Rodmarton Manor

Supreme example of a house built and all its furniture made according to Arts and Crafts ideals.

Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6PF

Rodmarton Manor in Gloucestershire

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Free for members
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Rodmarton Manor is a unique Arts and Crafts Manor House containing furniture made locally and with a stunning early 20th-century garden.

The house and garden were designed for the Biddulph family by Ernest Barnsley, whilst his brother Sidney was the principle furniture maker. This house, although post Industrial Revolution was a return to earlier times with local materials, hand tools and craftsmanship.

Work started in 1909, stopped from 1914 to 1919 because of the First World War before the house was finally completed in 1929.

Visitors today will see original interiors, furniture, ceramics, ironwork and textiles all made in the early 20th-century by followers of the Cotswold Arts and Crafts movement such as the Barnsleys, Gimson, Waals, Alfred and Louise Powell. The original garden layout persists in the 8 acre garden with terrace, topiary, herbaceous borders and walled garden.

Opening Times


Snowdrop season – Garden only: Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1.30pm, first 3 weeks in February – 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th & 19th.

Easter Monday: House & Garden – 2pm – 5pm.

May – September: House & Garden – Wednesdays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday afternoons 2pm – 5pm.

Please note the Manor will not be open over the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

Last entry to the Manor is 4.15pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free on normal open days.

House & Garden
Adult – £12
Children 5 to 15 – £4

Garden Only
Adult – £9.00
Children 5 to 15 – £1

Group Visits

The Manor is open for private, guided tours for group bookings by prior appointment.

The charge is £15 per person subject to a minimum group total of £180.

Refreshments can be arranged.

For further details please contact – or 01285 841442.

Educational Visits

We welcome visits from primary and secondary schools to see the house in garden.

Please get in touch with us at – – or on 01285 841442 to find out more and arrange.

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

A few years ago, a member of the Royal Family visited Rodmarton Manor. They were wearing hobnail boots which marked the wooden floors, but my grandmother did not dare tell him off!

Rodmarton Manor grounds border

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