Overview

Deep in a Cotswold valley, Owlpen Manor has been described as "the most beautiful place in England." The tudor manor house is steeped in 800 years of history, with arts and crafts furniture and its own community of ghosts.

 


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The manor house is open in the summer months for exclusive Group Tours by prior arrangement.  Packages can be tailored for your requirements, including lunches and teas in the atmospheric Cyder House Restaurant.

If you would like to visit independently of a group, the gardens are open Monday to Friday, 12-5pm, 1st April to 30th September.  Tickets are £5.

Admission
Admission

If you would like to visit independently of a group, the gardens are open Monday to Friday, 12-5pm, 1st April to 30th September.  Tickets are £5.

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Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

The manor house is open in the summer months for exclusive Group Tours by prior arrangement.  Packages can be tailored for your requirements, including lunches and teas in the atmospheric Cyder House Restaurant.

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3 Sep 2019

Owlpen Manor, Dursley, Glos

Romantic Tudor manor house nestled in a Cotswold valley.  Historic gardens, Cyder Barn dated 1446, where lunches and teas are served to guests. Church.  Private tours conducted by the Mander family, who have lived there since 1974.

Home of Sir Nicholas and Lady, Owlpen Manor has long been recognised as one of the most romantic Tudor manor houses in southern England. Set in a picturesque valley among ancient woodland right under the Cotswold hills, it has formal terraced gardens and magnificent yews of the seventeenth century.

The house dates from 1450 to 1616, with careful Cotswold Arts and Crafts repairs of 1926, when the house was saved from ruin after over 80 years of dereliction. Today the interiors contain a series of unique 'painted cloth' textiles and Mander family portraits and collections, as well as a famous collection of Cotswold Arts and Crafts furniture and fittings.  It is also said to be the ghostly repose of Queen Margaret of Anjou, who spent her last happy night at Owlpen in 1471, and takes her place amongst a pantheon of ghosts whose presence has been a feature of the house for centuries.


Weddings

At Owlpen Manor you can enjoy your private wedding reception in the peace and tranquility of a secluded Cotswold valley, surrounded by family and friends, while our wedding planner makes sure everything is professionally organised down to the last detail, from managing parking to the wedding cake itself.

The Owlpen team will work with you to create your own personalised wedding experience: we are licensed for civil ceremonies both in the Tudor Manor House itself, and in the ancient Cyder Barn nearby.  Dating to 1446, it is the oldest licensed wedding barn in Gloucestershire. 

If you would prefer a church service, the beautiful Owlpen Parish Church is just a stone's throw from the manor house itself, so you can have a church wedding without having to leave the valley.


Accommodation

We have nine beautiful self-catering holiday cottages at Owlpen Manor which sleep 36 people in total, in houses, barns and woodland homes for between 2 and 8 people.  Enjoy comfort, design and peace and quiet in this unspoilt privately-owned Cotswold valley. 

 


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Owlpen in its picturesque Costwold valley provides the perfect estate for exclusive corporate events and group activities, with the flexibility to provide just the right atmosphere - from the elegance of stately historic interiors to the rough-and-tumble of its woods and hills. There is a conference facility, marquee sites for trade fairs, and ample accommodation in its period cottages.

For more information, please see our website.

 


School Visits