brewery still using traditional methods is within easy reach and Todenham Manor Farm renowned for its top quality outdoor reared pork and beef is nearby. The local market town of Shipston-on-Stour shuns large supermarkets which makes it a delight for traditional fresh produce shopping and independent shops.