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Southrop, Cotswolds

A quintessentially English destination with a love of the land, good food, family & friends

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A restored historic Cotswold Manor and Farm, Thyme in Southrop is full of character and whispers of times gone by.

The estate dates to Roman times, but is now under the care of Caryn Hibbert who moved into the manor in 2002 with a vision of turning it into a very special place to eat, drink and sleep in. And this has certainly been achieved.

You’ll find many generations of the family involved in the running of Thyme, which has remained a place driven by the passions of the individuals who saved it.

Each of the rooms in the boutique hotel are botanically-themed, relaxing and truly special places to stay.

The rooms spread across the houses, cottages and other buildings that make up the estate, with no two being the same. They are broken into several categories, including cosy bedrooms, elegant bedrooms, divine and garden bedrooms.

There are also several special rooms, including English Rose, which has two fireplaces, elegant chandeliers and French doors leading out onto the lawns.

Peat Tree is one of the estate’s quintessential Cotswold one-bedroomed cottages in the village of Southrop. It features a sitting room, small study and a bright and open kitchen that leads out onto the private garden.

There are several places to eat and drink either in the main estate or surrounding properties owned by Thyme.

These include the Ox Barn, Baa Bar, the Swan, Orchid House and also spaces for parties and private dining events.

The Ox Barn, formerly home to the oxen that ploughed the fields of the farm, has been preserved by Caryn Hibbert and is now a sought-after dining sport in the area.

You’ll find simple, elegant dishes that make the most of the exquisite flavours of the ingredients from the very best ingredients the region has to offer.

Key Information

  • NO. ROOMS: 30
  • PRICE RANGE: £££
  • DINING: Home grown meals
  • AMENITIES: Spa, gardens, Cotswold walks
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 01367 850174
  • ADDRESS: Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3PW