Sat within 12 acres of gardens in the middle of the glorious Cotswolds, you will find the grand Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, a sight to behold for even the most travelled.
Try to not be amazed by this magnificent property, which spreads across its luscious grounds with no fewer than 26 distinct areas to discover.
Some of the areas to explore include Grey’s Restaurant, a one Michelin-starred restaurant named The Dining Room and the Green Room is a private events space with its own open kitchen. And that’s just a fraction of what this stunner of a dwelling has to show.
By Top 50 Boutique Hotel’s calculations, you could visit the Whatley Manor Hotel for one night every other week and still have more to see. That’s impressive.
Originally named Twatley Manor – pronounced ‘to the wet lea’ – what is now Whatley Manor was built on a former farmhouse on an estate called Twatley Farm that was rebuilt in the 18th century.
However, the land was bought in 1857 by Mr TG Smith who became lord of Easton Grey Manor. Fast forward several decades filled with a significant amount of history and compelling stories and we come to the year 2000 when it was acquired by Marco and Alix Landolt. Finally, after years of painstaking work, it opened its doors in 2003.
Now Whatley Manor is a peaceful and magical pile ready for many guests to make special memories.
The gardens are broken into 26 rooms, embracing various elements of the surrounding landscape including wonderful vistas, the river and woodland.
Inside though, guests are met with elegant and lavish rooms and suites – 23 in all – which deliver a five-star luxury experience.
Also at the hotel is the Aquarias Spa when guests are invited to unwind and indulge in various therapies and treatments including facials, hot stone massages and champi reflexology.