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Overview

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
Opening

Easter Monday, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 1 May to 30 September, 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm).

 

Find Us
Find us

In Gloucestershire just off the A433 between Cirencester and Tetbury.

Kemble station is 3 miles away with regular trains from London Paddington. There is a local bus service to Rodmarton village.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free on normal open days. 

House & garden
Adults: £8 
Children 5-15: £4


Garden only
Adults: £5
Children 5-15: £1

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups of 5 or more people may book to see the garden at other times than normally open, a guided tour of the garden may also be booked.

Coaches, please book even when we are open.

Refreshments can be arranged. 

Please contact us on 01285841442.


A word from the owner

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!

School Visits

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


Filming Opportunities

Requests from film location companies are welcomed. Rodmarton is a large manor house with original interiors, panelling and leaded windows. We also have a formal 8 acre garden with topiary, borders and a walled garden.