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"The loveliest place in England"
Fodor's Britain Guide

"The epitome of the English village"
HRH The Prince of Wales
(quoted by kind permission from A Vision of Britain, 1989)


OWLPEN in its magical Cotswold valley setting has long been recognised as one of the most romantic places in England. For nearly 40 years, nine home-from-home Cotswold holiday cottages sleeping from two to eight guests have been created for holidays and short breaks to a discerning international clientele.

The famous Tudor manor house (1450-1616) stands in an early formal garden of magnificent yews at the heart of the estate, steeped in 900 years of history. Owlpen and its hamlet of secluded Cotswold holiday cottages form a relaxing hideaway, surrounded by private woods and hills in the most dramatic landscape of the Cotswold hills. Owlpen's luxury offers peace and seclusion such as you will find nowhere else in southern England.

The licenced Cyder House restaurant is set in an atmospheric medieval building where we serve home-cooked, seasonal meals for private parties, with an emphasis on the fresh produce of the working farm and garden. The restaurant, manor house and holiday cottages adapt as the Cotswolds' most romantic setting for weddings, celebrations, gatherings of friends, meetings and corporate events.

Nicholas and Karin Mander welcome you to Owlpen to experience this breathtaking and dreamy corner of the Cotswolds first hand and at leisure. We hope these pages will give you some flavour of the experience of Owlpen and its cottages: "the jewel of the Cotswolds". The Owlpen lifestyle today continues the centuries-old traditions of hospitality, in the spirit of the family motto: vive bene, "live well".

  Please note
The manor house is closed in 2014 for conservation,
 works. However, it is open for group bookings, weddings and events.
Please contact the office for more information.

The Estate Office opening hours are 9.30 am to 5 pm Monday and Friday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 am to 1.30pm.


Telephone: +44-(0)1453860261        
email: sales@owlpen.com
special offers
Now taking Autumn/winter season bookings. Many cottages have open fires and wood burners. Please call the office on 01453 860261..
07.09.2014 - 09:58
Glorious autumnal weather here in our secluded Cotswolds valley: crisp mornings and golden afternoons, cottages glowing cosily in the honeyed light. We're now gearing up autumn/winter holiday season of roaring log fires, red wine and hearty seasonal food.
02.01.2014 - 14:39
It’s been all go here at Owlpen this year with much merriment in our secluded little valley in the heart of the Cotswolds! We’ve hosted some fabulous group parties such as 40th and 50th birthdays and family get-togethers.
holiday cottages
Owlpen features nine dreamy hideaways, including several 'listed' historic buildings. Sleeping from 2 to 9, they range from snug medieval barns and byres to sizeable farmhouses, each one of them offering something unique.
Owlpen is an extremely adaptable setting for any special occasion, with several marquee sites and wonderful photo opportunities. Events can be held for just 20 or up to 200.
house visits
Due to conservation and restoration work, the manor house is currently open only for group bookings by prior arrangement. Packages can be tailored for your requirements, including lunch in the Cyder House restaurant and cream teas.
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