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LOWER SLAUGHTER MANOR, Gloucestershire

At-a-Glance Guide

19 bedrooms inc 9 suites
AA 3 Rosette restaurant, private dining
front hall, drawing room, salon, gallery
5 acres of garden, croquet lawn, tennis court
weddings/events/meetings



LOWER SLAUGHTER MANOR, Gloucestershire

THE PAST:

The history of the manor dates back nearly 1000 years, with a house known to be on the site as early as 1004. The name is said to originate from that of a Norman knight, Philip de Sloitre, who was granted land in the area by William the Conqueror. In 1443, the manor became a convent housing nuns of the order of Syon. It was returned to the crown in 1603, in the reign of James I.

In 1611, the manor was granted to Sir George Whitmore, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire. His son contracted the renowned stonemason Valentine Strong to build a house at Lower Slaughter “for the sum of £200.00.00d in lawful English money”. (Strong’s son Thomas was employed by Sir Christopher Wren to build of St. Paul’s Cathedral.)

Although greatly altered by later generations, some of the house’s original fittings remain – among them, the stone fireplace in the lounge, dated 1658, and the drawing room’s splendid ceiling, with its medallions of fruit, flowers, figures of angelic females and birds. The stable block, with its fine clock tower, was built in 1770. The house remained in the Whitmore family until 1964.

THE PRESENT:

Now a refined, luxury hotel, Lower Slaughter Manor remains serene and gracious. Regarded as one of the finest 17th Century country houses in the south of England, it retains many fine period features, and stands in an enviable position next to the historic church in the Cotswold village of Lower Slaughter, with the River Eye flowing gently past the entrance.

THE PLACE FOR YOU?

This hotel is an excellent choice if you want a magnificent sense of place and past, a refined address in what many believe to be the most beautiful village in England, and a good Cotswolds touring base.

Children are most welcome at Lower Slaughter Manor.

The hotel is licensed for civil weddings.

THE PROPERTY IN DETAIL:

RELAXING
The front hall, with piano, and the salon, with walls of prints, successfully combine contemporary styling with period details, and comfort. The drawing room has a more traditional look, and a beautiful plasterwork ceiling. All have open fires. There is also a cosy gallery to sit in.

EATING & DRINKING
The Sixteen58 Restaurant is chic and stylish, with chocolate-brown silk walls, Murano crystal chandeliers and pleasingly intimate seating. The original chapel – now part of the restaurant - forms a semi-private alcove, seating up to 14. Chef David Kelman serves his own interpretation of classic dishes, and has developed a new ‘fresh from the market’ fish menu.

Light lunches and suppers from a lounge menu are served in the drawing room and salon, as well as morning coffee, full afternoon teas and drinks.

SLEEPING
Individually styled, luxuriously furnished and sumptuously appointed, bedrooms and suites - which are located in both the original manor house and the later coach house - are not period pieces, but fresh and contemporary and, in most cases, very spacious.

There are three Classic rooms:
Emma, on the first floor of the main house, is decorated in mint green, accompanied by neutral soft furnishings. It has a large window that looks out over the immaculate front lawn and gardens. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD player. The bathroom, decorated in pale blue with neutral tiles on the walls and floor, has a shower over the bath.

Stow, on the ground floor of the Coach House, is decorated in powder blue, with dark wood furniture. There are views out onto the gardens and the front aspect of the hotel from a window seat. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD player. The petite bathroom has a shower over the bath.

Maela is on the second floor of the main house, with views to the pretty front gardens. Decorated in neutrals, accented with dark jewel tones, this room has a comfortable seating area. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD player and an iPod docking station. The large bathroom has a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath.
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There are seven Deluxe Rooms:
Faye, a beautifully bright room on the first floor of the main house, is the largest Deluxe double. It is decorated in l lilac floral print, complemented by purple and mauve soft furnishings.
The large window has a window seat overlooks the manicured gardens to the back of the house.
The bathroom, decorated in cream and silver with neutral tiled walls and floor, has a walk-in shower and a bathtub.

Rose, on the first floor of the main house, is a very spacious room, with a king-size double bed. It is decorated in cream and beige contemporary floral print with neutral soft furnishings, accented by beige checks. There are views over the garden at the back of the house. The bathroom, decorated in a contemporary neutral pattern with neutral tiled walls and floor, has a walk-in shower and a bathtub.

Charlotte, a large double or twin room, is situated on the second floor of the main house, with a separate entrance hallway. Decorated in neutral tones, with accents of midnight blue, it has dual-aspect views to the rear and side of the house, making it especially light and airy. There is a plasma-screen TV and DVD player, and an iPod docking station. The spacious bathroom has a bathtub and a walk-in shower.

Lydia is a double or twin room on the second floor of the main house. It has dramatic black and silver décor, and window seats with views to the front gardens. There is a plasma-screen TV and DVD player, and an iPod docking station. The large bathroom has a walk-in shower and a free-standing claw-foot bathtub.

Cedar a large double room is on the ground floor of the Coach House. It is decorated in chocolate browns with accents of leaf green, and has a large chaise longue and fitted wardrobes. There is a plasma-screen TV, a clock/radio/iPOD player and a DVD/CD player. The bathroom has a free-standing bathtub and a separate enclosed shower room, separated from main bedroom by full-height, contemporary glass screen.

Moreton, a large double on the first floor of the Coach House, has an Asian-influenced decor. In the bedroom, there is an iPod docking station. The spacious bathroom has a walk-in shower and a bathtub. This room has an inter-connecting door to the Longborough suite.

Elm is a double room, on the first floor of the Coach House. It is decorated in shades of cream, leaf green and aqua, and has a large chaise longue. There is also a plasma-screen TV, DVD/CD player and clock/radio/IPOD player. The bathroom has a large, free-standing bathtub and a separate enclosed shower room, separated from the main bedroom by a large, contemporary glass screen.
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There are four Junior Suites:
Kate is a bright four-poster bedroom on the first floor of the main house. It is decorated in dark blue, with blue and white floral drapes to the bed and windows. There are two large windows with views over the front garden across to the pretty village of Lower Slaughter. There is a TV and DVD player as well as an iPod docking station. The bathroom, decorated in light brown with a contemporary pattern and neutral tiles on walls and floor. There is a shower over a P-shaped bathtub..

Aimee, a very large double or twin, with space for an additional bed, is on the second floor of the main house, with views overlooking the rear gardens. Decorated in neutral shades, with accents of chocolate and midnight blue, this room has ample comfortable seating, a plasma-screen TV and DVD player, and an iPod docking station. The large bathroom features twin wash-basins, a bathtub and a walk-in shower.

June, a very spacious double or twin, with space for an additional bed, is on the second floor of the main house, with views to the front gardens and the side of the house. Decorated in red and cream, it has ample comfortable seating and large fitted wardrobes. There is a flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. The large bathroom has a bathtub and a walk-in shower.

Beech is situated on the first floor of the Coach House, and can be a double or twin. Decorated in shades of aubergine, chocolate and cream, it features a hand-crafted leather desk, console tables and a roomy two-seater sofa. Dual-aspect windows give views over the gardens.
There is a plasma screen TV, a DVD/CD player and a clock/radio/IPOD player. The spacious bathroom features a free-standing bathtub and walk-in shower.
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There are two Garden Suites:
Valentine is on the ground floor of the Coach house and features a large four- poster bed, and a large plasma-screen TV over the handsome fireplace. The suite is decorated in neutral colours with wood panelling, and has French doors opening at the rear of the Coach House. In the bathroom, which also has French doors to the rear private garden – where there’s a hot tub - has a very large walk-in shower, and two bathtubs side-by-side.

Magnolia, which has disabled access, can be a double or twin. Situated on the ground floor of the Coach House, it is handsomely decorated in shades of taupe and dark aubergine, and features a handcrafted bed and a two-seater sofa. There is a plasma-screen TV, a clock/radio/IPOD player and a DVD/CD player. A set of French doors lead out to the suite’s own private garden. The bathroom features a large wet room and a freestanding bath. To one side, the room looks out on its own private garden; to the other, it looks over the gardens in front of the hotel.
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There are three Suites:
Longborough is a king-size double, with room for an additional bed, on the first floor of the Coach House. This very spacious suite, decorated in taupe and cream, has a fireplace, a comfortable seating area, and a separate dressing room with built-in wardrobes. It has a plasma-screen TV with DVD , and an iPod docking station. There are dual- aspect windows with views of the gardens. The bathroom has a free-standing bathtub with a shower over it.

Antoinette is a large double on the first floor of the main house, and features a spectacular, bespoke, hand-crafted four-poster bed. Decorated in chocolate colours with cream drapes on the bed, accented by rich blue and red soft furnishings, this room views over the immaculate front garden across to the pretty village of Lower Slaughter. There is a TV and DVD player and an iPod docking station. The bathroom, decorated in tones of coffee and beige with neutral tiles on the walls and floor, has a slipper bath and a walk-in shower.

The luxurious king-size double or twin, Nina - the Lexington Suite is situated on the first floor of the main house. It is decorated in cream with lilac highlights, and has lilac, cream and beige soft furnishings. There are two large windows which look out over the front garden and across to the village. There is a TV and DVD player as well as an iPod docking station. The bathroom, decorated in lilac floral neutral tiled walls and floor, has a walk-in shower and a bathtub.
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NO SPA BUT...
... beauty treatments can be arranged in the luxury and privacy of your own room.

OUTDOORS
Lower Slaughter Manor is set in five acres of landscaped gardens, with ornamental beds, lavender edging much of the drive, and some fine specimen trees. The back lawn is laid for croquet, and there’s also a hard tennis court.

The property borders the pretty River Eye, which can be crossed by foot-step bridges or a road bridge, as it meanders through the very picturesque village.

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